======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
DELOSS A. CRIPPEN is a son of Alva and Mary Crippen, natives of Columbia Co., NY. The family consisted of nine children, of whom Deloss A. Crippen was the fourth born, June 26th, 1828. He is a native of Columbia Co., NY. At the age of twenty-two he went to Monroe county, NY and learned the trade of a carriage-ironer and blacksmith. He then went to Cowlesville, NY and worked about a years, thence to Attica, NY, in 1853 to Knowlesville, NY , where he opened a carriage shop. In 1867 he came to Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY and formed a partnership with F. H. Buxton, which continued for two years. At its expiration, C. P. Williams and Mr. Crippen formed a partnership, which continued five years. Jan. 1st, 1876, Mr. Crippen opened his present shop, of which he is sole proprietor. He was married July 31st, 1855, to Miss M. ADELIA SMITH, daughter of John E. and Abigail Smith, of Attica, NY. They have three children, Frank Crippen, May Crippen and Ina Crippen. Mr. and Mrs. Crippen are members of the Congregational church. Mr. Crippen has held the offices of town auditor, assessor one term, and village trustee three years.