James Warren Crabb, President of the Tazewell County National Bank, was born in Dillon Township, Tazewell County. December 28, 1854. After passing through the public schools, he entered Lake Forrest Academy and completed his education at the University of Chicago. Upon leaving college he returned to Tazewell County and engaged in farming. In 1888 he purchased a private bank, conducted by two brothers named Smith, and organized the Tazewell County National Bank, of which he was at the time made President, a position which he still occupies. He is also a stock-raiser on a large scale, owning 3.300 acres of land and feeding many cattle.
In his religious belief Mr. Crabb is a Presbyterian. Politically, he supports the Democratic party, and has been elected Mayor of Delavan for two terms, besides serving as School Director for several years. He has been a member of the Masonic Fraternity since 1883. His grandfather was Edward Crabb, and his parents, Daniel and Margaret (Bailey) Crabb. The father died on March 4, 1888, and the mother, when our subject was only about two years of age.
Mr. Crabb was married to Miss Elizabeth Schureman, in September, 1875. They have had three children—Daniel, Lue and Willace.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 990
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