Biographical Sketch of
George A. Crum
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
GEORGE A. CRUM, farmer; P.O., Arenzville; is a native of Arenzville Precinct, this county; born Oct. 29, 1855; son of Christian and Mary (Robertson) Crum, natives of Clarke County, Ind. Christian Crum, our subject's father, was a farmer by occupation; was born May 11, 1803, and died Dec. 30, 1881; his wife, born May 17, 1813, died March 9, 1882; they were parents of eleven children, three deceased, our subject being the youngest child. Her early education was received in the Union School House, Arenzville; at seventeen years of age he went to the Wesleyan College, Bloomington, Ill., where he studied for three years. He then devoted his attention to farming, and also engaged in the livery business. He was married in Beardstown, this county, July 5, 1881, to Lucy G. Morris; born in this county, Jan. 12, 1862; daughter of John C. and Nancy Morris. Mr. Crum is a Democrat, and a member of the I.O.O.F.
(page 317, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)