Wallace H Crouch

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WALLACE H. CROUCH, merchant, residing at Rural Valley, Armstrong Co., PA., was born May 17, 1854, at Dayton, this county, son of Dr. Joseph R. Crouch.

Dr. Joseph R. Crouch was born in Washington county, Pa., where his father lived; the latter died in Armstrong county. After completing his medical education at Cincinnati, Dr. Crouch settled at Rural Valley, prior to the Civil war, shortly afterward removing to Dayton, where he engaged in medical practice until the close of his life, his death occurring in 1882; he was buried in the Glade Run cemetery. He married Frances B. Smith, a daughter of J. A. and Martha (Wallace) Smith, and two sons were born to them, Daniel O. and Wallace H.

Wallace H. Crouch attended the public schools and the Glade Run Academy, and afterward was associated with his father in the drug business, first at Dayton, later for four years at Worthington, three years at Butler and four years at McKees Rocks and prior to locating at Rural Valley was clerk in a business house at Pittsburgh for three years. In 1903 he embarked in the drug and store business at Rural Valley, and for one year was in partnership with James Truby, after which he opened his present restaurant and grocery store. He is one of the representative business men of the place.

Mr. Crouch married Mary M. Beck, daughter of Frederick Beck, Esq., who, for many years was a justice of the peace at Worthington, Pa. He married Servilla Schrecongost, daughter of Jacob Schrecongost, and they had the following children: Charles, Edward, and James, all of whom are deceased; William, who lives at Kittanning; Annie, who is the wife of L. A. Burrell; Mary M., who is the wife of Wallace H. Crouch; Joseph J., who lives at Youngstown, Ohio; Sadie, who is the wife of L. L. Weaver; Flora, wife of J. F. Brown; and Frank, who lives at Pittsburgh.

Mr. and Mrs. Crouch have no children. They attend the Lutheran Church. Politically he is a Republican, and has served acceptably in public office.

Source: Pages 777-780, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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