The following data is extracted from Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History.
Is one of the solid business men of Baker City. He was born near Urbana. Ohio, September 18, 1848, The following year his parents moved to La Harp, Illinois, which was his, home until he was twenty-three years of age. He then removed to Nebraska, taking up a homestead in Nicholas county, of which he was one of the first settlers. In 1880, He removed to Baker City, of which he has been an honored citizen since. He has always been a lifelong democrat, and has been a member of the city council since November, 1886. He is chairman of the water committee, and has especially favored the adoption of a gravity water system. In the matter of public interest, in the welfare of our town. Mr. Crabill always takes a leading part, lending his time and money to any enterprise of worth.
Source: Baker County, Oregon, Gold Mining History