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Frank CRIM 12615 - Fayette Co.

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Crim, Duvall, Haley, Hagan, Liter, Smithey, Bruce, Daraby, Ware, Talbott
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HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, Judge Charles Kerr, Editor, with William Elsey Conneleley and E. M. Coulter, PH.D., Volume V, The American Historical Society, Chicago and New York, 1922.

FRANK CRIM, whose death occurred on his home farm, on the Haley Turnpike in Fayette County, May 30, 1888, was but forty-eight years of age at the time of his demise, but had left a distinct and worthy imp0ress as one of the vigorous and successful representatives of farm industry in this county and as a citizen of sterling character and marked civic loyalty. He was born in Kentucky in the year 1840, and was a son of Lewis and Susan (Duvall) Crim, who were residents of Woodford County, this state, at the time of their deaths. Lewis Crim removed with his family to Texas, but after remaining in the Lone Star state for a period of three years he returned to Kentucky, accompanied by his wife and all of their children except James, who there remained until his death. Woodson, another of the sons, later returned to Texas, where he passed the remainder of his life, and Clifford and Samuel were bachelors at the time of their deaths, in Kentucky.

Frank Crim was reared and educated in his native state and here passed his entire life with the exception of the period of three years in Texas. He was twenty-six years of age at the time of his marriage, in 1866, to Miss Mary Haley, who was at that time nineteen years of age. She was born on hr father’s old homestead farm in Fayette County, the same being situated on the Haley Turnpike, which was named in his honor. Mrs. Crim, who now resides in the city of Lexington, is a sister of W. W. Haley of Bourbon County, in whose personal sketch, on other pages of this work, is given adequate record concerning the Haley family. After his marriage Mr. Crim established his residence upon the farm given to his wife by her father, on the Haley Turnpike, and after his death his widow remained on the farm more than thirty years. Mrs. Crim finally sold the property and has since maintained her home at Lexington. While on the farm she was an active member of the Baptist Church, on David’s Fork, her parents likewise having been zealous members of this church. She is now a member of the church of this denomination in the City of Lexington, and the religious faith of her husband likewise was that of the Baptist Church. He was a man of strong mentality, was vigorous and resourceful in his farm activities, and commanded the high regard of all who knew him.

Of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Crim the eldest if Etta, who is the wife of Thomas Hagan, a skilled mechanic residing at Winchester, Clark County, he being a brother of the wife of William L. Crim; Susie is the wife of James A. Liter, a prosperous farmer in Bourbon County; William L., the next in order of birth, will be more specifically mentioned in later paragraphs; Miss Mary Ella remains with her widowed mother in their attractive home at Lexington; Stanley married Miss Leila Smithey, and is successfully engaged in farm enterprise in Bourbon County; and Thomas, who married Miss Willie Mai Bruce, is engaged in the automobile business in the city of Lexington.

William L. Crim, who resides on his well improved farm nine miles east of Lexington, was born on the old homestead farm mentioned in a preceding paragraph, and the date of his nativity was August 3, 1873, and he was a lad of fourteen years at the time of his father’s death. He was reared on the home farm, received the advantages of public schools and has never severed his allegiance in the basic industries of agriculture and stock-growing in connection with which he has achieved noteworthy success. In 1913 he purchased his present farm, which comprises 116 acres of the fine blue grass land of Fayette County, the place being a part of the old landed estate of George Daraby, and the house on the farm having been erected by a former owner, David Ware. Mr. Crim has made numerous improvements upon his farm, including the erection of modern barns and a silo of large capacity, and he is known as one of the progressive exponents of agricultural and live-stock industry in Fayette County, with special attention given to the raising of cattle. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist Church.

The year 1903 recorded the marriage of Mr. Crim to Miss Rose Hagan, daughter of J. F. and Anna (Talbott) Hagan, a personal sketch of her father being given on other pages of this work. The Hagan homestead is situated two miles east of Clintonville, Bourbon County, and the widowed mother of Mrs. Crim still resides on this place. The male representatives of the Hagan family are remarkable for mechanical ability, and of the ten sons of the late J. F. Hagan there is not one who lacks such ability, while four or more of the number are or have been identified with the manufacturing of gas engines and other machinery, at Winchester, Clark County. Mr. and Mrs. Crim have a winsome daughter, Mabel, who is the light of the attractive home.

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