There are few men better known in Oneida and adjoining counties than Everett F. Crumb who has long been
connected with the agricultural implement business in Utica and by an upright life and fair dealing has made a
host of friends. He was born at Unadilla Forks, Plainfield township, Otsego county, New York, October 29, 1845,
a son of Ephraim B. and Elizabeth (Babcock) Crumb. The parents were both natives of New England, the mother having
been a descendant of Revolutionary ancestry. The father was a farmer. He died when the subject of this review was
seven years of age, leaving a wife and seven children.
Everett F. Crumb possessed advantages of education in the public schools and West Winfield Academy. After leaving
the academy he entered the store of an uncle at Unadiila Forks, in which he served as clerk for several years.
He then associated with a cousin and they bought out the business which they conducted successfully for two years.
In 1874 he came to Utica and secured employment as shipping clerk with the firm of J. M. Childs & Company,
dealers in agricultural implements, later becoming traveling salesman. He continued on the road for some time and
then associated with Charles H. Childs and others and purchased the business of J. M. Childs & Company. The
new firm was incorporated with Charles H. Childs as president and Mr. Crumb as secretary and treasurer and has
ever since been so conducted. The company carries a complete line of farm implements and also deals in wagons ands
automobiles. Owing to the good judgment of those in charge and carefully attention to the wants of patrons the
business has been developed until it is today one of the most flourishing of the kind in central New York. Mr.
Crumb is also vice president of the Pratt Chuck Company of Frankfort, New York.
The business life of Mr. Crumb extends over a period of about half a century, the largest part of which has been
spent in Utica. He has always been faithful to a high sense of duty and prompt and efficient in the discharge of
responsibilities, contributing very materially to the good name of the city. In politics he is an adherent of the
democratic party and socially is a valued member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Western Star Lodge, No.
15, A. F. & A. M., of Bridgewater, New York and also connected with the Fort Schuyler Club and the Yahnundahsis
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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