Biography of Charles A. Crim
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Charles A. Crim is well and favorably known in Ashland, where he is freight and passenger agent for the Erie Railroad Company. He was born at Connellsville, Pa., Feb. 17, 1886, the son of Charles W. and Monia Alice (Newcomb) Crim.

Charles W. Crim was born in Virginia where he spent his early life. He engaged in general farming but after his removal to Pennsylvania was identified with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Connellsville. He died there in 1918 and his wife, also a native of Virginia, died in 1928. Both are buried at Connellsville. Mr. Crim was a Democrat and held membership in the English Lutheran Church. There were six children in the Crim family: Charles A., the subject of this sketch; Lola, who died in 1928; Margaret, married James Reemer, lives at Greensburg, Pa.; Estella, married Carl C. Baer, lives at Toledo, Ohio; Ellis, lives at Ash. land, Ohio; and Esther, married Otto Harmon, lives at Nankin, Ohio.

Charles A. Crim attended the public schools of Connellsville, Pa., and as a young man entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He served in various positions and for a time was billing clerk in the company's offices at Uniontown, Pa. In June, 1910, he accepted a position with the Erie Railroad as ticket clerk in Ashland, and served in various capacities until Nov. 12, 1914, when he was transferred to Rittman, Ohio, as freight and ticket agent. The following year he was appointed agent at Galion, Ohio, and in May, 1917, returned to Ashland as freight and passenger agent. He has been identified with railroad work' for a period of 27 years.

On Oct. 17, 1911, Mr. Crim married Miss Malinda Deal, of Ashland, the daughter of Cyrus and Louise (Spaugey) Deal, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Deal resides in Ashland. His wife died in 1925. Mr. and Mrs. Crim are the parents of three children: Harold William, born July 6, 1916; Ruth Louise, born June 3, 1920; and Charles A. Jr., born Dec. 25, 1926.

Mr. Crim is a Democrat, a member of the English Lutheran Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Maccabees, and Chamber of Commerce.

Diana (Simmons) Crim, paternal grandmother of Charles A. Crim, was of English descent, born in Union City, Ind. During the gold rush in 1849 she started to California with her husband but got only as far west as the Missouri River when she returned to Virginia.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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