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James Dumphry Crosby
(1897-1951)

James Dumphry Crosby was born on June 10, 1897 near Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, PA, the daughter of Lewis and Marietta (Minerd) Crosby.

James was joined in holy wedlock with Bertha Gray (1894-1969). They resided in Bridgeport near Mount Pleasant. 

The eight children they bore together were James Lewis Crosby, Ruth Szczekoski, Bertha C. Wall, Lucinda Kelty, Betty Garsteck, Clare Eugene Crosby, Joann St. John and Leah Connors Snyder.

James' workplace, the Robertshaw plant in Youngwood

James worked at the Youngwood plant of the Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Company.

He also was a member of the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department and many social fraternities.

Later, the Crosbys resided on West Main Street in Mount Pleasant. 

Main Street looking east, Mount Pleasant

At the age of 53, on Feb. 5, 1951, James died in the Frick Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant. The cause of death is not known.

Bertha outlived him by 18 years. She passed away in 1969 in Westmoreland County. She is buried with her husband at St. John's Union Cemetery.

~ Son James Lewis Crosby ~

Son James Lewis Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?).

~ Daughter Ruth (Crosby) Szczekoski ~

Ruth Szczekoski with her grandparents' portrait

Daughter Ruth Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

She was united in matrimony with (?) Szczekoski ( ? - ? ). 

Circa 1991, she was photographed holding the color-tinted wedding portrait of her grandfather and grandmother Crosby, which was a treasured heirloom.

~ Daughter Bertha (Crosby) Wall ~

Daughter Bertha Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

She married (?) Wall.

~ Daughter Lucinda (Crosby) Kelty ~

Daughter Lucinda Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

She entered into marriage with (?) Kelty.

~ Daughter Betty (Crosby) Garsteck ~

Daughter Betty Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

She wed (?) Garsteck

~ Son Clare Eugene Crosby ~

Son Clare Eugene Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

Clare resided in Alaska for more than half a century, moving there on a military assignment in 1948. After an honorable discharge, he worked as an airline mechanic and later in the gold mining and geology fields, laboring for the Union Oil Company.

~ Daughteer Joann (Crosby) St. John ~

Daughter Joann Crosby Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

She was joined in wedlock with (?) St. John.

~ Daughter Leah (Crosby) Connors Snyder ~

Daughter Leah Crosby ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). 

She was twice married. Her first husband was (?) Connors ( ? - ? ). 

Later, she wed (?) Snyder ( ? - ? ).

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