By Pamela Pattison Lash
Note the surname can be Krepps and Crepps within a span of one week in the same newspaper, so researchers need to look for both spellings so as not to miss vital clues. I also noted from online sources on this family that there were no pieces of info on this young boy.
Bryan Democrat, 1 Feb 1900, p5
Thomas Krepps, aged about eighteen years, son of constable David Krepps, committed suicide last Sunday night by taking a large dose of morphine. He was a genteel sort of young man, of good appearance, industrious, and possessed of no bad habits. The cause of his self-destruction is attributed to unrequited affection.
Bryan Democrat, 8 Feb 1900, p5 c5-6
Tommy Imes Crepps was born Feb 21, 1881 at Monclova, Lucas Co, OH, and died Jan 29, 1900 at Bryan, OH, aged 18Y 11M 8D.
He was the youngest son of David and Janey Crepps. He leaves his father, 4 brothers and 1 sister, also the only mother he ever knew, Mrs Sarah Crepps, second wife of his father, his own mother having died when he was but 13 months old also 2 step-sisters, Alberta and Daisy Shouf. He was baptized by Prof LM Sniff on 23 Apr 1893.
He was a boy that was proud of himself as he a right to be; he was a natural musician, he had a lovely voice for singing when he would sing, which was not often; he drew beautifully with pen and pencil; as a cartoon artist for a person with no instruction he could not be excelled; as a boy he was good and obedient both at home and at school. His teachers always spoke highly of him and he had carried himself through the temptations of youth as well as he was doing he would have made a man to be proud of. He had a large circle of friends who will miss him greatly.
We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness in our great affliction.
We wish to thank the Show Case boys and WRC and all others for contribution of flowers……David and Sarah Crepps and Family
Thomas Imes Crepps (21 Feb 1881 Monclova, Lucas Co, OH – 29 Jan 1900 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH @18Y 11M 8D)
Father – David Russell Crepps (29 June 1843 North Woodbury, Richland Co, OH – 22 Nov 1928 Clausen, Oakland Co, MI)
1890 Veterans Schedule – Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH, David Crepps, private in Co F 100th OVI, 1862-1865
Mother – Janey/Jancy Adams (20 June 1841 OH – 20 June 1882, Monclova, Lucas Co, OH) Mar 10 Dec 1865, Monclova, Lucas Co, OH