Charles Nelson CRITTENTON

Charles Nelson CRITTENTON

Male 1833 - 1909  (76 years)

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  • Name Charles Nelson CRITTENTON  [2, 3
    • As a distinguished New York businessman in the pharmaceutical trade, Crittenton experienced a dramatic life change in 1882 when his young daughter Florence died of scarlet fever. Seeking to find hope amidst his daughter's tragic death, Crittenton turned to religion and began evangelizing to young women living on the streets. In 1883, he opened "The Florence Night Mission," a place of respite for young unwed mothers (Florence Crittenton Agency). Crittenton quickly became an advocate for women in crisis, opening forty-six Florence Crittenton homes by 1897. His vision of a nationwide chain of rescue homes became known as the National Florence Crittenton Mission. He is also credited as the chief financial supporter for many of the homes [1]
    Born 20 Feb 1833  Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with parents in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860  Living in New York, New York Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1870  Living in New York, New York Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1880  Living in New York, New York Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Fact Son of Harvey Crittenton and Phebe Madison Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation A businessman in the pharmaceutical trade  [2
    Died 16 Nov 1909  San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I14427  Main Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2015 

    Father Harvey CRITTENTON,   b. 9 Apr 1794,   d. 15 Sep 1884, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Phebe MATTESON,   b. 30 Mar 1798,   d. 27 Feb 1869  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F31544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine SLOSSON,   b. 03 Jun 1837, Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1886, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1859  [3
    Children 
     1. Charles Henry Slosson CRITTENTON,   b. 31 Mar 1860, At the Corner of Third St. and Second Ave., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1861, 58 Bank St. New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Adeline Ella CRITTENTON,   b. 25 May 1864, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1903, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     3. Florence J. CRITTENTON,   b. 12 Nov 1877, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1882, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F05531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1833 - Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York Link to Google Earth
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    Charles Nelson Crittenton
    Charles Nelson Crittenton
    As a distinguished New York businessman in the pharmaceutical trade, Crittenton experienced a dramatic life change in 1882 when his young daughter Florence died of scarlet fever. Seeking to find hope amidst his daughter's tragic death, Crittenton turned to religion and began evangelizing to young women living on the streets. In 1883, he opened…

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S03340] Slosson Genealogy by D. Williams Patterson.

    3. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    4. [S00094] "The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations; being an Attempt to trace the Descendants, as well in the Female as the Male Lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878" , S. Whitney Phoenix, (Privately Printed, New York - 1878).

    5. [S7470] 1850 Census Henderson, Jefferson County, New York.

    6. [S7471] 1860 Census New York, New York County, New York.

    7. [S6686] 1870 Census New York, New York County, New York.

    8. [S00683] 1880 Census New York, New York County, New York.