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Charles Alvin CROOKS

Limes (AKA Sheep Pen or Gustin) Cemetery
Highland County,

CROOKS, Charles Alvin
Born: Mar. 22, 1859
Died: Mar. 2, 1917
Aged: 57 yrs. 9 mos. 10 ds.
He was a son of Samuel & Nancy J. Coffey Crooks

Obituary of Charles A. Crooks
Washington Herald, Washington C.H ., Ohio, Friday, March 2, 1917, Volume 32, No. 52, page 4

“Death Claims Chas. A. Crooks” “It was a great shock to the community to learn shortly before noon Friday of the death of Mr. Charles A. Crooks well known business man of this city of the age of 58 years. About a month ago, Mr. Crooks succumbed to an attack of the grippe which developed into pneumonia. For several days he had been better and was hopeful of getting out soon so that the end came with great unexpectedness. ….Mr. Crooks devoted many years of his life to teaching throughout the county and for some time was principal of the East Ead school. He brought the same conscientiousness to his school work that was characteristic of his every effort. He also engaged extensively in mercantile business and at the time of his death was the proprietor of a grocery store on the corner of E. Market and Forest Streets. Mr. Crooks had no lodge affiliations but was deeply devoted to his church, The First Presbyterian, and active in work of the Brotherhood Class. Mr. Crooks is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Bertha Gardner, one sister, Miss Belle Crooks, and one brother, Mr. W. L. Crooks, of New Martinsburg, who have the utmost sympathy in their loss. Funeral services will be held Monday beginning at ten o’clock at the Presbyterian church, Rev. Gage officiating. Burial will follow in the Limes Cemetery between Greenfield and New Martinsburg.”

On page 54 of Abstracts from scrapbooks kept by Maude Straley Rankin, Miss Henkle and Mrs. Frank M. Clevenger and the Kinzel Family, retyped and indexed by Peggy Gilmore, edited by M. Caroline Shaper:

“Abstracts from Miss Henkle’s Scrapbook of clippings from Newspapers of Fayette County, Ohio”

“Chas. Alvin Crooks born 22 March 1859 near Greenfield. Son of Samuel and Nancy J. Crooks, oldest of 3 children, brother Will and sister Belle survive. Mother died when Chas. Was 4 years old and father died when he was 11 years old. Two Great Aunts, Margaret and Rebecca Limes raised the 3 children. The devotion of Chas. Crooks to these Aunts was one of beautiful things in his life. He married Miss Bertha Gardner 22 July 1909. (I knew these folks for many years, as they lived next door to us on VanDeman Avenue. Belle in late life married Perry Goodwin.)”

Thus, Charles Alvin Crooks, son of Samuel and Nancy J. Coffey Crooks, (and grandson of William and Maria Limes Crooks), lived with his two great-aunts, Rebecca and Margaret Limes. Rebecca and Margaret were the two youngest daughters of Henry and Hannah Nolan Limes and remained unmarried throughout their lives.

LIMES, Margaret
Born: Oct. 19, 1822
Died: Oct. 23, 1914
Aged: 92 yrs, 3 ds.
Birth date per death certif.

LIMES, Rebecca
Born: 1825
Died: Jan. 10, 1904
Agd: About 79 yrs.

Contributed on 10/31/10 by ljellis_2000
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Record #: 128030

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