I REMEMBER MY GANDPARENTS
DANIEL & LUCY CASTREE CRUMP
By Lucy A Phillips—compiled by Iris Crump 1979
|DANIEL CRUMP--LUCY CASTREE CRUMP|
I recall that at the bottom of their garden, there were flowers along the fence and there was a garden of vegetables. There were also a few chickens in a coup. There was also, in a small slope on the house, a bin in which grandfather told me they kept the grain they gleaned from the different farmers. Inside the house, there were two small bedrooms and one large living-kitchen area.
|Iris Grahm & Elmer Castree Crump with Joe, Cary Lee, DeeAnne|
As a child, I was a climber on chairs or anything I could left myself on to, particularly if there was a jam jar or something I could taste by putting my finger into it. On top of grandmother’s cupboard shelf, there was an earthen jar, the fruit bottle of that time that usually contained either ground cheery or Pottawattamie plum jam. These were some of the fruits available in those days and they tasted delicious to me and to the people of that time.
|Old Crump home|
One day I climbed a chair, reached for the jar and we both fell. I hit the projection on the stove and cut my chin, but fortunately the jar didn’t break, although we lost some of the contents. This experience failed to cure my picking and tasting which has become a life-long habit.
The time I remember grandmother the best was when I was about four years old. She always had on a long skirt that that fit tight around her waist. Her sleeves were long, regardless of the work she did. In short, I recall grandmother as wearing the typical clothes of her day. I do not recall seeing her in changes of styles of dresses, for her dress always seemed dark, but clean and tidy.
|Joseph John Crump---Lucy Jane Crump|
Mary Ann Crump
They were very industrious. They made butter which along with eggs were taken by my mother, Rachel, by foot to Springville to sell at the Hayward Store. They were paid in cash so they could buy bits of cloth or other necessities.
LUCY CASTREE CRUMP
By Iris Crump June 1979
England about 1876
|John Joseph and Elizabeth Vincent Crump|
Daniel told his children, “If you were born poor in the poor class in England, you would always be poor.” You could never rise above that class and the rich would look down on you and you would be classed as a slave.” One of his relatives was jailed for three months because he killed a rabbit to feed his hungry family. They belonged to the Church of England, but drew away from it due to the cruelties of the rich class. They were converted by President Wilford Woodruff along with quite a group of other people.
Daniel and Lucy were baptized the same day, 16 November 1847. Lucy received her first faith promoting incident when she was baptized. She had been in very poor health but she was promised by the Elders that her health would be restored if she was baptized, and from that day her health was much improved.
Daniel and Lucy were married in 1859 and had ten children. Nine of them were born in Garway and five were buried there.
|Andrew Halverson, Joe Crump, Chris & Ray Halverson|
at Rag Town, Magna about 1912
The sailing vessel was very crude and the inside was very rough finished. The table was made of a very rough board. Their beds were bunks: six bunks high with just enough space to crawl into and lie down. If you tried to sit up you would bump you head. They had two severe storms while they were at sea and it was frightening to those in the lower decks.
|left-Chris Halverson, Joe Crump|
It was wonderful to Lucy to light a match and start a fire in a stove. Daniel brought home a shiny new washboard and much later a sewing machine. Lucy was overwhelmed with joy to learn to sew on this wonderful American invention. Here their last child, Lucy Jane was born.
In the late spring of 1875, they left Pittsburg and came by train to Spanish Fork to live. Daniel had a sister, Jane Crump Powell living there. She had borrowed some money and sent it to them to help bring them to Utah. They were one week on the train and it was very tiring because they had to sit up all the time. A lady gave them some peanuts; the first they had ever eaten. They were so good.
After they came to Spanish Fork, Mary Ann died of Black Canker (Diphtheria). She was five years old.
A few weeks after coming to Spanish Fork, Daniel went to work at the Salt Lake City Temple Quarry at Cottonwood Canyon. He worked there for eleven years. The wages were $2.50 a day. They had to pay $1.00 a day tithing.
In the fall, after their arrival at Spanish Fork, Lucy with her son, Joseph and daughter, Rachel, went into the grain fields after the crops were taken off and gleaned enough wheat to keep them in flour that winter.
It seemed as though hardships continued all to the fact that the Church paid such meager wages and it had to be taken out of the storehouse. Then Daniel got his legs broken and dust from the rock irritated his eyes and they began to fail him. He had to give up his job and return to Spanish Fork. He bought a home and a piece of ground and farmed, but could only produce enough to feed his family. The three eldest children had to find work to help the family budget.
Daniel and Lucy finally got a little money ahead and they bought a few chickens and two cows.
|CHRIS PETERSON LUCY'S HUSBAND|
They lived in Iron Dale, Ohio for a time, but still greatly desired to come to Utah. Lucy prayed fervently about this matter and promised the lord that he would open the way for this, she would never murmur again about hardships. They still had many hardships the rest of their lives but she never really complained but tried to count her blessings.
|Crump home 1919|
The last few years of Lucy’s life her health was very poor, but she was only confined to her bed for about a week. She died 15 February 1898.
Daniel lived twelve more years. He mostly stayed with Joseph Crump in Palmyra and sometimes during the summer months with his daughter, Rachel in Springville Canyon. He died 27 September 1910. They are both buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.
--Chris Peterson married Lucy Jane, Daniel and Lucy Castree Crump’s daughter
James Halverson married Mary Ellen Vincent daughter of James Willard Vincent
John Joseph Crump married Elisabeth Ellen Vincent daughter of James and Mary Vincent