Mr. O. M. Crewdson ran the drug store
and the hotel. He and Mrs. Crewdson specialized on sons. They had four, Sam, Will, Minor
(or Bud), and Charlie. That was a dandy quartet and all made good in school, in baseball
and in business. Minor (or Bud) is living there in Auburn. His wife was about the most
popular girl in Auburn, when she was Myrtie Knox and I guess she is the same popular,
fine-spirited Myrtie now grown older. If I am not mistaken, Sam was a lawyer and Will a
doctor. Charlie was and is now in the advertising business and has made quite a success.
Few if any young men in Southern or Western Kentucky ranked higher as a baseball player
than "Bud" Crewdson.
Mrs. Crewdson Sr., was for a time
my Sunday School teacher; How well I remember her. Being in the hotel business, I imagine
Mr. Crewdson knew more people over the state than any man in Auburn.
For many years Minor (Bud)
traveled for a Shoe Company in St. Louis and was a big success. He was always a good mixer
and had a contagious smile. We fortunately can best re-live the past in memory and the
memory of those golden days in Auburn is a real delight now. The Auburn of 50 or 60 years
ago as I knew and grew up there, will always be wonderful to me. The folks made Auburn and
they make or unmake any town or city.
J. Henry Burnett,
Orson M. Crewdson married Miss Myrtie
M. Knox on November 24, 1887.
O. M. Crewdson 1861-1947
Buried in Auburn, Ky.
Mrs. O. M. Crewdson, 1865-1945 Buried in
There is a headstone beside the above
with the name Gertrude, probably Crewdson, no date.