- Last Name: Crow
- Given Name: James C.
- Birth: 1818
- Death: 1893
- Relationship: Father
The Nunda Herald, December 22, 1893
DIED, at his home in Crystal Lake, Ill., on December 11th, 1893, Mr. James Crow, in his 76th year of age.
Mr. Crow was born near Baltimore, Md., Sept. 24th, 1818, his parents dying when he was very young. He passed his boyhood days with his grandparents in the vicinity of Newburgh, N.Y. Later in life he made his home in the South, and for several years was engaged in business in Natchez, Miss.
Aug. 8th, 1850, when a resident of Chicago, he married Miss Sarah A. Smith, of the same city, and in 1856 moved to the village of Crystal Lake. He leaves a wife, two daughters and one son, to mourn his loss and cherish his memory.
During his long residence at Crystal Lake, Mr. Crow was identified with whatever tended to advance the social, educational, and religious interests of the community. He was thoroughly devoted to the cause of education, and for several years prior to the estalishing of the Union High school he helped to sustain a private school for young ladies, which was held in the chapel of the Congregational church. Among the first to advocate the erection of a new Public School mid-way between Nunda and Crystal Lake, he worked persistently and enthusiastically to secure the means necessary for the construction of the present edifice, which is such an honor to the county of McHenry.
In the different local and County offices which Mr. Crow filled, he displayed marked energy and uprightness of character.
Blessed with wealth, he kept himself in sympathy with the humblest members of society, and was a sincere friend to the poor.
He will be pleasantly, and gratefully remembered, and his good name will be a sacred legacy, to both his family and the community.
The funeral services were held at the house, Dec. 13th, Rev. S.C. Hay, of Woodstock, officiating, and the remains were interred in the Crystal Lake Cemetery.
- Cemetery: Lake Avenue Cemetery, Crystal Lake, IL
- Section: 2-10
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