Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
William McCrumb, who was descended from Scotch ancestry, was an early settler in Canandaigua, N. Y., and a soldier
in the war of 1812. He was married Dec. 4, 1815, to Miss Mary Stewart, and George W., the seventh of their children,
was born in Medina Co., Ohio, April 26, 1827, to which State his parents had emigrated a few months previous. They,
however, soon after removed to Lorain County, and remained until 1844, when the family repaired to the township
of Eagle, where Mr. McCrumb died the year following. The mother survived until March, 1853. George W. at the age
of eighteen was left with the care of the family almost entirely devolving upon him. Re was married June 14, 1856,
to Miss .Oalanthe M. Hill, whose parents are inmates of her own cheerful home.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. McCrumb were born in the following order: Helen M., March 24, 1857; Floid, Feb. 1,
1858; Charles, Aug. 3, 1860; Nettie and Mattie (twins), Aug. 25, 1863; George W., Jr., Sept. 14, 1866; Jennie,
Jan. 18, 1869; Calanthe May, June 11, 1875. Of these children have died Charles and Mattie, October, 1863; Floid,
Nov. 13, 1874; Calanthe May, May 11, 1876; Helen, Aug. 28, 1876; leaving still three to brighten the home circle.
Mr. McCruwb is actively engaged in business pursuits, and is at present largely interested in the saw-mill on the
Looking-Glass River, of which he is proprietor, and which has a capacity of one million feet of hzmber per year.
He has been especially prominent in politics, having held many influential offices and been a recognized leader
in his township. His convictions have caused him until recently to affiliate with the Republican party.
Both Mr. and Mrs. McCrumb are ardent supporters of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she is an esteemed
History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.