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Crippen Family Papers
MSS 0729  
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Papers of the Crippen Family, including patriarch George H. Crippen, who settled in San Diego in 1886 and helped develop the city through real estate and investment ventures. The papers include writings of John Crippen, son of George Crippen, personal diaries and correspondence of several family members, and amateur historian Marvin Studebaker's research on the Crippen family.
After serving in the Civil War, New York native George Crippen moved to Kansas where he met and married Melissa Daniel of Ohio. They moved to San Diego in 1886 with their sons John and Roy. Included in the move were Melissa Crippen's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jennings, and their daughter Belle. In San Diego the Crippens had two more children, both girls; one died in infancy and the other, Ruth, died in 1918.
0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box and 1 card file box)
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