Born: October 31, 1897 in Wayne County West Virginia Died: August 14, 1958 in St Joseph, MO Cause of Death: "Chronic Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease, Acute Cerebral Thrombi (blood clot/stroke), and pneumonia" MO Death Cert. #58-028260 Buried: Odessa Cemetery
Married 1. Goldie Rigg October 20, 1924 in Ashland, Kentucky. Goldie was b. Jan. 21, 1901 in Wayne County, West Virginia and died April 26, 1927 in Holden, Missouri. Cause of death: "Tuberculosis of the Lungs" Mo Death Cert # 12129 Goodman Funeral Home provided services with the cost listed as $214.02 (Found in Rootsweb, Funeral Records).
One Child: Arlene Beatrice Crabtree, b. July 20, 1925, Ashland KY; d. August 12, 1927 in Holden, MO. Cause of death: "Tuberculosis of the Lungs" Mo Death Cert # 24702
Goldie and Beatrice were taken to Wayne County West Virginia for burial in the Crabtree-Thompson Cemetery; Joel's Branch. Click to see grave markers.
Married 2. Mildred Teresa Johnson June 1, 1930 Kansas City, Mo (George Crabtree home) One Child: Robert Earl Crabtree b. 1931 in Kansas City, MO.
From Wayne County WV to Holden, MO 1906 Farmed south of Holden, MO in the 1920s Worked at Sears in Kansas City in the 1930 - 50s (17 years total) Moved to farm east of Odessa, late 1930s
1930 Census shows Earl living as a "roomer" on Charlotte Street in Kansas City, MO and his occupation was "mail order clerk"
Funeral services were held at the Odessa First Baptist Church, led by Rev. Gibson of the church. Masonic Services at the grave side were led by Louis Heidbrink Jr. Mr. Richard Crews sang "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" and Mr. Wesley Johnson sang "Rock of Ages." Pallbearers were Joe Ludlam, Edwin Jacobson, Francis Gibbs, Cameron Morrison, Ralph Ferguson, and Charles Coffman.