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Addison Brigham Crofutt (1883 - 1941)

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Addison Brigham Crofutt
Born in Leroy, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Died in Weedville, Jay Twp., Elk Co., Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Addison Brigham Crofutt, son of George Clinton Crofutt and Julia Delphine Fleming Crofutt, [1] [2] [3] [4] [5][6] was born 14 September, 1883,[1][2][3][5] in Leroy, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania (PA)[5]

Addison lived with his parents in McNett, Lycoming, PA. where he and his siblings, Ernest, Charles and Etta attended the McIlwain School.[7][8]

Addison was a shingle packer,[6] farmer, and a lumberman[5] In 1918, he was described as medium height, medium build, with grey eyes and black hair.[4]

He married Carrie Gertrude Ovell 2 Nov 1904,[2][6] in Caledonia, Elk, PA[6] He was 21 and a resident of Johnsonburg, PA. Carrie, daughter of Michel A Ovell and Lobern(?) Ovell, was 17 and a resident of Caledonia.

Addison and Carrie settled into life in Elk, Pennsylvania. Addison owned his farm, with a mortgage in 1910.[9] Sometimes he worked in the coal mines[10] and as a lumberman[11] but was a farmer. The first years must have been hard for the couple. They had three children before 1910 and a twin son in 1910, all of whom died.[9][12]

Addison was accidently killed June 1, 1941, in Weedville, Jay Township, Rural Elk Co., PA. During the night his tractor went over an embankment, while he was traveling on an unimproved road. The fall fractured his cervical vertebrae (broke his neck) and he died instantly.[5][13]

He was buried on June 4, 1941, at Mount Zion Cemetery, in Elk County.[5][14]


  1. Muriel Lovern Crofutt b. 28 Mar 1905, Weedville, Elk, PA d. 1 May 1905, Weedville,
  2. Bertrum Crofutt b. 13 Jul 1906 d. 29 Dec 1907, age: 1.[2]
  3. Grace b. 18 Dec 1908; d. 21 Jan 1909[2]
  4. Son b. 30 July 1910[2]
  5. Gertrude Eleanor Crofutt[2] b. 30 Jul 1910, Weedville, Elk, PA; d. 24 Sep 1922, Weedville.[15] She died from a ruptured appendix.[16]
  6. Lillian Elfreda Crofutt[16][2] b. ca 1915, Weedville, Elk, PA d. Weedville, Elk, PA m. John Michak. LILLIAN E MICHIK b 14 Feb 1915 d 17 Jun 2001 (V) last ss check 92373 (Redlands, San Bernardino, CA) SS# issued Arizona.[17]
  7. Bernice Rachel Crofutt b. 4 Jun 1916, PA, died age: 91 on 26 Nov 2009. m. Harold Koretz.[18]
  8. George Clinton Crofutt b. 12 Jan 1919, Weedville, Elk, PA d. 12 Jan 1919, Weedville.
  9. Melvin Arthur Crofutt b. 8 Jun 1921, PA d. 11 Dec 1989, age: 68.
  10. Eugene Frederick Crofutt b. 8 Nov 1923, Weedville, Elk, PA d. 15 Dec 1943, Italy.
  11. Esther[2]

Research Notes

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Questionnaire: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions January 15, 1898. Answered by George C. Crofutt May 4, 1898. Certificate # 141220. Military & Pension records maintained by the National Archives. see attached. George Clinton Crofutt and Julia Delphine Fleming had thirteen children. A questionnaire was sent to Civil War Pension recipients in 1898. One of the questions was: Have you any living children? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Baldwin, Lydia Delphine. (1872-1954) Research for DAR Application. Typescript covering descendants of Eldad Mix. c.1918. Crofutt Source Documents: Baldwin Notes
  3. 3.0 3.1 Race, Dr. Henry. Manuscript Notebook of Dr. Henry Race, founder of the Hunterdon County Historical Society, Preserved in it's library. Concerning part of the family for whom Flemington, NJ is named. Handwritten notebook. This source has dates only no places.Crofutt Source Documents: Race Notebook
  4. 4.0 4.1 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 April 2016), Pennsylvania > Elk County; A-M > image 1602 of 5581; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Certificate of Death, Addison Brigham Crofutt. June 1. 1941. Weedville R.D. Jay Township, Elk Co., PA
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," database with image, FamilySearch: accessed 14 January 2016), 004838931 > image 526 of 804; county courthouses, Pennsylvania.
  7. Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice. School Memorabilia of the Tri-Counties. McIlwain School, McNett Township, Lycoming County PA Pupil Cards.
  8. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Census Place: Mcnett, Lycoming, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1437; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1241437 - George, Julia D, Minnie A., Charles H, Addison B, Ernest F, Henrietta R. Image at Familysearch
  9. 9.0 9.1 Data: 1910 US Census: Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania (May 10, 1910). Adison Crofrett, 26, farmer, mortgaged farm, married 5 years and Carrie Crofrett, 22, married 5 years 3 children (all had died). SOURCE: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Census Place: Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1341; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1375354
  10. 1920 US Census Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States "United States Census, 1920," FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 April 2016), Addison Crofutt, Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 28A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,563. DATA:
    Addison Crofutt, Head, (no age given) Pennsylvania, owns his home, laborer in a coal mine.
    Carrie Crofutt , Wife, 31
    Gertrude Crofutt , daughter, 9
    Lillian Crofutt, Daughter, 4
    Bernice Crofutt , Daughter, 3
  11. 1940 US Census: Jay, Elk, PennsylvaniaUnited States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Census Place: Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3499; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 24-9. DATA:
    Addison Crafutt, 56, worked as a woodsman in a sawmill
    Carris Crafutt, 52; Melvin Crafutt, 18; Engene Crafutt , 16 worked as a woodsman in a sawmill
  12. 1930 US Census: Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States (Weedville, Benezette Road) United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Census Place: Jay, Elk, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2034; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0008; Image: 743.0; FHL microfilm: 2341768 image at Family Search DATA:
    Addison Crofutt, Head, 47, married at 21, farmer, owns his farm
    Carry Crofutt ,Wife, 43, married at 17.
    Lilian A Crofutt , Daughter, 15
    Bernice Crofutt, Daughter, 13
    Melvin A Crofutt, son, 7
    Eugene F Crofutt, son, 6
  13. Addison may have died May 31, 1941, but was declared dead on the 1st.
  14. *Photo of Gravestone at Findagrave 32923775 at Mount Zion Cemetery, Caledonia, Elk County, Pennsylvania, USA. Addison 1883-1941 & Carrie 1888-1973
  15. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health. Certificate of Death. Gertrude Crofutt. 24 Sept 1922. Jay, Elk County, PA
  16. 16.0 16.1 Family Group Record completed by Lillian Elfreda Crofutt Michik, 1993, and Correspondence between Lillian and Robert M. Bishop in 1993. In family files (Crofutt Collateral )
  17. Social Security Death Index
  18. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

  • Source: S257 Census 1910
  • Amy Newell listed Addison's birth as Sept 10 and his death as May 31.<Newell, Amy L. "The Crofut Family in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1805-1922. Spring 1986. Thesis by Newell as a requirement for baccalaureate degree in American Studies, Pennsylvania State University. University Scholars Program, Liberal Arts Honors Program. Crofutt Source Documents: Newell, Amy>

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