Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Stephen Edwards  



Stephen Edwards born 21 Jan 1844 Mexico, Miami, Indiana died 16 Nov. 1909 Culver , Mashall, Indiana ; married 16 apr. 1871 ,Marshall, Indiana Nancy Savage born 23 Aug 1842 in Lima, Allen, Ohio died 21 Dec 1898 in , Marshall, Indiana daughter of Joseph Savage and Elizabeth Fry

    STEPHEN EDWARDS, the well-known farmer of Union township, Marshall County, is a pioneer of this section, and the son of a pioneer. He has been content to remain faithf ul to their interests, which lie nearest at hand, and thereby has f ulfilled the highest duties of a Christian and an American citizen. Born in Miami County, Indiana, on the 12th day of January 1844, he is the son of Francis Edwards, who was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and at an early day settled upon a farm in the county named. The mother (nee Elizabeth Hoover) was a native of Maryland, but was reared near Marion, Indiana. There were eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Edwards, of whom Stephen was the tenth. The father also came to Marshall County, Indiana, at a time, which places him in the pioneer class. He selected for his new home a wooded tract of seventy-three acres in Union Township, upon which he built a log house and initiated the improvements, which his son has since carried to completion. Here he passed the balance of his life, which extended to the age of seventy-three years. The deceased was a Democrat throughout his life, but simply a voter – never an office seeker.


    Stephen Edwards received his education in the district log schoolhouse, which was nearest to his home, and as he has never left the old homestead to reside, his most heartfelt interests are identified with this locality. His own homestead farm now embraces 104 acres, and it is a country place in which centers just pride and filial affection. In 1871 Mr. Edwards was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Savage, a native. of Ohio, whose parents also joined the pioneer agric ultural element of Marshall County. Seven children were born of this union, three of whom are deceased. The mother of this family died December 23 1897, and on the 7th of February 1901, Mr. Edwards married Miss Adelia Ruth of Wells County, Indiana. Since his majority he has been a member of the Democratic Party, and in his religious faith has long been a loyal adherent to the Methodist Protestant Church - pg. 421-2 McDonald's 1908 History -

1898 Dec. 30 - Mrs. Stephen Edwards, who liyed upon the east of the lake, was buried last Friday, funeral services were held at the East Washington church. She was one of the old settlers and wdl be missed by a large circle of friends

Stephen married second feb 2, 1901 Delia A Routh [Cordelia Roth] b. Jan. 26, 1856 d. Jan. 26, 1947

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Washington Cemtery Union twp., Marshall county, Indiana
EDWARDS, Nolia, dau of S. & N Edwards, Feb. 5 - Mar. 24, 1872
EDWARDS, ---L.? son of S. & N. Edwards, d -- --, 1866?,, age 5y-2m-8d
EDWARDS, Nancy, wife of Stephen, d. Dec. 21, 1898, age 56y-3m-28d
EDWARDS, ASA B., Oct. 7, 1881, d. at Wasco, Oregon, Feb 22,1903
EDWARDS, Stephen, Jan 12, 1844 - Nov. 16, 1909
Edwards, Delia A Routh, his wife, Jan. 26, 1856 - Jan. 26, 1947






they had:
    1 Nolia Ann Edwards 5 feb 1872 – 24 Mar 1872

    2 Jordon Lot Edwards 27 Jan 1873 – 4 apr. 1876

    3 Joseph Chester Edwards b 21 Oct 1874 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana, d 23 Jul 1946

    4 Ella Bell Edwards 7 Jul . 1877 Indiana– 9 Sep 1913 married c. 1901 Marvin True 'Marv' Louden b 4-27-1858 in Wolf Creek, Indiana b 21 Jun 1940 in Maxinkuckee, Indiana son of John Loudon and Eliza S. Huntley

    5 James Drury Edwards 5 Sep 1879 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana

    6 Asa Britomart Edwards b 7 Oct 1881 in Indiana d 22 Feb 1903 in Wasco County, Oregon

    7 Effa Jane Edwards b 25 Oct 1883 in Indiana d 13 Jun 1955 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana,

5 James Drury Edwards 5 Sep 1879 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana m. Vada T Pontius b. Apr 1886 in Indiana d. 1920 daughter of Henry Lonzo Pontious and Martha M Carpenter They had:
    10 Henry S. Edwards b. Jul 1908 Indiana d 1966 21 Jan 1966 , Ashtab ula, Ohio
    11 Opal Edwards b. c. 1910
7 Effa Jane Edwards b 25 Oct 1883 in Indiana d 13 Jun 1955 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, m. George Nelson Crabb b 29 Oct 1878 in Wabash, Wabash, Indiana d 2 Dec 1969 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana son of Wesley Latimore Crabb and Hettie Harrison
    Effa Jane Crabb, Dies at 71; Had 40 Grandchildren

    Mrs. Effa Jane Crabb, age, 71, wife of George Crabb of Route 1, Culver , died Monday morning at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.

    She had been in poor health for several years and ha been seriously ill for two weeks.

    Born on the southeast side of lake Maxinkuckee, Mrs. Crabb had spent her entire life in this community.

    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Johnston, Tippecanoe, five sons: Stephen Napa, Calif.; Nelson Los Angles, Calif.; Cecil Eugene, Ore.; and Francis and Herbert, both of Plymouth. 40 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
They had:
12 Dorothy Faye Crabb 1903 – 1940; m. Ernest Sedam b. 26 Jan. 1898 d. 13 Mar. 1966 buried. Culver Masonic Cemetery
    Mrs. Ernest Sedam Dies in Hospital.

    Mrs. Dorothy Sedam, age, 27, died Tuesday night in the St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a critical illness of some time. Surviving are the husband, Ernest, of Logansport; a son, Dennis; one daughter, Mrs. Elma Price; one grandchild, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Crabb.

    funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p. m. in the Culver Evangelical church, Rev. R. L. Haley officiating.
13 Stephen Wesley Crabb b 17 Apr 1905 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana d 19 Oct 1988 in M ultnomah, M ultnomah, Oregon ; m 1st 15 Feb 1934 Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota, Frances E Barlow b 7 Dec 1911 in Argos, Marshall, Indiana d 12 Nov 1941 in Argos, Marshall, Indiana daughter of William Warren Barlow & Emma Jane [-?-] 3 sons & 2 daughters m 2nd Alice Marie Krieg b 28 Sept 1920 d 23 Mar 2005 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington 2 sons 7 2 daughters

14 Nelson Lot Crabb b 19 Jun 1907 in Indiana d 30 May 1975 in Pomona, California m. Doris [-?-]
    Nelson Crabb - Word Has been received concerning the recent death of Nelson Lot Crabb, 68, Pomona, Calif. after an illness of approximately one year. He lived most of his life at Culver until about 10 years ago when he moved to California.

    Mr. .crabb was an auto mechanic until his retirement three years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Effis Crabb, also his wife and one brother and one sister.

    Surviving are seven children and several grandchildren, also three brothers: James f. Crabb of Plymouth, Herbert crab of Culver and Steven Crabb in Washington; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Johnston of Monterey.

    Services will be conducted Friday at _odd Memorial chapel, Pomona, with burial at Covanna Hills cemetery, Pomona.
15 Cecil Chester Crabb b 13 Sep 1909 in Indiana d 3 Nov 1973 in San Francisco, California buried Springfield Memorial cemetery Springfield, Oregon; Bessie Louise Stayton b21 July 1918 in Dalhart, Hartley, Texas, d 22 May 1995 in Medford Oregon buried 27 May 1995 Springfield Memorial cemetery Springfield, Oregon6 sons & 2 daughters; she married 2nd Al hiukabay
    Louise Crabb-Huckaba - The funeral will be May 27 former area resident Louise Crabb Huckabay of Talent, who died Mary 22 of heart failure. She was 76

    She was born July 21, 1918, Texas. She married Cecil Crabb Indiana in 1934. He died Nov. 1973.

    from 1947-1975, she lived i the Eugene-Springfield area and worked for the Eugene - growers Association. After her marriage to Al Huckabay, she lived Nevada, California and Washington.

    Her interests included ceramics and clown dolls.

    In addition to her husband, Survivors include six sons: Cecil of Eugene, Robert of Pennsylvania, ra_ of Utah, Thomas of Goshen, Ja_ of Portland and Wayne of Springfield; two daughters Lilah of cottage Grove and Royce of Oklahoma; brothers Thomas Stayton of Montana and Ed Stayton of Indiana sister Lyda Bell Weedland Washington; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.

    Saturday’s service is at 1 p.m. Springfield Memorial Gardens.
16 James Francis Crabb b 18, February 1912 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana d 4, September 1988 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana ; m. 25 Dec. 1938 Crown Point Lake, Indiana Violet turner Violet Turner b 5 December 1914 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana d 22 August 2005 in Walkerton Indiana
    James Francis Crabb, 76, South Michigan Street, Plymouth, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Millers Merry Manor.

    He was born feb. 18, 1912 at Culver , the son of George N. and Effie Jane (Edwards) Crabb. He has been a resident of Plymouth since 1939.

    Crabb was a 32-year employee of the Bendix corp., at South Bend, from which he retired. He was a member of the Plymouth-Kilwinning Masonic Lodge No. 149, and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

    He and his wife, Violet, were married on Dec. 24, 1939. She survives

    Also surviving are two brothers, Stephen Crabb of Vancouver, Wash. and Herbert Crabb of Culver . He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

    Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson funeral Home, Plymouth. the Rev. W. R. Wainscott will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer Association of Marshall county.



    Violet Crabb - Plymouth - Violet crabb, a life time member of this community, formerly of 333 S. Michigan St. Plymouth, died of natural causes at 8:35 p.m. on Monday in Walkerton's Miller's Merry Manor. She was 90-years old.

    Violet was the daughter of Festus and Pearl (Smith) Turner. She was born in Plymouth on Dec. 5, 1914.

    On Dec. 25, 1938, in Crown Point, Ind., Violet and James Francis Crabb were married. Her husband died, after a fifty year marriage on Sept 3, 1988.

    Violet enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She was adept at knitting and crocheting and was a very good cook. After her husband's retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling together.

    she was a member of the Plymouth’s Eastern Star organization.

    Violet is survived by her niece and her husband, Rose and Harvey Wolf of North liberty, Ind. and ny nieces Lori Mitchell, Lakeville and Karen and Chuck Harris Huntington, Ind.

    Also surviving are Michael Wolf, Lakeville, Indiana and Roberta Boland Ariz. and numerous nephews and nieces.

    Violet was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James.

    Friends will be welcomed by her family at the Johnson-Danielson funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, Ind. on Thursday, August 25, 2005, from 2 to 3 p.m.

    funeral services for Violet will follow visitation in the funeral home at 3 p.m. on that afternoon. Karl Brenner, pastor of St. Paul 's Lutheran church, South Bend will officiate.

    Burial will be in New Oakhill cemetery

    Memorial gifts in Violet’s memory may be made to the Marshall county Hospice or to a charity of the donor's choice.

    Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via www. Johnson-Danielson. com
17 Nancy Ruth Crabb Nancy Ruth Crabb b 12 Jan 1918 in F ulton, F ulton, Indiana d 5 Mar 1986 in Winamac, P ulaski, Indiana buried 9 mar. 1986 Monterey IOOF Cemetery; m. Donald Leo Johnston b 19 Dec 1918 in Ora, Starke, Indiana d 27 Nov 2003 in Rochester, F ulton, Indiana, son of Lee Johnston and Sylvia J [-?-]
    Nancy R. JOHNSTON, 68, Rt. 4, Rochester, (F ulton County Road 550 North), died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at P ulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, after a brief illness.

    She was born Jan. 12, 1918 in Culver to George and Effa EDWARDS CRABB and was a lifetime area resident. She attended the First Baptist Church of Argos. She was married July 16, 1938 in Culver to Donald L. JOHNSTON, who survives.

    Also surviving are five daughters, Janet KELLER, Logansport; Mrs. Dale (Sandra) GIBBONS, F ulton; Mrs. James (Linda) DODSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Karl (Wanda) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Wilma) COLE, Plymouth; six sons, Larry [JOHNSTON], Splendora, Texas; Garry and Dennis [JOHNSTON], Kokomo; Harold [JOHNSTON], Kewanna; Terry and James [JOHNSTON], Winamac; thirty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three brothers, James CRABB, Plymouth, Herbert CRABB, Culver , and Stephen CRABB, Washington state.

    Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver , with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Argos. - Rochester Sentinel



    Donald L. Johnston - Rochester - Donald L. Johnston, 87, of 11234 West Co. Rd. 550 North, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. on Thursday at his home following an illness

    He is survived by six sons: Larry (Deanna) Johnston, Dickerson Texas; James (Sandra) Johnston, Winamac; Harold (Brenda) Johnston, Kewanna; Dennis (Anna) Johnsoton, Kokomo; five daughters: Sandra Gibbons, rochester; Linda (James) Dodson, Plymouth; Wilma (Richard) Cole, Plymouth; Wanda Miller, Plymouth; Janet (Tim) Harshman, Logansport; four sister: Erma Robinson, Winamac, Edna Park, Pendleton, Ind., Donna Fishburn, Plymouth and Phyllis Farrer, Logansport.

    Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Fishburn officiating.

    Internment was in Riverside Memorial cemetery, Monterey
18 Herbert Lee Crabb b. Nov. 10, 1920 in Culver , Indiana d Aug. 11 1999 south Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana; married Feb. 23, 1947 Rochester, F ulton, Indiana Evelyn May Wysong.
    Herbert Lee Crabb - Herbert L Crabb, 78, of 17001 W. 19th B. Rd. Culver , Ind. passed away at 2;25 p.m. on Wednesday. Aug. 11 in Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, South Bend.

    Mr. Crabb was born on Nov. 10, 1920 in Culver , Indiana to George and Effa (Edwards) Crabb, they both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Dorothy Sedam and Nancy Johnston and by four brothers Cecil, Stephen, Nelson and James Francis crabb.

    On February 23, 1947 in Rochester, Indiana, he married Evelyn May Wysong, she survives. He is also survived by two daughtes Donabell Stotler and her husband Lester of Valparaiso, Ind.; Diana Crabb of West Dundee, Ill; and three sons David L Crabb and his wife Susan; and Dale L. Crabb all of Culver , and Donald A. Crabb of Osceola, Ind.; four grandchildren and a great grandson.

    He was a World War II U.S. Army Infantry veteran of the European Theater, a Mechanic and machinist for the Bendix corp., South Bend, retiring in 1986. He attended the 1st Baptist church and was a former member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church near Leiters ford. He was a member of the united Auto Union #9, South Bend.

    funeral Services will be held at 10 am. Saturday, Aug. 14 in the first Baptist Church, Argos, Ind. Burial will be in Washington cemetery, Culver , where the American legion and V.F.W. will conduct Military graveside services.

    freinds may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour before services in the church.







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