Shelby  County  Indiana
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E.  H.  Crippen

          E. H. Crippen, M. D.,  was a mere boy when he came to Indiana, with his parents.  He had a common school education and when eighteen, went to Marietta, Ohio, to school, where he paid his own way by teaching when not in school.  Later, he went to school at Galesburg, Ill.  He then began the study of medicine, and attended the University of the City of New York, where he graduated in 1857.  He located at Cynthiana in the fall of 1885, where he is now doing a good practice.  In August, 1858, he married  Miss Mary L. Filkins,  who was a native of New York.  She died two months later.  He was again marrried in 1859, to  Miss Missouri Hillagoss,  a native of Indiana.  By this marriage three children were born:  Mora E.,  Elias E.,  and  Nannie.  Mr. Crippen was married to his present wife,  Miss Mary L. Innis,  of Rush County, born August 7, 1863, September 21, 1879.  E. H. was born in New York, July 23, 1833.  He was the youngest of five children born to  Elijah and  Almira (Benton) Crippen,  who were natives of Connecticut.  They came to Indiana, Jennings County, in 1844, where they resided the rest of their lives.  E. H. died in 1880, aged eighty-seyen, and his wife in 1887, at the age of ninety.  They were worthy people and highly esteemed.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches,"  page 685-686

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