Thomas William Crabbe

27 September 1834–18 June 1917 (Age 82)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas William

When Thomas William Crabbe was born on 27 September 1834, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, James Smith Crabb, was 36 and his mother, Paulina Threlkeld, was 28. He married Elizabeth Dicks on 24 August 1855, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Otter Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 18 June 1917, in Milo, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Center Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas William Crabbe
Susan Coons
Marriage: 5 January 1865
George Newton Crabb
Harriet Pauline Crabb
John Smith Crabb
James R. Crabb
David Franklin Crabb
Lizzie May Crabb
Daniel Thomas Crabb
Nathan Doc Haddock Crabb
William Vern Crabb
Gladys Irene Crabb

Spouse and Children

5 January 1865
Warren, Illinois, United States


    George Newton Crabb


    Harriet Pauline Crabb



    James R. Crabb



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 22

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Crabb .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Crabbe in household of Jemima Dicks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Crabb, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas W Crabb, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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