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Murray State University

200 Pogue Library

Murray, Kentucky 42071

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George C. Crumbaugh Papers

Collection Title: George C. Crumbaugh Papers


Series Number: 73-02a


Processed and Cataloged by: No information listed.


Date Listed: No information listed.


Date Span: 1861-1910


Size of Collection: 0.25 linear feet.


Number of Boxes: 1 letter half size document case.


Type of Material: Correspondence, sermons, church records and ephemera.


Condition of Material: Fair. A few of the photocopies are faded and are not legible.


Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.


Biographical / Historical Information: George C. Crumbaugh was a merchant and a partner of a steamship line from Paducah, Kentucky during the latter part of the 19th Century. He was a board member and superintendent of the Sunday school at the Broadway Methodist Church from the 1840s to the 1880s. He later became a board of trustee member for the Locust Street Methodist Church in 1883 until his death in 1917. Crumbaugh was born on June 17, 1834 in Bullitt County, Kentucky and died on November 2, 1917 in Paducah. He was the brother of Reverend George W. Crumbaugh of Louisville, Kentucky.


Scope and Content: Collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, sermons, legal documents and ephemera associated with George C. Crumbaugh of Paducah, Kentucky from 1861 to 1910.  The collection includes the minutes of the Broadway, Paducah, Memphis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South from 1891, notes from congregation meetings and letters from family members, colleagues and friends.  


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

            Crumbaugh, George C., 1834-1917.

            Crumbaugh family.

            Paducah – History.

            Broadway, Paducah, Memphis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

            Methodist Church – Kentucky – Paducah.

            Broadway Methodist Church, Paducah, Ky.

            Locust Street Methodist Church, Paducah, Ky.


Additional Sources: See Histories and Biographies of Ballard, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, McCracken and Marshall Counties, Kentucky by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin.


Box List

Box 1

1. Church Records

2. Correspondence 1861-1875

3. Correspondence 1876-1910

4. Legal Documents

5. Sermons

6. Miscellaneous Papers

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