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Marriage: Children:
  1. Dorothy Crippen: Birth: 1917. Death: 1998

  2. Richard Oliver Crippen: Birth: 1919. Death: 1969


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a. Note:   A Crippen <adam.crippen@hotmail.com> 10:57 AM (1 hour ago) to me Dear Barbara, Cora Blandard Crippen Adams was my great-grandmother. Cora married Glenn (two “n” on birth certificate and one on his grave stone) Oliver Crippen on Christmas Eve 1914 (Berrien County License #1914-1533). They had two children. Dorothy Crippen Harger (1917-1998) and Richard Oliver Crippen (1919-1969, my grandfather). Cora and Glenn divorced sometime around 1930 and Cora moved in with Edgar Adams. I am not positive they married, however what I do know is that Cora took his name and they are buried as Cora and Edgar Adams. I know you are wanted your own research facts and they are all buried at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. You can go to “friendsofsilverbrook (dot) org” --- I do not send Hyperlinks because of the risk of viruses and malware. Cora, Edgar, Aunt Dot (Dorothy), Glenn, and my grandfather Richard are all there, Silverbrook Cemetery and Berrien County have been very helpful in working with me from across the country to track down information that I could not find online. I am still in the process of finding out more on Cora, I know that she was born 1898 and was raised as Cora V. Blandard. The family story is that Cora was born in Belgium and that her parents died aboard a ship while coming to America and Cora was adopted by the Blandard family. I can find NO evidence to support or disprove this, but that is the story. On a few census records, Cora lists herself as being born in Michigan, but I do not have a birth certificate yet. I know that Edgar Adams worked on the railroad (South Shore Railroad) - confirmed my census records - there is another family story told by my grandma (widow of Richard) and Aunt Dot (before she died) that Grandpa Adams was hit (side-swiped) by a train in the switchyard, the story goes that he was injuried to the point that he had limited use of one of his arms and was given a desk job for the railroad. Now what I know for sure because I OWN THEM, is that I have an old wooden chair that was his, it HAS damage to the arms of the chair. It would appear that someone was “jumping” the chair trying to scoot it under a desk. The marks on the arm of the chair are also not even in that one is deeper than the other from someone not scooting it in evenly and since the marks are deeper on the right arm of the chair I would suspect that his left arm was the one he had limited us of. I do not know if you are looking for any additional information from the Crippen side, but I do have more if you are. I am really trying to track down Cora’s life before my great-grandfather and this story of her parents dying on ship. I do have a picture of Cora and my Grandfather that I could scan if you are interested, I do not have any of her with Edgar Adams. Please let me know what information you have to share as I am interested in anything and everything, not just our bloodline. Adam Crippen adam.crippen@hotmail.com ------------------------------ A Crippen <adam.crippen@hotmail.com> 10:57 AM (1 hour ago) to me Dear Barbara, Cora Blandard Crippen Adams was my great-grandmother. Cora married Glenn (two “n” on birth certificate and one on his grave stone) Oliver Crippen on Christmas Eve 1914 (Berrien County License #1914-1533). They had two children. Dorothy Crippen Harger (1917-1998) and Richard Oliver Crippen (1919-1969, my grandfather). Cora and Glenn divorced sometime around 1930 and Cora moved in with Edgar Adams. I am not positive they married, however what I do know is that Cora took his name and they are buried as Cora and Edgar Adams. I know you are wanted your own research facts and they are all buried at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. You can go to “friendsofsilverbrook (dot) org” --- I do not send Hyperlinks because of the risk of viruses and malware. Cora, Edgar, Aunt Dot (Dorothy), Glenn, and my grandfather Richard are all there, Silverbrook Cemetery and Berrien County have been very helpful in working with me from across the country to track down information that I could not find online. I am still in the process of finding out more on Cora, I know that she was born 1898 and was raised as Cora V. Blandard. The family story is that Cora was born in Belgium and that her parents died aboard a ship while coming to America and Cora was adopted by the Blandard family. I can find NO evidence to support or disprove this, but that is the story. On a few census records, Cora lists herself as being born in Michigan, but I do not have a birth certificate yet. I know that Edgar Adams worked on the railroad (South Shore Railroad) - confirmed my census records - there is another family story told by my grandma (widow of Richard) and Aunt Dot (before she died) that Grandpa Adams was hit (side-swiped) by a train in the switchyard, the story goes that he was injuried to the point that he had limited use of one of his arms and was given a desk job for the railroad. Now what I know for sure because I OWN THEM, is that I have an old wooden chair that was his, it HAS damage to the arms of the chair. It would appear that someone was “jumping” the chair trying to scoot it under a desk. The marks on the arm of the chair are also not even in that one is deeper than the other from someone not scooting it in evenly and since the marks are deeper on the right arm of the chair I would suspect that his left arm was the one he had limited us of. I do not know if you are looking for any additional information from the Crippen side, but I do have more if you are. I am really trying to track down Cora’s life before my great-grandfather and this story of her parents dying on ship. I do have a picture of Cora and my Grandfather that I could scan if you are interested, I do not have any of her with Edgar Adams. Please let me know what information you have to share as I am interested in anything and everything, not just our bloodline. Adam Crippen adam.crippen@hotmail.com
b. Note:   Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996" Name: Glenn L Crippen Also Known As Name: Event Type: Death Event Date: 25 Nov 1971 Event Place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Residence Place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Gender: Male Birth Date: Certificate Number: 67003


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