Edith Rae (Giberson) Crabtree

Edith Rae (Giberson) Crabtree (1880 - 1946)

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Edith Rae Crabtree formerly Giberson aka Crabb (family name changed to Crabtree 1910)
Born in Lower Perth, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Wife of — married in Easton, Mainemap
Died in Houlton, Maine, U.S.map
Giberson-72 created 1 Nov 2013 | Last modified
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Edith's birth date is given as 10 Mar 1880 in the Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registration, 1810-1906. (7). However, the 1881 Census does not list her as a member of the household of William Giberson and Martha Grant. (8) ' ' (How do we know the exact date of Edith Giberson if her birth record and the census record do not agree? Harris-837 15:38, 27 December 2013 (EST)) ' '

Clair Zarges, Edith's granddaughter: My family records show that the family name for this family (David and Edith Giberson Crabb) was legally changed to Crabtree, 1910. (6)

Edith's middle name is given as "Ray" on her birth record. It is important to note that this record was filed in 1946 by a friend of the family, long after Edith's birth in 1880, as the birth was not reported within a year of when it took place. The report was part of New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registration, 1810-1906. (7) Elsewhere the middle name is spelled "Rae."



1. Interviews with Edith's daughter, Elva Crabtree, by her daughter, Clair Harris Zarges over the years before Elva's death in 1998.

2. Marriage: Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,"\ index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCND-B7W : accessed 18 Nov 2013), David J Crabb and Edith R Giberson, 1899

3. Grave: Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59548722

4. John Giberson, Loyalist, by Wiley Waugh, Sr. Rev. ed. December 1999. ISBN 1-896849-10-5.

6. Record from the Probate Court, State of Maine, County of Piscataquis, 4 Oct 1910; copy in my possession 12/12/2013, Clair Harris Zarges; sent to me by Duane E. Crabtree, son of Talmage Dewitt Crabb in an email dated 30 July 2001.

7. "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XT3M-V2Q : accessed 13 Dec 2013), Edith Ray Giberson, 1880.

8. Item no. 4938929, Household of William Giberson, Census of 1881, Library and Archives Canada. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=4938929; accessed 27 Dec 2013


  1. Entered by Clair Zarges.


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Edith Crabtree and family
Edith Crabtree and family

Edith Crabtree Image 2
Edith Crabtree Image 2

Grave for David, Edith, and Jesse Crabtree
Grave for David, Edith, and Jesse Crabtree

David (Crabb) Crabtree
David (Crabb) Crabtree


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