From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 219, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Dr. George W. Crum, farmer and physician, town 17, range
11, section 35, post office Arenzville, was born on the homestead
adjoining. (See sketch of James Crum.) Dr. Crum began his education in
the district schools. From there he went to the Illinois College at
Jacksonville for one year, and then attended two years at the State
Normal School at Normal, Illinois. He then attended three years the
Illinois Wesleyan College, receiving the degrees of B.A. and M.A. from
that popular institution. From there he went to Adrian, Michigan, to
complete his scientific course. He received the degree of B. S. at
Adrian, and completed a full classical course at the Wesleyan College.
He studied medicine under private tutors during his vacations, and then
attended the St. Louis Medical College, receiving the degree of M. D.
in 1874. His close application to study had undermined his health, and
he felt obliged to retire to the farm to recuperate. On completing his
professional course he entered upon the duties imposed by the office of
hospital physician, but this was terminated by failing health. He
intends to resume practice during the coming year.
He was married August 21, 1878, to Mollie E., daughter of Dr.
David Malone, now deceased. Mrs. Crum was born in Posey county,
Indiana. They have two children, Cora and Olga, eleven and thirteen
The Doctor is not an aggressive politician. He owns a farm of
160 acres of well improved land, adjoining that of his father. Mrs.
Crum is a lady of fine literary attainments, a graduate of the
Athenaeum College at Jacksonville, Illinois. Her only brother is a
physician there. Her sisters, Alice, Emma and Rosa, all married into
representative and prominent families. Alice was the wife of William
Morrison, and died in Iowa; Emma became the wife of Robert McCurdy, of
Princeton, Indiana; and Rosa married Elijah Needham, of Virginia,
Illinois. She is not now living. Mrs. Crum is a member of the Christian
Church, and her husband is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the A.O.U.W.
They are very worthy people.