Wednesday, October 20, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 125: Samuel Crouch

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer/Smith family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is a picture of Samuel Crouch (1840-1931) who resided in Long Beach, California from before 1910 until his death.  Samuel was born in September 1840 in England.  He married Elizabeth Vaux (1850-1931) on 19 October 1871 in Andrew County, Missouri.  They resided in Platte township, Andrew County, Missouri in 1880 and in Beaver township, Boone County, Nebraska in 1900.  Samuel died 19 May 1931 in Long Beach, and Elizabeth died 10 May 1931 in Long Beach.  They had three children - Myrtle Crouch (1872-1963), who married Benjamin Milbank; William Samuel Crouch (1874-1940) who married Elizabeth Riley;  Ralph Crouch (1880-????), who probably died young. 

Elizabeth (Vaux) Crouch was a sister of my great-great-grandmother, Abbie (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931) married Devier J. Smith in Wisconsin, lived in Taylor County, Iowa, Andrew County, Missouri, Concordia, Cloud county, Kansas, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska and San Diego County, California.  The two families exchanged frequent letters and visited occasionally. 

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Great picture! I love his hat. :)