William Claude David Crombie

M, b. 8 January 1881, d. 26 August 1956
William Claude David Crombie
(1881 - 1955)
as a baby
Claude Crombie's signature
     William Claude David Crombie always called Claude Crombie. He was born on 8 January 1881 in Simla, India, though the registration of his death gives a date four days earlier.1 He was the son of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell.2 William Claude David Crombie married firstly Edith Mary Lawrence in 1908. On his Officer's Declaration for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, dated 22 October 1917, Capt. Crombie gives his address as Winnipeg, Manitoba and his wife's as being in Vancouver, British Columbia. He appears to have about four and a half years of military service, the first three years with the 27th Light Horse. He gives his trade or calling as "farmer." William Claude David Crombie married secondly Florence Wilson. William Claude David Crombie died on 26 August 1956 in North Vancouver at the age of 75.3

Major William Claude David Crombie was The Shipping Federation's labour manager. A farmer from Saskatchewan, member of the 27th Light Horse based in Moose Jaw, and a veteran of the Great War, Crombie was hired by waterfront employers right after the war to look after 'protection and protective measures' during the tumultuous days of the national labour revolt. During the 1923 strike, he was the personal driver and bodyguard for several members of the Shipping Federation and, at the tail end of the fifty-three day conflict, 'took over the employment end of the game' as despatcher. A year later he was promoted to labour manager, a position that paid approximately $350 per month, which was about three times what the highest-earning longshoreman earned. 'Industrially the Federation is attempting to work along new lines and I must give the members of the Federation all credit in backing up my proposals and schemes in many cases,' Crombie wrote to a friend in Regina shortly after assuming his new job, 'cases| which may appear to some of the old employers of labor unusual and unconservative.' Although the composition of the Shipping Federation's board of directors changed constantly over the course of the 1920s and 1930s, Crombie remained labour manager throughout this entire period. As a consequence, he played a pivotal role in the organization's shift to welfare capitalism and decasualization. Some considered him the 'King Bee of the Waterfront,' a nick name that captured his heightened stature on the job [after the 1923 strike. 'Major Crombie was the main guy,' longshoreman Harry Walters recollected. 'You had to go to him if you wanted in the union.' Andrew Parnaby, Citizen docker: making a new deal on the Vancouver waterfront, 1919-1939, p. 20.

Children of William Claude David Crombie and Edith Mary Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 17 January 1881.
  2. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-4035AF1/view/Deaths
  4. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.

William David Crombie1

M, b. 4 July 1882, d. 24 February 1949
     William David Crombie was born on 4 July 1882 in Queensland.1 He was the son of William Crombie and Margaret Anne Cameron.1 William David Crombie married Janet Wilmina (Mina) Macdonald, daughter of Alex R. Macdonald, on 4 June 1913 in St. Andrew's Church, Brisbane, they established a farmstead at the remote Maranthona, near Longreach (precisely on the tropic of Capricorn, in Queensland.)2 William David Crombie died on 24 February 1949 in Queensland at the age of 66.1
OBITUARY


Mr. W. D. CROMBIE

Mr. William David Crombie, Maranthona, Longreach, died in Brisbane on February 24, aged 66.

A popular grazier of the Central-west for many years, the late Mr. Crombie commenced his pastoral life as a jackeroo on Greenhills and Kensington Downs, which were owned by his relatives. In 1911 he and his three sisters took up Maranthona, a resumption of Greenhills, which had been unselected for some time. Later he acquired the sole rights of the property, and was active in its management until a few months ago.
Mr. Crombie was a member of Longreach Shire Council for 20 years, and in his work for the community was as efficient as he was in the management of his own property. In 1913 he married Miss Janet Wilma Macdonald, of Brisbane, who with two sons and two daughters survives him. The sons are Mr. Mac (Bimerah, Longreach) and Dr. A. Crombie, Ph.D., a research scientist at Cambridge University. The daughters are Mrs. Nancy Macdonald (Peachester) and Mrs. Margaret Bell (Brisbane). Queensland Country Life, 10 March 1949.3

Children of William David Crombie and Janet Wilmina (Mina) Macdonald

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Brisbane Courier, 11 June 1913.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Queensland Country Life, 10 March 1949.

William Guillan Crombie1

M, b. 1 September 1786, d. 8 May 1859
     William Guillan Crombie is also recorded as William Crammy.1 He was born on 1 September 1786 in Kettle, Fife.2 He was the son of John Crombie and Elizabeth Guillan.1 William Guillan Crombie was baptised on 3 September 1786 at Kettle, Fife.1 He died on 8 May 1859 in View Forth Cottage, Pittenweem, Fife, at the age of 72 of dropsy. A widower.3 and is buried in the churchyard, Pittenweem.3

Citations

  1. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 438/ 0020 0363.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  3. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, 1859 CROMBIE, WILLIAM GUILLAN (Statutory registers Deaths 452/ 13).

William Hamilton Crombie1

M, b. 19 April 1877
     William Hamilton Crombie was born on 19 April 1877 in Glasgow.1,2 He was the son of William Reid Crombie and Isabella Macdonald.1 William Hamilton Crombie married Juliana Rogers, daughter of Philip C. Rogers and Julia Havanaugh, on 26 September 1914 in Manhattan, New York.3,4

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S160] New York Times, 28 September 1914.
  4. [S89] Family Search, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.

William Macdonald Crombie1

M, b. 12 March 1914
     William Macdonald Crombie is also recorded as Mac Crombie. He was born on 12 March 1914 in Brisbane. He was the son of William David Crombie and Janet Wilmina (Mina) Macdonald. William Macdonald Crombie was living at Mooloolaba on 21 August 1980.

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

William Reid Crombie1

M, b. 11 April 1829, d. 8 May 1886
     William Reid Crombie was born on 11 April 1829 in St. Andrews, Fife.1 He was the son of John Crombie and Euphemia Wallace.1 William Reid Crombie was christened on 26 April 1829 at St. Andrews, Fife.1 He married firstly Isabella Macdonald before 1861.2 William Reid Crombie married secondly Rachel Notman Keddie, daughter of William Keddie and Janet Coulter Graham, on 15 June 1881 in Glasgow according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland.3 William Reid Crombie died on 8 May 1886 in Bath at the age of 57 where his executrix dative qua relict is called Rachel Notman Keddie or Crombie of the same address as the deceased.4

Children of William Reid Crombie and Isabella Macdonald

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Old parochial registers for St. Andrews and St. Leonards, 1627-1854.
  2. [S218] 1861 British Census, Glasgow Govan; ED: 14; Page: 11; Line: 16; Roll: CSSCT1861 110; Year: 1861.
  3. [S90] Scotland, Statutory Register Index Deaths, Statutory Marriages 644/09 0273.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.
  5. [S89] Family Search, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
  6. [S50] British Census 1881.

Zébée Maud Jessie Crombie

F, b. 24 June 1876, d. 18 March 1960
Maud Crombie in her wedding dress, 1903
     Zébée Maud Jessie Crombie was born on 24 June 1876 in Rangoon, West Bengal, India.1,2 She was the daughter of Lt. Colonel Alexander Crombie CB, MD and Zébée Minto Bell. Zébée Maud Jessie Crombie was christened on 31 July 1876 at Rangoon, West Bengal.1 She married Colonel Evelyn Pierce Sewell C.M.G., D.S.O., M.B., BCh., F.R.C.S., son of Rev. Henry Doyle Sewell M.A. and Edith Pierce Morgan, on 27 November 1903 in the Cathedral, Bombay, India.3 Zébée Maud Jessie Crombie died on 18 March 1960 in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, at the age of 83.

Children of Zébée Maud Jessie Crombie and Colonel Evelyn Pierce Sewell C.M.G., D.S.O., M.B., BCh., F.R.C.S.

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal, 1713-1948 India. Office of the Registrar General.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Times of India, 10 July 1876.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Monday, Nov 30, 1903.

(infant son) Crombie

M, b. 26 June 1844, d. 26 June 1844
     (infant son) Crombie died on 26 June 1844 in Kilminning, Fife.1 He was born on 26 June 1844 in Fife.1 He was the son of David Guillan Crombie and Janet Campbell (Jessie) Webster.

Citations

  1. [S6] Crombie-Sewell Family tree in the possession of John Rees.

Joan de Cromwell1

F
     Joan de Cromwell was the daughter of Mazera de Marmion.1

Citations

  1. [S135] George Edward Cokayne, Complete peerage, viii,512.

Lillian Cronin1

F, b. 1913
     Lillian Cronin was born in 1913.1 She married Don Reginald Nash, son of Dr. George Harlow Nash and Sadie Louise Wood.1

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Henry Crookenden1

M
     Henry Crookenden married Julia Davenport, daughter of Rear Admiral Sir Salusbury Pryce Humphreys C.B., K.C.H. and Maria Davenport, on 13 September 1842 in St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Hereford Journal, September 21, 1842.

Charles Crooker1

M, b. 20 September 1797, d. 14 February 1877
     Charles Crooker was born on 20 September 1797 in Bath, Maine.2 He was the son of Jonathan Harding Crooker and Hannah Duncan.3 Charles Crooker married secondly Rachel Sewall, daughter of James Sewall and Nancy Marsh, on 7 October 1828 in Bath, Maine, the marriage being solemnised by the Rev. John W. Ellingwood.4 Charles Crooker died on 14 February 1877 in Bath, Maine, at the age of 79.2
Engaged in building vessels with James Church, under the firm name of Church & Crooker, and afterward built with his brother, William D., under the firm name of C. & W. D. Crooker, until 1853, when he retired from the activities of business.
He was a Republican and a staunch supporter of his party.2

Children of Charles Crooker and Rachel Sewall

Citations

  1. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1 p. 823.
  2. [S474] George Thomas Little, Genealogy of Maine, p. 1228.
  3. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 44 p. 341.
  4. [S104] Various contributors, Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. VI. p.481.
  5. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  6. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #180.

Charles H. Crooker1

M, b. 16 April 1833, d. 20 May 1835
     Charles H. Crooker was born on 16 April 1833 in Bath, Maine.2 He was the son of Charles Crooker and Rachel Sewall.1 Charles H. Crooker died on 20 May 1835 in Bath, Maine, at the age of 2.2

Citations

  1. [S474] George Thomas Little, Genealogy of Maine, p. 1228.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Emma Duncan Crooker1,2

F, b. 17 September 1836, d. 29 September 1919
     Emma Duncan Crooker. Photographer. She was born on 17 September 1836 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine.3,4 She was the daughter of Charles Crooker and Rachel Sewall.5 Emma Duncan Crooker married Hon. Arthur Sewall, son of William Dunning Sewall and Rachel Allen Trufant, on 29 March 1859 in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine.4 Emma Duncan Crooker died on 29 September 1919 in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine, at the age of 836 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine,

"Mrs. Emma D. Sewall, widow of Hon. Arthur Sewall, died Monday morning at her summer home at Small Point where her husband died Sept. 5, 1900. She was stricken Sunday and never regained consciousness. Mrs. Sewall was born in Bath, a daughter of Charles Crooker, Esq., one of the early Bath shipbuilders and was married to Mr. Sewall in 1859. She leaves two sons, Hon. Harold M. Sewall and William D. Sewall, both of Bath."

As her great-great-grand-daughter Abbie Sewall noted in a July 1988 article on her grandmother in Down East Magazine there is no indication of her success as a photographer. She took up the art as an adult of forty-eight and did very well with it. She exhibited her work in Paris and was the first women to be invited to join the Boston Camera Club, but virtually stopped photographing with her husband's death. She resigned from the Club and led a largely reclusive life until her death nineteen years later.6
Message Through Time: The Photographs of Emma D. Sewall 1836-1919 by Abbie Sewall, The Harpswell Press, Gardiner, Maine: 1989.

Children of Emma Duncan Crooker and Hon. Arthur Sewall

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9, p. 210.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 4 Nov 1945 p. 41.
  3. [S208] 1900 US Census.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Vital records, 1779-1903 Bath (Maine).
  5. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  6. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#45852320."

Francis Crooker1

M
     Francis Crooker married Patience Childs in 1723.

Child of Francis Crooker and Patience Childs

Citations

  1. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1. p. 823.

Isaiah Crooker1

M, b. 1730, d. 1795
     Isaiah Crooker was born in 1730.1 He was the son of Francis Crooker and Patience Childs.2 Isaiah Crooker married secondly Hannah Harding in 1756.1,2 Served on committees and as selectman of Bath, Maine.1 Isaiah Crooker died in 1795 in Bath, Maine.1

Child of Isaiah Crooker and Hannah Harding

Citations

  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 44 p. 341.
  2. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1. p. 823.

Jonathan Harding Crooker1

M, b. 16 October 1768, d. 21 August 1805
     Jonathan Harding Crooker was born on 16 October 1768 in Bath, Maine.2,3 He was the son of Isaiah Crooker and Hannah Harding.1 Jonathan Harding Crooker married Hannah Duncan, daughter of Dr. Samuel Duncan and Hannah Donnell, in 1790.2 Jonathan Harding Crooker died on 21 August 1805 in Maine at the age of 36.3

Child of Jonathan Harding Crooker and Hannah Duncan

Citations

  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 44 p. 341.
  2. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1. p. 823.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Julietta Marsh Crooker1

F, b. 11 March 1839, d. 1891
     Julietta Marsh Crooker was born on 11 March 1839 in Bath, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Charles Crooker and Rachel Sewall.1 Julietta Marsh Crooker married Capt. Frederic Stead Bosworth, son of Capt. Robert Bosworth and Mary A. McDonald, in 1860.3 Julietta Marsh Crooker died in 1891.1

Children of Julietta Marsh Crooker and Capt. Frederic Stead Bosworth

Citations

  1. [S364] Eben Graves, The descendants of Henry Sewall. Vol. II (Unpublished), #180.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  3. [S474] George Thomas Little, Genealogy of Maine, p. 1221.
  4. [S474] George Thomas Little, Genealogy of Maine, p. 1222.

Lucy Holmes Crooker1

F, b. 26 September 1829, d. 24 March 1832
     Lucy Holmes Crooker was born on 26 September 1829 in Bath, Maine.2 She was the daughter of Charles Crooker and Rachel Sewall.1 Lucy Holmes Crooker died on 24 March 1832 in Bath, Maine, at the age of 2.2

Citations

  1. [S474] George Thomas Little, Genealogy of Maine, p. 1228.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.

Lydia Adelaide Crooker

F, b. 4 March 1841, d. 10 November 1916
     Lydia Adelaide Crooker was born on 4 March 1841 in Bath, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Charles Crooker and Rachel Sewall.2 Lydia Adelaide Crooker married John Percy Delano.2 Lydia Adelaide Crooker died on 10 November 1916 in Bath, Maine, at the age of 75.3,4

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.
  2. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 44 p. 341.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 63014691."
  4. [S89] Family Search, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921.

Rosa A.F. Crookshank1

F, b. circa 1861
     Rosa A.F. Crookshank was born circa 1861.2 She married Claude Arthur Monypenny Lillingston, son of Rev. Frederick Arthur Cecil Lillingston and Charlotte Jane Monypenny, on 18 October 1890 in Santa Barbara, California.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Western States Marriage Records Index.
  2. [S89] Family Search, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952.

Anna Crosby1

F, b. 21 May 1768, d. before 1838
     Anna Crosby was born on 21 May 1768 in Woolwich.1 She was the daughter of Simon Crosby and Sarah Sewall.1 Anna Crosby married, as his second wife George Halliburton on 15 February 1816.1 Anna Crosby died before 1838.1

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 60.

Dr. Anthony Crosby1

M, d. before 1673
     Dr. Anthony Crosby married Prudence Wade, daughter of Jonathan Wade.2 Dr. Anthony Crosby was living in Rowley, Massachusetts.3 He died before 1673.

Citations

  1. [S102] Annie Haven Thwing, Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, 16952.
  2. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 2 p. 403.
  3. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 1 p. 326.

Rev. Dr. Arthur Crosby

M, b. circa 1847, d. 24 August 1915
     Rev. Dr. Arthur Crosby. Head Master of Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy.1 He was born circa 1847 in New York. He married Josephine La Tourette Burke on 14 May 1870 in the Reformed Church of Bound Brook, New Jersey.2 Rev. Dr. Arthur Crosby died on 24 August 1915 in Bolinas, California,
Death Ends Career of Rev. Dr. Crosby

Dr. Arthur Crosby, Headmaster of Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy, whose life for the past thirty years has been identified with the best interests of San Rafael died, suddenly Tuesday morning at Bolinas. He had been a sufferer from ill health for some time and under the care of a physician.

The news of the sad event caused sorrow here to every person who knew Dr. Crosby. But it was more poignant to those who had been intimate with him and knew him best.

Dr. Crosby was born in Brooklyn, New York, 68 years ago. He was graduated from Rutgers College, and a short time later began his career as a minister of the gospel. He came to San Rafael about 1885 to occupy the pulpit of t he Presbyterian church. In 1892 he resigned the pastorship to take charge of the Mt. Tamalpais Miliytary Academy, the institution of which he was the founder. Under his personal supervision the academy has attained to a rank that redounds to the honor of the founder. Dr. Crosby was a good man; he had his friends in every walk of life, and his place in this community will be hard to fill. The Crosby family was related to the Roosevelt and Harriman families. Before the death of E. H. Harriman, the great railroad builder many times had been a guest of Dr. Crosby. Dr. Crosby also was related to the eminent divine and publicist, Rev. Horace Crosby, deceased, of New York.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Lynn T. White, a close personal friend of Dr. Crosby.

Dr. Crosby was the husband of Mrs. Susanna Rodger Crosby, and the father of Mrs. Oscar T. Sewall, of Englewood, N.J; Louise and William Floyd Crosby of New York, and Harman Crosby of San Rafael. Marin Journal, August 26, 1915.3

Child of Rev. Dr. Arthur Crosby and Josephine La Tourette Burke

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.cagenweb.com/marin/m1900.html as at 22 September 2006.
  2. [S160] New York Times, May 1870.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive8/… Posting by Cathy Gowdy transcribing the Marin Journal, Thursday, August 26, 1915.
  4. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1. p. 901.

Clarkson Floyd Crosby1

M, b. 3 November 1817, d. 22 February 1858
     Clarkson Floyd Crosby was born on 3 November 1817 in Manhattan, New York.2 He married Angelica Schuyler, daughter of John Schuyler and Maria Miller.1 Clarkson Floyd Crosby died on 22 February 1858 in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 40.2

Children of Clarkson Floyd Crosby and Angelica Schuyler

Citations

  1. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 1. p 41.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 64736171."
  3. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 1. p 162.

Ebenezer Crosby1

M, b. 12 April 1759, d. 1838
     Ebenezer Crosby was born on 12 April 1759 in Woolwich.1 He was the son of Simon Crosby and Sarah Sewall.1 Ebenezer Crosby died in 1838 in Hampden.1

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 60.

Eliza Maria Crosby

F, b. 1857
     Eliza Maria Crosby was born in 1857 in Albany, New York. She was the daughter of Clarkson Floyd Crosby and Angelica Schuyler.

Elizabeth Crosby1,2

F, b. 16 October 1782, d. 27 December 1855
     Elizabeth Crosby was born on 16 October 1782 in Massachusetts.1 She married Deacon David Sewall, son of Henry Sewall and Sarah Henry, on 21 October 1806 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 Elizabeth Crosby died on 27 December 1855 at the age of 73.1 She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine.4

Children of Elizabeth Crosby and Deacon David Sewall

Citations

  1. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 22.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Births, marriages, and deaths, 1650-1865 Salem, Massachusetts. City Clerk.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980.

Harriette Clarkson Crosby1

F, b. circa 1844
     Harriette Clarkson Crosby married William A. Thompson.1 Harriette Clarkson Crosby was born circa 1844 in Albany. She was the daughter of Clarkson Floyd Crosby and Angelica Schuyler.1

Child of Harriette Clarkson Crosby and William A. Thompson

Citations

  1. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 1. p 162.

John Crosby1

M, b. 19 April 1757, d. 25 May 1843
     John Crosby was born on 19 April 1757 in Woolwich.1 He was the son of Simon Crosby and Sarah Sewall.1 John Crosby died on 25 May 1843 in Hampden, Maine, at the age of 86.1

Citations

  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 1 p. 59.