Biography of William B. Crutts
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Crutts, William B., deceased, was born in the town of Dryden, August 27, 1836, and was a descendant of Jacob Crutts, one of the earliest settlers in. the town, taking up most of lot 63. Wm. B. Crutts was educated in the common schools and finished under S. D. Carr at Ithaca. He married Miss Olive Bryant of Ithaca and they have six children, three sons, Fred J., Lewis S., and Jay L., and three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Burr, Misses Cora and Carrie. William B. Cruets died owning the Crutts homestead farm of 140 acres which has been in the family for three generations, and other property, raising hay, grain and stock. William B. Crutts died May 20, 1891, leaving a wife and six children to take up his many burdens and carry them to a successful completion. He was known throughout his town as a man of high character and recognized ability, identified with the best interests of his town, and was regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The Crutts grist mill is now owned and operated by the family of William Crutts.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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