Tombstone Tuesday – April 6, 2021 – Daniel Lee Crites

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Daniel Lee Crites is the son of William and Mary Ann (Forney) Crites who was born on March 7, 1864 in Dover, Ohio. Daniel and Mary Ann Crites had ten children; Daniel Lee (1864), Willas (), Joseph Henry (1865), Jesse E. (1867), Emanuel (1870), Viola (1872), Pearl E. (1875), Ellsworth (1877), Alpha (1879), Ruby (1881). In the 1870 Federal Census, William and Mary have four children listed ; Daniel, Joseph, Jesse, Emanuel. William is a farmer in Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. In the 1880 Federal Census, a sixteen year old Daniel Lee is helping his father on the farm. William and Mary Ann have eight children; Daniel, Joseph, Jesse, Emanuel, Viola, Pearly, Ellsworth, Alpha.

Daniel Lee Crites and Harriet L Fox married on January 17, 1889 in Dover, Ohio. By the time of the 1900 Federal Census, Daniel and Harriet have three daughters; Hazel(1892), Magie (1894), Virgie (1896). Daniel’s lists his occupation as Teamster. They live on Seventh Street in Dover, Ohio. In the 1910 Federal Census, they once again have their three daughters listed. Daniel lists his occupation as house carpenter. They live at 510 Front Street and they own their home. In the 1920 Federal Census, Daniel and Harriet remain at the Front Street address. Their daughters have all married and moved away. Daniel lists his occupation as labor in the Steel Mill.

By the time of the 1930 Federal Census, Daniel is sixty-six years old. He still works at the steel mill. He is the night watchman. He and Harriet still live at the Front Street home that they own. In the 1940 Federal Census, Daniel is seventy six years old. He is no longer is employed. He states that he received a fourth grade education. He accomplished so much on a fourth grade education. He and Harriet still live in their home on Front Street.

Seventy three years ago at the age of eighty four years old, Daniel Lee Crites died in Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, on April 6, 1948. Daniel is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Dover, Ohio.

Rest in peace, Daniel!

Love Jan

Daniel Lee Crites is my first cousin four times removed.

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