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The Eastern Gazette 9-23-1937, p.5
Death of Prominent Retired Business Man Dana Crockett, a prominent Dexter retired business man, died Tuesday evening at his home on Park street after a several weeks' illness at the age of 86 years and 1 day. He was born in Abbot, Maine, the son of Columbus and Deborah Thompson Crockett. In 1880 he was united in marriage to Albina B. Kendall in Waterville and soon after moved to Monson where he entered the plumbing business. Mrs. Crockett passed away twenty-f our years ago in April. Mr. Crockett came to Dexter in 1886 when he went into partnerships with Cyrus Foss in the plumbing and heating business. He was later associated with Harry Tillson in the firm of Crockett and Tillson. After ten years, he bought Mr. Tillson's interests and conducted the business alone until 1911, when he took J. L. Packard, R. B. Burrill, and Fred Littlefield into company with him under the name of Dana Crockett Company. After a few years, Mr. Burrill and Mr. Littlefield sold their shares to Mr. Crockett and Mr. Packard, who continued the business until 1925, when Mr. Crockett retired from active business. He was the last charter member of Onaway lodge, I. 0. 0. F. of Monson, a member of the First Universalist church of Dexter and for 25 years was secretary and treasurer of the Universalist Sunday school. He leaves a son, Ernest D. Crockett; two granddaughters, Elinor C. Blodgett and Dorothy L. Crockett; and one great granddaughter, Meredith Blodgett, all of Springfield, Mass.; three brothers, F. A. Crockett of Abbot; Virgil Crockett of Dexter, Preston C. Crockett of Wayne, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with the Rev. Kenneth R. Hutchinson officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at Mt. Pleasant cemetery.