Alpha Berton Crites
Alpha Berton Crites was born the son of William Crites and Mary Ann Forney on September 6, 1878 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. William and Mary Ann Crites had eight children ; Daniel Lee (1864), Joseph Henery (1865), Jessee E (1867), Emanuel (1868), Willas (1870), Viola (1873), Pearl (1875), Ellsworth (1877), Alpha (1879), Ruby (1881).
Alpha Berton Crites married Clara May Welty on March 1, 1903 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had two sons; Lloyd (1904) and Kenneth(1907).
Alpha was still living in Tuscarawas County with his parents in the 1900 Federal Census. At the time of WW1, Alpha registers for the draft, he is married to Clara and is living in Canton Ohio work in a Stark Rolling Mill Co as a Mill worker. His draft card is signed September 12, 1918. At the time of the 1920 Federal Census, Alpha, Clara and two sons live at 2624 Krown Place NW, Canton, Ohio. By the time the 1930 Census, Alpha is still working in the steel mill. Lloyd is lives at home and is employed as a carpenter at the Steel Mill.
Alpha registers for the draft for WWII. He is employed at the Republic Steel Mill and is 63 years old.
Alpha died on September 6, 1960 in Carroll, Ohio at a long term nursing car facility. He is a widow by then his wife died three years before. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery,Canton Ohio. They are in the Belmont section with the stones facing north.
Rest in Peace,