Russell, did you ever get a reply to your request?I called Edith and Fred - Aunt and Uncle [Great that is].David who has posted here in the past is their son.He and my father Richard are "double" cousins - what pray tell is that? 2 Krasser brothers married 2 Laney sisters . . . so any offspring would be cousins 2 ways . . . the closest blood relative after siblings.
William [Bill] Krasser married Avice Laney [my grandparents] Fred Krasser married Edith Laney [my Great Aunt and Uncle]
As far as the "Cash" connection - I do not know too much, but I think the family bible might contain some information.All I really remember hearing is that the "C" in J.C. Penney stood for "Cash".Mom and Dad might know more . . . I'll ask next time I talk to them on the phone [they are still in Mo.] but I'm in San Francisco.