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Oliver Crothers, son of William Crothers, was born in Phelps, December 12, 1819. He was engaged as a farmer until he removed to Newark in 1867, when he established himself in the malt business in which he was engaged until 1895, when he sold it and returned to his farm near Phelps. Two years later he again established a malting business with which he was identified until his retirement in 1895. He was active in public affairs of the communities in which he lived. He served as supervisor of the town of Arcadia and as president and trustee of the village of Phelps. In 1883 he built a block known as the Crothers Block. He married (first) Mary, daughter of Elihu and Betsey Ridley. Children: William L.; Carrie C., married Dr. J. H. Hassett; Mare, married W. K. McCoy, superintendent of the eastern division of the West Shore railroad. He married (second) Eunice Nye, and by her had Nellie, who married Stuart Prichard.