Minneapolis Messenger, Ottawa County, Kansas, July 15, 1886, page 2:
Ada -- Died -- At his residence, Friday, July 9th, A. Crabs, aged 66 years. Mr. Crabs was born in Ohio, came to Illinois about 1849, and came to this state in 1874. He leaves a large circle of children and grandchildren. The interment took place on Saturday and the funeral sermon was preached at the church Sunday morning to a full house, by Rev. Jennings, of the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member.