David (Crabb) Crabtree Sr.

David Jewett (Crabb) Crabtree Sr. (1875 - 1954)

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David Jewett Crabtree Sr. formerly Crabb
Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Easton, Mainemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Houlton, Maine, U.S.map
Profile last modified | Created 1 Nov 2013
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David was born in June 20, 1875, in Florenceville, New Brunswick. (2)

His name at birth was David Crabb.

When David married Edith Rae Giberson in 1899, he was still using "Crabb" as his last name. (2)

David and and his wife Edith went to Probate Court in Piscataquis County, Maine to change the family name on Sept. 1, 1910. The Court granted their petition Oct. 4, 1910. See the story of the name change and the court proceedings transcript on the Remember blog [1]. (8)

He was a farmer. (2)

He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton, Maine. (6)


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

2. Marriage (and birth place): "Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZ3G-B8Y : accessed 17 Dec 2013), Crabtree in entry for David J Crabtree and Edith R Giberson, 1899.

3. Kith and Kin of the Kinneys, by Fern Gallup Kinney. [nd]. PDF:http://home.comcast.net/~kinneyed/KithAndKin_image.pdf

4. Personal correspondence with Duane Crabtree, second cousin and genealogist. Copies in possession of Clair Harris Zarges as of 16 Dec 2013.

5. Personal correspondence with Glenn Crabtree, nephew of David. Copies in possession of Clair Harris Zarges as of 16 Dec 2013.

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

7. 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.


  1. Entered by Clair Zarges, Friday, November 1, 2013.


Thank you to Clair Zarges for creating Crabb-426 on 1 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Clair and others.

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

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