Jacob Crisp

I’m chugging along in my Mays family research. That is, if chugging along means I work on it about half an hour every few days? That’s all my brain can take of these nomads. I’ve lucked out recently though.

Last week I was playing around with search terms on Ancestry and I hit a goldmine.

By goldmine, I mean I didn’t have to look through the whole page to find what I was looking for. Jacob Crisp’s name was the first thing I saw on the page. Jacob is the son of Sarilda Mays, the Mays ancestor I’m currently trying to research for the website. Apparently Jacob’s family moved to Mansfield, Ohio. I know this because their family history is all over the Mansfield newspapers. I’m sure there’s more then what I found in the day I searched. That’s saying a lot because I saved seven different newspaper pages that day.

Among a lot of the results were hospital admittances and releases for Jacob’s wife. Eventually, she would pass away from a long illness. I would have known that even if the obituary didn’t tell me because she must have been in and out of the hospital a dozen times in a year.

Jacob’s obituary/article in the Mansfield News Journal; May 7, 1968:

Jacob Crisp, 79, of 673 Fairfax Ave died Monday morning in Mansfield General Hospital following a five month illness.

He was born June 7, 1888 in Elliott County, Ky., and lived here since 1937. Mr. Crisp was a retired farmer.

Survivors are six sons, Walter Crisp of Newark O., Vester Crisp of Plain City, O., Sanford Crisp of Chillicothe, Tennison Crisp of Ontario, Estel Crisp of Irwin, O., and Vernon Crisp with the U.S. Air Force in Wichita Falls, Kan.; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Sydnor of Lima, Mrs. Nannie McFarland of Springfield, Mrs. Onae Caudill of Mansfield, Mrs. Louie Minzler of Orlando, Fla., Mrs Arzona Huff, with whom Mr. Crisp made his home, a number of grandchilden and great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Fultz of Mansfield.

The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday at 3pm by Rev. Thomas Leatherwood of the Mansfield Baptist Temple. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Tuesday evening.

Jacob Crisp Death Certificate
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  • Jacob eE Crisp

    March 25, 2011

    My name is Jacob E Crisp I am the son of Sandford Crisp son of Jacob Crisp of Mansfeild Ohio, My Grandfather.

    • Kathleen

      March 28, 2011

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog Jacob! I am related to the Crisps through the marriage of Sarilda Crisp and John Milton Crisp. Sarilda was the daughter of my 2nd Great Uncle.

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  • Louise (crisp)Atkin

    April 11, 2013

    I am the 2nd child of Vester Crisp, son of Jacob. I found it interesting you found mention in the newspaper many times. I guess I will try to see if I can find what you found. I have been trying to verify my dad was in one of the ccc camps. Thanks, Louise

  • Kathleen

    May 26, 2013

    Hello Louise, I haven’t heard mention of a CCC Camp before, but I found all the newspaper articles in the Mansfield paper collections on Ancestry.com. My computer files are a mess right now as I’m in the middle of organizing (go figure!) but I will send you the image files I saved if you’d like!

    • Louise Atkin

      April 22, 2014

      Kathleen, I would love to see anything you have on our family. None of us has had much time to do much .


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