Samuel E. and Lizzie Holland Crabtree

Pub. The Times, April 14, 1927
Samuel E. Crabtree, son of Joseph and Sarah Crabtree, was born March 23, 1859; died April 5, 1927, age 68 years and twelve days.

He was married to Elizabeth Holland in 1880, and to this union six children were born, names: Elmer, Everett, Minnie, John, Lourie ad Perry.  All have preceded him in death with the exception of John and Perry.

He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, two sons, three brothers, William, Jodia and Odia Crabtree, of West Frankfort; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Holland of Dale, and Mrs. Iva Russell of Walpole; also many other relatives and friends.

Sam was known for miles around.  He spent his entire life in one community, and had many friends.  He was known for kindness to the sick, whom he visited far and near, and helped them in their troubles.  He was kind and pleasant to be with and seemed to be in good spirits all the time.

While he has passed away from us, yet he will not be forgotten, but will be sadly missed by his relatives and friends.

We heard him say not long ago that he did not have long to stay here at best, but was ready to go.

From: Times; pub. May 5, 1927

Lizzie Holland Crabtree, the daughter of Jack and Margaret Holland, was born November 8, 1860; departed this life April 20, 1927, age 66 years, 5 months and 22 days.

She was married to Samuel E. Crabtree in the year of 1880, and to this union six children were born, namely: Elmer, Everett, Minnie, John, Turah, and Perry, all of whom have preceded her in death with the exception of John and Perry.

She leaves to mourn her departure, two sons, two granddaughters, Hazel Crabtree of Chicago and Jewell Crabtree of Thompsonville; five brothers, O. P. Holland of Dale, William of Walpole, James of Epworth, Ind., George of Equality, and John Holland of Missouri; three sisters, Lilly Mezo of West Frankfort, Ella and Nellie of Missouri, and a host of friends and relatives.

Aunt Lizzie, as she was commonly called, was a good neighbor and friend.  She was born and raised in our community.  Her door was always open to her neighbors and many friends.

She professed faith in Christ at the age of 17, and united with church.  She remained a faithful Christian until her death.

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