William Elmer Crouch

20 August 1907–26 December 1980 (Age 73)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of William Elmer

When William Elmer Crouch was born on 20 August 1907, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, William Henry Crouch, was 20 and his mother, Effie Blanch Nixon, was 27. He married Florence Louise Harwick on 27 December 1930, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. He lived in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. In 1939, at the age of 32, his occupation is listed as major league baseball pitcher in Brooklyn, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States. He died on 26 December 1980, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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William Elmer Crouch
Florence Louise Harwick
Marriage: 27 December 1930

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27 December 1930
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 3

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English crouch, Old English crūc ‘cross’ (a word that was replaced in Middle English by the word cross, from Old Norse kross), applied either as a topographic name for someone who lived by a cross or possibly as a nickname for someone who had carried a cross in a pageant or procession.2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch croech ‘jug’, ‘pitcher’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a potter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Crouch Jr. in household of William H Crouch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William E Crouch in household of William H Crouch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Elmer Crouch, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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