Anna D. Ruckman

F, #2659, b. circa 1870
Birth*circa 1870 Anna D. Ruckman was born circa 1870 in NJG.1 
Marriage* She married George Nelson
1900 Census20 June 1900 She and George Nelson appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of 29 Somerset Place, North Plainfield, Somerset, NJG enumerated 20 June 1900.1 
1910 Census*16 April 1910 She and George Nelson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of 29 Somerset Place, North Plainfield, Somerset, NJG, enumerated 16 April 1910.2 

Children of Anna D. Ruckman and George Nelson

Last Edited19 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. 1900 U.S. census, Somerset, NJ, population schedule, North Plainfield, E.D. 86, page 84, dwelling 399, family 435, George Nelson: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 13 Feb 2010): National Archives microfilm T623.
  2. 1910 U.S. census, Somerset, NJ, population schedule, North Plainfield, E.D. 118, page 2B, dwelling 37, family 47, George C. Nelson: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 31 Dec 2011): National Archives microfilm T624_908.

Frank Borrowscale Scott

M, #1384, b. 15 June 1857, d. 31 July 1924
Birth*15 June 1857 Frank Borrowscale Scott was born on 15 June 1857 at Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJG; New Jersey State Archives does not have a birth return.1 
Note His birth was just two months after the family arrived in the United States. Thus he became the first native-born American in the Scott family. 
Compiler's Comment* His middle name of Borrowscale was in honor of the maiden name of his paternal grandmother, Mary Isabella Borrowscale. Frank's daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Scott, told me that the Borrowscales were a famous dance troupe in England. Our cousin living in Liverpool, Joan Borrowscale, has not heard of the Borrowscale dancers. Maybe the story has gotten distorted through the years? 
Marriage*12 September 1885 He married Mary Caroline Rose on 12 September 1885 at Titusville, NJG. The ceremony was officiated by Johnathon H. Boyd of the Opdyke Methodist Episcopal Chruch.2 
1900 Census*6 June 1900 Frank and Carrie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of 702 27th Street, Camden, NJG, enumerated 6 June 1900. Their children Mary Elizabeth, Joseph and George Hunt were listed as living with them. Frank was a sheet iron worker living in a rented home. Carrie was a grocer. Frank and Carrie had been married 15 years. 18 year old Minnie Priestler was living with the family doing housework.3 
Compiler's Comment1907 In 1907, a deed was recorded for the purchase by Frank Scott of land in Hamilton Township, just outside of Trenton, NJ4
1910 Census*28 April 1910 Frank and Carrie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of 23 Norway Avenue, Hamilton Township, Mercer, NJG, enumerated 28 April 1910. Their three children were listed as living with them.5 
Compiler's Comment The family had moved into their new home constructed on the lot purchased in 1907. Frank had paid his wife's brother to construct a home for his family in this new residential area. Unfortunately, several years after the home was constructed, a factory was built on the vacant land behind the house. Although the family was disappointed that their tranquil neighborhood had been disrupted by the bustle and noise of a factory behind them, the house remained in the family until the late 1940's.6 
Event-Misc*31 August 1918  When Carried died in 1918, Frank bought cemetery lots at Ewing Church Cemetery, Ewing Township, Mercer, NJ.7 
1920 Census*14 January 1920 Sixty two year old widower Frank appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of 514 Union Street, Lambertville, Hunterdon, NJG, enumerated 14 January 1920. He was an iron worker with a steam company. He was living in a rented house with his two sisters, Isabelle[sic] and Mary.8 
Death*31 July 1924 He died on 31 July 1924 at Phillipsburg, Warren, NJG, at age 67.9 
Obituary*2 August 1924 He's death wasrecorded in an Obituary on 2 August 1924 in the Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJG. "FRANK B. SCOTT. The funeral of Frank B. Scott, 67 years old of Lambertville, N.J., who died suddenly while on a train to Phillipsburg, will be held from the residence of his son-in-law, Grover C. Crum, 23 Norway Avenue, this city, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery, at the convenience of the family under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise. Mr. Scott was a gang foremen on the Pennsylvania Railroad until two years ago, when he retired. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grover D. Crum of this city; two sons, Joseph and George Scott, of this city; two brothers, Joseph, of California, and Harry, of Newark; one sister, Mary Scott, of Lambertville, with whom he resided."9 
Burial*4 August 1924 He was buried on 4 August 1924 at Ewing Church Cemetery, Ewing Township, Mercer, NJG.10 
Obituary5 August 1924 A second notice appeared on 5 August 1924 at the Trenton Evening Times. "SCOTT - In Phillipsburg, N.J., July 31st, Frank B. Scott in the 68th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family, also the Veterans Association of the Pennsylvania Railroad, are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of this son-in-law, Grover C. Crum, No. 23 Norway Ave., Trenton, N.J. on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Ewing Cemetery at the convenience of the family."11 
Probate11 August 1924 His estate was probated on 11 August 1924 at Surrogate's Office, Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, NJG. The assets in his estate were valued at $5386.52 (equivalent to about $73,644 in 2016 dollars.) Two of the assets of the estate were notes receivable, one from his daughter and one from his son, George. Libby and Cleve Crum had signed a note to Frank for $1000. George and Flavilla Scott had signed a note to Frank for $350.12 These loans to his children were probably to help them buy homes. 
Compiler's Comment Although she was only six years old when Frank died, his granddaughter, Isabelle, fondly remembered how her grandfather would come to visit with his jacket pockets stuffed with candy for her and her brother, Scott.6 

Child of Frank Borrowscale Scott and Mary Caroline Rose

Last Edited5 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. Joseph Scott and Mary Peil Scott Family Data, Holy Bible (Philadelphia, PA: William W. Harding, 1867); owned by Louise Rorer Rosett, 1005 Stagecoach Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.
  2. Frank B. Scott and Mrs. Carrie Bowers marriage return, Department of State, Division of Archives and Records, 225 West State Street, P. O. Box 307, Trenton, NJ.
  3. 1900 U.S. census, Camden, NJ, population schedule, Camden Ward 11, E.D. 85, page 7B, dwelling 154, family 163, Frank B. Scott: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 16 Feb 2016):.
  4. Frank B. Scott, grantee volume 296, page 595 and page 597, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm 823149.
  5. 1910 U.S. census, Mercer, NJ, population schedule, Hamilton Township, E.D. 32, page 153, dwelling 206, family 207, Frank Scott: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 19 Feb 2016):.
  6. Interview with Isabelle Crum Rorer (808 Hackberry Trail SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123), by Louise Rorer Rosett.
  7. First Presbyterian Church, Ewing, New Jersey, deed to lots 522-528, in the files of Louise Rorer Rosett, 1005 Stagecoach Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM.
  8. 1920 U.S. census, Hunterdon, NJ, population schedule, Lambertville, Ward 2, E.D. 18, page 11B, dwelling 262, family 263, Frank B. Scott: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 16 Feb 2016):.
  9. FRANK B. SCOTT, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 2 Aug 1924, page 5.
  10. Frank B. Scott, death certificate, Vital Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, CN 370, Trenton, New Jersey.
  11. FRANK B. SCOTT, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 5 Aug 1924, page 2, genealogybank.com.
  12. Frank B. Scott probate, file 7255, Hunterdon County Surrogate's Office, Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, New Jersey.

Mary Elizabeth Scott

F, #1374, b. 16 October 1892, d. 5 July 1970
Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Scott Crum (1892-1970), wife of Grover Cleveland Crum
Ruth Ent with her Aunt Libby Crum
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
FatherFrank Borrowscale Scott b. 15 Jun 1857, d. 31 Jul 1924
MotherMary Caroline Rose b. 9 Sep 1856, d. 29 Aug 1918
Birth*16 October 1892 Mary Elizabeth Scott was born on 16 October 1892 in Camden, NJG.1 
Nickname  Mary Elizabeth Scott was known as Libby. 
1900 Census6 June 1900 Libby appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of 702 27th Street, Camden, NJG in the household of her parents, Frank Borrowscale Scott and Mary Caroline Rose. Seven year old Libby was attending school.2 
1910 Census28 April 1910 She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of 23 Norway Avenue, Hamilton Township, Mercer, NJG in the household of her parents.3 
Compiler's Comment Libby wanted to be a nurse, but her father, Frank, saw no need for a woman to have an education beyond high school. She did attend Rider College for one year and studied to be a medical secretary. Her mother saved 'egg money' so Libby could go to college and have a means of self-support. Was this endeavor to provide her daughter an occupation a reaction to Carrie Rose's early widowhood? 
1915 NJ census1915 In 1915, Libby was working as a stenographer.4 
Marriage28 September 1916 She married Grover Cleveland Crum, son of Joseph H Crum and Anna Maria Carter, on 28 September 1916 at Hamilton Township, Mercer, NJG.5 
1920 Census*10 January 1920 Cleve and Libby appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of 211 Norway Avenue, Hamilton Township, Mercer, NJG, enumerated 10 January 1920. Their children Isabelle Maidie and Frank Scott were listed as living with them. Cleve was a tire maker for a rubber company. They were renting their home.6 
1930 Census*21 April 1930 By the time the 1930 Federal Census was enumerated 21 April 1930 the family had moved from 211 Norway Avenue to 23 Norway Avenue into the home built by Libby's father, Frank Scott. Cleve was a construction painter whose home was valued at $4000. The family had a radio.7 
Event-Misc* Libby was active in her community. According to articles in the Trenton Evening Times, she was involved in the Greenwood (Elementary) School's Parent Teacher Association. In 1929, she acted in the comedy "Crossroads' Store" produced by the Greenwood School Parent Teacher Association. Between January,1927, and May, 1930, her name appeared in 17 articles in the Trenton Evening Times about the Ladies' Aid Society of Westminster Church. During this time she was variously on the Social Committee, second Vice President and President of the Society. She hosted numerous meetings at her home on Norway Avenue. She was involved with many fund raising events including the Martha Washington Dinner, bake sales, rummage sales, and sewing meetings. Libby was in charge of the sauerkraut dinner which raised funds for a new roof for the church.8 
1940 census*16 April 1940 The family of four were still living at 23 Norway Avenue, Hamilton Township, Mercer, NJG when the1940 Federal Census was enumerated 16 April 1940.9 
Event-MiscSeptember 1941 In Sep 1941, Cleve and Libby Crum began a six week cross country drive to visit Cleve's brothers, Hawley and Richard, who were living in Santa Monica, CA. Cleve's sister, Rheba Ent, and Rheba's daughter, Ruth, accompanied them.10 
Compiler's Comment* Libby and Cleve had a 'gang' of friends who played cards at one another's homes on a monthly basis. Libby also made rag rugs which had in our home for many years until our cat ruined them. She was blind for about the last ten years of her life due to diabetes. She never complained about the physical disability caused by a stroke and her later blindness. She occupied her time by listening to books and magazines on records that were provided to the blind by the federal government. 
Death*5 July 1970 She died on 5 July 1970 in Trenton, Mercer, NJG at age 77.1 
Obituary*6 July 1970 Her death was was recorded in an Obituary on 6 July 1970 in the Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJG. "MRS. GROVER CRUM: Mrs. Elisabeth S. Crum, 77, of 86 Corson Avenue, Hamilton Township, died Sunday at Mercer Hospital. A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, she was born in Camden and lived here most of her life. Surviving are her husband, Grover C. Crum; a son, Scott of Ewing Township; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Rorer of Yardley; two brothers, George Scott of Trenton and Joseph Scott of Sarasota, Fla; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Avenue with the Rev. Philip R. Zink officiating. Interment will be in Ewing Church Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and contributions may be sent to the Trenton Association of the Blind."11 
Burial*8 July 1970 She was buried on 8 July 1970 at Ewing Church Cemetery, Mercer, NJG.1 
Compiler's Comment She had dark hair, very fair skin and bright blue eyes. I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents. Grandma Crum would teach me card games and play bingo. We would take our lunch outside to eat in the shade of the rock garden at the house at 86 Corson Ave in Mercerville, New Jersey. The Crums took me to the Trenton Zoo, and the dairy to see cows milked as they stood on a carousel. They knew I loved cherry pie and would always bake a homemade pie for me. We would also stop at Robbins Bakery to buy my favorite cinnamon bread. 

Children of Mary Elizabeth Scott and Grover Cleveland Crum

Last Edited11 May 2016

Citations

  1. Elizabeth S. Crum, Certificate of Death (6 Jul 1970), Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey.
  2. 1900 U.S. census, Camden, NJ, population schedule, Camden Ward 11, E.D. 85, page 7B, dwelling 154, family 163, Frank B. Scott: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 16 Feb 2016):.
  3. 1910 U.S. census, Mercer, NJ, population schedule, Hamilton Township, E.D. 32, page 153, dwelling 206, family 207, Frank Scott: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 19 Feb 2016):.
  4. Frank B. Scott, 1915 New Jersey State Census, Schedule No. 1, population, dwelling 512 family 572, Hamilton Township, Mercer, NJ, microfilm 1465542, Family History Library Salt Lake City, UT.
  5. Grover C. Crum and M. Elizabeth Scott Certificate and Record of Marriage, Vital Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, CN 370, Trenton, New Jersey.
  6. 1920 U.S. census, Mercer, NJ, population schedule, Hamilton Township, E.D. 37, page 16A, dwelling 342, family 353, Grover C. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 2 Jan 2012): National Archives microfilm T625_1053.
  7. 1930 U.S. census, Mercer, NJ, population schedule, Hamilton Township, E.D. 80, sheet 9, dwelling 454, family 575, Grover C. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 09 Nov 2010): National Archives microfilm T1626_1362.
  8. Various untitled articles, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton NJ, 12 Jan 1927; 23 Jan 1927; 14 Feb 1927; 1 Nov 1928; 15 Nov 1928; 27 Nov 1928; 8 Jan 1929; 11 Jan 1929; 14 Apr 1929; 13 Sep 1929; 22 Sep 1929; 4 Oct 1929; 9 Feb 1930; 14 Feb 1930; 7 Mar 1930; 5 Apr 1930; 1 May 1930;.
  9. 1940 U.S. census, Mercer, NJ, population schedule, Hamilton Township, E.D. 11-16, page 6A, line 10, Grover C. Crum: digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) (accessed 19 Feb 1940):.
  10. [No Headline], Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 21 Sep 1941, www.genealogybank.com (accessed 28 Jun 2010).
  11. Mrs. Grover Crum, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 6 Jul 1970, www.genealogybank.com.

James Shepherd

M, #2827
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
Marriage* James Shepherd married Ellen Smith, daughter of Jeremiah Smith and M. Eliza Crum.1 

Family: James Shepherd and Ellen Smith

Last Edited23 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. Eliza Smith, Hunterdon County, NJ, Surrogate's Office Probate File 943 (Will Book 16, page 154), Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm 802407.

Gene Singer

M, #2804
ChartsBenjamin Crum Pedigree Chart
Benjamin Crum Descendant Indented Chart
Marriage* Gene Singer married Virginia F. Crum, daughter of Henry Francis Crum and Lillian C. Babel.1,2 

Children of Gene Singer and Virginia F. Crum

Last Edited23 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. Obituary - Harry F. Crum Rites Monday, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 08 Dec 1967, page 9, www.genealogybank.com.
  2. Obituary - Mrs. Henry F. Crum, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ, 26 Jan 1959, page 4, www.genealogybank.com.