CRUM, Sarah Jane, widow of John Crum, was born in Lower Paxton township, April 1, 1845. She is a daughter of Samuel and Hanna Rhadel (McElhenny) Crum. The father passed away in July, 1862, and his wife a few weeks later. They had these children: Samuel and Joseph, both deceased; Mary Ann, Hannah, Elizabeth, Caroline, Alexander, Matilda, William, Amanda, Sarah Ann, and John. Mr. Crum’s father, David, died in October, 1889, and his mother, Catharine, in 1865. They were residents of Lower Paxton township. Sarah Jane received her education in Lower Paxton township. After the death of her father she resided among strangers until her marriage on December 22, 1865, to John Crum. They had six children: Mary Ella, born October 9, 1866, and died October 27, 1867; Rebecca, who died in infancy; John H., born June 25, 1868; William Edward, born November 20, 1869; Jennie S., born June 25, 1872; David F., born February 12, 1877. Her husband, John Crum, died June 3, 1886, at the age of forty five years. In politics Mr. Crum was a Republican and served two terms as school director. He was a member of the Church of God, of which his family also are members.
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