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George Campbell Crase
and Nora Caudill

George Campbell Crase b 23 Jan 1874 KY d 12 Nov 1954 Letcher Co KY; buried Crase Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher Co KY; s/o Andrew Jackson Crase and Nancy Ann Caudill. George Campbell Crase m. 23 Mar 1929 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to (3) Nora Caudill b 9 Apr 1910 Letcher Co KY d 9 Oct 1997 Letcher Co KY; d/o Isom Caudill and Sylvania Sarah Sturgill. Children of George Campbell Crase and Nora Caudill;

1. Glenn Crase b 22 Mar 1930 Letcher Co KY d 27 Nov 1998 Fairfield, Butler Co OH; military service, Army; occupation assembler fabricated metal products; m. 30 Apr 1952 Butler Co OH to Pauline Kerns b 1933; d/o B B Kerns and Jewel Webb.

3. Dania Crase b 17 Aug 1931 Letcher Co KY d 24 Apr 2008 Hollywood, Broward Co FL; m. 30 Jun 1952 Butler OH to Hillard Mcdaniel b 1925; s/o Walter Scott Mcdaniel and Lillie Merritt.

4. Lutishia Crase b 1933 KY

5. Lee Crase b 1935 KY

6. George Crase (deceased)

7. Francis Crase; m. Del Everidge

8. Toby Crase; m. Kathy Unknown

9. Tom Crase

10. Herman Crase b 12 Apr 1936 KY d 18 Jan 2021; buried Crase Family Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; m. 15 Jan 1955 to Mantie Eldridge d 19 Jan 2015. Children of Herman Crase and Mantie Elderidge; i. Marlene Crase; m. Male Batt ii. Maretta Crase; m. Danny Smith. iv. Darlene May Crase died as infant.


George Campbell Crase
and Betty Jane Eldridge

George Campbell Crase b 23 Jan 1874 KY d 12 Nov 1954 Letcher Co KY; buried Crase Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher Co KY; s/o Andrew Jackson Crase and Nancy Ann Caudill. George Campbell Crase m. 1902 Letcher Co KY to (2) Betty Jane Eldridge b 9 Sept 1885 Letcher Co KY d 9 Sept 1928 Blackey, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Gilley and Easter Eldridge. Children of George Campbell Crase and Betty Jane Eldridge;

1. Troy Andrew Crase b 1902 KY d 1973

2. Alta Crase b 1906 KY d 1950

3. Male Crace b 23 Jan 1907 Letcher Co KY

3. James Crase b 1910 KY d 1983

4. Andrew Crase b 1913 KY d 2005

5. Eunice Crace b 4 Apr 1916 KY d 13 Dec 1919 Letcher Co KY; died of acute pulmonary tuberculosis meningitis, tuberculor, whooping cough; age 3 years, 8 months, 9 days.

6. Stephen Crase b 2 Nov 1918 KY d 13 Nov 1918 of Spanish influenza; age 11 days; buried Indian Bottom KY

7. Blaine Crase b 1919 KY d 1982

8. John C Rase b 1923 KY d 2011


George Campbell Crase
and Elizabeth Calihan

George Campbell Crase b 23 Jan 1874 KY d 12 Nov 1954 Letcher Co KY; buried Crase Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher Co KY; s/o Andrew Jackson Crase and Nancy Ann Caudill. George Campbell Crase m. 17 Jan 1894 Letcher Co KY to (1) Elizabeth Calihan b Feb 1879 KY d 1901 KY; d/o Hiram C Calihan and Sarah Sally Caudill. Children of George Campbell Crace and Elizabeth Calihan;

1. Lona Culey Crase b 1895 d 1940

2. Lloyd Crase b 1897 d 1913

3. Dewey Crase b 1900


1930 Letcher Co KY Census River ED 17
151 169 Crase George Head M W 55 M 20 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
151 169 Crase Nora Wife H F W 19 M 18 KY KY KY
151 169 Crase Jim Son M W 19 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer
151 169 Crase Andrew Son M W 16 S KY KY KY Laborer Miner
151 169 Crase Blaine Son M W 10 S KY KY KY
151 169 Crase John C Son M W 7 S KY KY KY
151 169 Crase Glenn Son M W 0/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Letcher Co KY Census District 4 Blackey Crase Branch
107 Crase George Head M W 66 M KY Farmer Private Farm
107 Crase Nora Wife F W 29 M KY
107 Crase John C Son M W 17 S KY
107 Crase Glenn Son M W 10 S KY
107 Crase Dannah Daughter F W 8 S KY
107 Crase Lutishia Daughter F W 7 S KY
107 Crase Lee Son M W 5 S KY
107 Crase Herman Son M W 4 S KY


Obituary: Herman Crase
12 Apr 1936 - 18 Jan 2021

Herman Crase
12 Apr 1936 - 18 Jan 2021
Photo and Obituary Submitted by Bob Banks To Facebook, Letcher Co KY Genealogy on 19 Jan 2021
Herman Crase April 12, 1936 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 84). Herman Crase, 84 of Letcher, passed from this life to his Heavenly home on January 18, 2021. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather to his loving family who cherished him. He was also a loving brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. He was also a cherished member of the Masons and Eastern Stars. Herman was born on April 12, 1936. The son of George and Nora Crase. He married Mantie Eldridge on January 15, 1955. she was the love of his life. They were married 60 years and 4 days. They were soulmates. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2015.

Herman was employed by Pepsi for many years before returning to Kentucky later in life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Marlene Batt and Maretta (Danny) Smith. His grandchildren: Anna (Tim) Saxton, T.J. Caudill (Rebekah Ann Hogan), and Rebecca (Chris) Collins; 3 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings: Frances (Del) Everidge, Toby (Kathy) Crase and Tom Crase; sister-in-laws: are Helen Crase, Martha Crase, Oma Jo Branson and Ersley Eldridge. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents George and Nora Crase; infant daughter: Darlene May; his wife: Mantie Crase; also brothers and sisters: Glen, Dania, Lutichia, Lee, and George.

Funeral: 12:00 O'clock P.M. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Dixon officiating. Visitation: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Crase Family Cemetery at Letcher, Kentucky.


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