Pearl E Crites was the daughter of William and Mary Ann (Forney) Crites who was born on July 14, 1875 in New Philadelphia, Ohio. William and Mary Ann had ten children; Daniel(1864), Joseph (1865), Jesse (1867), Emanual (1869), Viola (1872), Willas (1873), Pearl (1875), Ellsworth (1877), Alpha(1879), Ruby(1882-1894).
In the 1880 Federal Census, William and Mary Ann are living in Dover, Ohio with eight of their ten children. Willas died when he was an infant of 10 months in 1874. In the 1900 Federal Census, the William Crites family has one son, Alpha and one daughter, Pearl, who remain at home.
Pearl E Crites married Charles Taylor on May 28,1903 in Dover, Ohio. By the 1910 Federal Census, Charles and Pearl Taylor have moved to Rock Creek, Huntington County, Indiana. They have a nephew living with them whose name was Ralph Folk. He is the son of Viola Crites Folk who passed away in 1904 shortly after Ralph’s birth. In the 1930 Federal Census , Charles and Pearl are living in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Pearl E Taylor died in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana at the age of 74 of cancer on September 26, 1949.
Pearl and Charles did not appear to have children of their own but they raised a nephew, Ralph Folk for a time after her sister Viola’s death and a foster daughter who is listed in her Obit. Her name is Lucille Noblit of Lafayette, Indiana.
She is buried in Spring Vale Cemetery in Lafayette, Indiana.
Rest in Peace, Pearl!