John Wesley Crabtree

19 March 1874–1965 (Age 90)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Crabtree was born on 19 March 1874, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Solomon Tecumseh Crabtree, was 35 and his mother, Cassie Ferguson, was 36. He married Naomi Thompson on 10 March 1898, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Butler Magisterial District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1965, at the age of 91, and was buried in Crabtree Cemetery, Genoa, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Crabtree
Naomi Thompson
Marriage: 10 March 1898
George Dewey Crabtree
Fannie Cassidy Crabtree
Goldie Crabtree
Curtis Crabtree
Fred Raymond Crabtree
Grace Beatrice Crabtree
Clyde Beecher Crabtree
Shirley Jay Crabtree
Oscar Homer Crabtree
Evangeline Crabtree
Magie Opal Crabtree

Spouse and Children

10 March 1898
Wayne, West Virginia, United States




    Goldie Crabtree


    Curtis Crabtree


    Fred Raymond Crabtree


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Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree, Middle English crabbetre ( see Crabb 2).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Crabtree, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J W Crabtree, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Crabtree, "United States Census, 1940"

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