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Crum/Hamilton Family Life

The Crum family began on the 17th day of June, 1896. 20 year old Sarah Florence Hamilton, a direct decedent of Thomas West, Lord Delaware, the daughter of James Milton Hamilton and Mary Suzannah Whitehead, married the 27 year old Col. David Alpheus Remer Crum, the son of Robert Brazell Crum and Margaret Matilda Mallette. The wedding took place at First United Methodist Church in Hawkinsville, GA. Sarah whom was believed to go by her middle name, Florence, was described as one of Hawkinsville's most lovely, accomplished Edwardian young ladies. David was a prominent lawyer from Vienna, GA and was described to be a gentleman of splendid character and high attainment. David and Sarah left on June 18th to their future home in Vienna, the town issued $40,000 worth of bonds to have a system of water works, electric lights and powers. Hawkinsville was always found on the progressive side.


According to the census' Sarah and David did not have a child for six years, though Sarah answered in the 1910 census that they had 5 children and 4 living. Sarah answered this question in June, 1910. David and Sarah had 7 living children by October, 1918.


What was Sarah and David up to on the daily? Sarah was a housewife, when she had free time, she was often visiting her friends in Atlanta, and Vienna. She was also an active member in the Daughters of the American Revolution. David was busy pursuing his career as a Supreme Court judge in Vienna, GA.


The seven children of David and Sarah were also very successful, just like their parents. Sarah, Florence, and Mary graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA. Remer of Pearl Harbor and his wife began the nonprofit organization, Fisher-Crum Foundation INC. Lily graduated from Brenau College, and became a teacher at Cordele High School. Sergeant Charles, the youngest child of Sarah and David moved to England.


David passed away on the 3rd of September, 1929 due to a heart attack, Sarah on the 17th day of August, 1935 due to Multiple Neuritus and Arthritis , inflammation of the peripheral nerves.


The majority of the Hamilton, and Crum family still dwells in Georgia.

We will leave it now to the descendants of the future for fulfillment.

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