Biography of Edwin W. Crumley
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EDWIN WALDON CRUMLEY - Much of the attractiveness of both public buildings and private residences in this section of the city that have upon them the well known impress of Edwin Weldon Crumley's architectural plans, is due to his assiduous attention to the requirements of locality, business and residential, as well as of the city as a whole, the product of his workshop always being remarkable for a studious regard in those particulars. Whether in partnership with other architects, or continuing business as he has done in his own name for a number of years, Mr. Crumley has established his repute for workmanship of a very high order.

Of the fourth generation from the first comer of the paternal name from either Ireland or England, Mr. Crumley is a son of George Henry Brumley, a carpenter, who was born May 26, 1864, in Bethel, Sullivan County, and who now resides at West Nyack, New York, and of Ida Marie (Ulrichs) Crumley, who was born July 28, 1865, in Hamburg, Germany; and they had four children: George F., Edwin W., of whom further; Irvin H., and Leroy A.

Edwin Waldon Crumley was born May 3, 1886, in Equinunk, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and with the removal of the family to Port Jervis, New York, when he was seven years old, he attended the public schools there and at Far Rockaway to his tenth year, completing his high school work in Brooklyn. He then entered the employ of William Higginson, architect, in New York City, remaining with him two years, and for a similar length of time he was associated with the office of John Davidson. In 1908, Mr. Crumley established his present business in The Bronx, and he has met with well merited success in his various building enterprises. For a time, Mr. Crumley was active in political matters; and he was a member of the Common Council at Bergenfield, New Jersey. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the Free and Accepted Masons; and he is a past president of the Mohawk Club. His favorite recreation consists of motoring and camping, and he annually goes into camp in the Adirondacks. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church.

Edwin Waldon Crumley married, April 22, 1908, at Norwood, Massachusetts, Mary Elizabeth Murray, daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Elston) Murray. Their son, Edwin Waldon Crumley, Jr., was born June 23, 1909, and is a member of the class of 1925 in the City Vocational School.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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