William Crum, Jr

6 January 1833–8 September 1921 (Age 88)
Moniteau, Missouri, United States

The Life of William

When William Crum, Jr was born on 6 January 1833, in Moniteau, Missouri, United States, his father, William Crum, was 40 and his mother, Ruth Sharp, was 36. He married Hannah Letitia Yows on 8 November 1855, in Moniteau, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1850. He died on 8 September 1921, in Walker Township, Moniteau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Conway, Laclede, Missouri, United States.

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William Crum, Jr
Hannah Letitia Yows
Marriage: 8 November 1855
George Ann Crum
Margaret Crum
Edna Marion Crum
Dr. John Albert Crum
Balzora Crum

Spouse and Children

8 November 1855
Moniteau, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Crum





    Matilda Elizabeth Crum


    George Washington Crum


    William Lee Crum


    Peter Reed Crum



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 15

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 24

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McCrum .2 Scottish: reduced form of Macilchrum, an Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Chruim ‘son of the servant of the cripple’ ( see McCrum ).3 Americanized spelling of German Krumm or of Dutch and Jewish Krom .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Crum in household of Geo W Cum, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Crumm, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Crum, "United States Census, 1910"

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