ANGEL OF DEATH CLAIMS MRS. CRUMIT
Aged Woman Dies at Her Home in the East End Following a Long Illness.
The Daily Telegram., October 16, 1916
Mrs. Hulda Jane Crumit, aged 89 years, one of the oldest residents of the east end of the city, passed away at her home on Jackson street at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home. The Rev. W. B. King, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, will conduct the services.
The burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Crumit was born December 25, 1827, at Montera, Rockingham County, Va. Following the death of her husband, John Crumit, in 1865, she moved to Buckhannon, where she lived until 1871, when she moved to this city where she had since made her home.
Surviving relatives of the deceased woman are Mrs. Sarah Crumit, of this city, Mrs. Nelson Smith, of Toronto, O., Mrs. James E. Tichenal, of Adamston, daughters; John Crumit, of Wheeling, George W. Crumit, of Parkersburg, and H. U. and Charles Crumit, of this city, sons; and John Hash, of Topeka, Kan., a brother.
Services Held at Home on Jackson Street Tuesday Afternoon.
The Daily Telegram., October 18, 1916, page 3
Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Hulda Jane Crumit, aged 89 years, who died at her home on Jackson Street Sunday afternoon, were held at the home Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. W. B. King, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, conducted the services. The McCleland Bible class quartet was in charge of the music.
Six of the deceased woman’s grandsons acted as pall bearers. Relatives from other cities attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Smith, Toronto, O.; Mr. and Mrs. John Crumit and Charles Crumit, of Wheeling; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Crumit and Mrs. Jennie Crumit, of Weston. The burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Daily Telegram., October 19, 1916, page 4
The Exponent’s reference to the absence of the Crumit drum corps from a Republican meeting here is really too contemptible to be given extended consideration, in view of the fact that Mr. Crumit’s mother was on her death bed at the time.
The members of the drum corps did not feel it proper to play on that occasion owing to the fact that their leader’s mother was dying.