I really wanted a picture of
Claudes' Model T - "Henry"
(See Bob Thurman's
Mildred found one, but she can't date it. All she knew
about the man is he was a relative named Breckenridge. According to the
Jonathan Crouch History
"Richard J. Crouch, a twin brother off Martís, was raised in Kentucky. He
was always called Dick. He married a Miss Laura Logan, who passed away
leaving two daughters. The youngest one Martha, married in Kentucky to R. A.
Breckenridge of a very prominent family in Kentucky. He is a successful
farmer and lives near Morrisonville, Ill. They have quite a family.
sent the picture around. Lon dated it during the 1930's or as late as 1940.
His memory was that the man's name was Van.
Phillip Crouch wrote and gave
us the answer.
Merry Christmas,,,,,,,Yes...that is a picture of my Uncle....His
name was Van...He was the oldest of my Four Uncles....my fathers oldest
Brother.....His real name was Lester Van Crouch....he died in 1948 of
cancer...I remember him well,,even though I was only 7 yrs old at the
time....He had two boys,,,,,Gene and Jim,,,and one girl, Helen
Margaret...they are all deceased....He, Van was a township clerk of Macon
Co Decatur, Illinois at some time, I believe...
Phillip Crouch is a grand son of James
Barbor Crouch. Again, from the Jonathan Crouch history. "Another brother, Ambrose Crouch, raised a large family in Washington County,
Kentucky, Martin VanBuren Crouch, or Mart as he was called, enlisted in Co. D 10
Ky. Inf. He served through the war of the Rebellion. He lived and died in
Washington County, Kentucky, He told me that he has taught one Sunday School
Class for 43 years. Of his family I know very little. One son, Barbour, went
from Kentucky to Decatur, Ill. I learned he has several sons who are very
prominent men in their county."