Emanuel Crites was the son of William and Mary Ann (Forney) Crites born in Dover, Ohio on November 12, 1868. William and Mary Ann Cites had ten children; Daniel (1864), Joseph(1856), Jesse(1867), Emanual (1870), Viola (1872), Willas (1873- 1874), Pearl (1875),Ellsworth (1877), Alpha (1879), Ruby (1882).
In the 1880 Federal Census, Emanuel is listed as an eleven-year-old son living with William and Mary. He attends school and assists on the farm. Emanuel married Mary Ann Klein on March 24, 1895, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. In the 1900 Federal Census, Emanual and Mary have two daughters; Leleah is four and Lurtha is two years old. Emanuel lists his occupations as a teamster in the 1990 Census. By the time of the 1910 Federal Census, Emanuel has gone back to farming. In the 1920 Federal Census, Emanuel is a working in a Sheet Mill as a laborer. They now have three daughters; Lelah (1896), Lurtha May (1897), Ethel Marie (1910). They also have two people living with them as boarders. John Kannan is a roller in the Sheet Mill. Catherine Ripple is 44 and has no employment. By the 1930 Federal Census, Emanuel is working in a Limber Company as a Laborer. He is 61 years old. Ethel Marie is nineteen years old and is working in a Dry Cleaners as a presser. At the age of 69, Emanuel in the 1940 Federal Census, has two of his daughters and their husbands living with them. They are Elmer and Lutha McClafferty and Marion and Ethel Weymouth. Emanuel is no longer working. Both Lutha and Ethel are working in the Dry Cleaning plant. Elmer is a fireman at a Chemical Plant and Marion is an Electrician who owns his own business.
Emanuel C. Crites died on November 28, 1949, sixty-eight years ago today. His final resting place is Dover Burial Park in Dover, Ohio.
Emanuel is my first cousin 4X removed. Rest in Peace, Emanuel!