Charles Oliver McCrea

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 19, 1951

Chas. McCrea Dies After Short Illness

Charles O. McCrea, 63, well known local business man died at an Ontario hospital Monday following only a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Shaffer Memory chapel with the Rev. Earl Saladin of the Christian church officiating. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery.

Charles Oliver McCrea was born at Midvale, Dec. 21, 1887. He received his education at Weiser and later training as a sheet metal worker at Reno, Nev.

He operated a sheet metal shop at Vale, Ore., and also for the Vale Mercantile at Vale and Wulff Hardware at Weiser for a number of years. He also spent several years as a wholesale salesman for the Wulff Hardware.

He had lived in and near Payette since 1925 and started the business, the McCrea Sheet Metal & Plumbing Co., with which he was associated at the time of death, in 1943.

He was married to Mary Margie Stark at Vale on Aug. 7, 1912. Besides his wife he is survived by a son Charles Hartsel McCrea, Payette; and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Darlene Hawks of Hagerman; and seven grandchildren.

Survivors also include his mother, Mrs. Malinda Hopper of Weiser; a twin sister, Mrs. Cora Flynn of Weiser; three other sisters, Mrs. Rachel McKeel and Mrs. Ruth Googins of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Florence Ericksen of Riverside, Calif.; and two brothers, C. C. McCrea of Portland, Ore., and Lloyd Hopper of Los Angeles, Cal.

His brother, John J. McCrea of Weiser died on Feb. 11, 1951 and his step-father, Ira Hopper died about a year ago.

Mr. McCrea was particularly well known among sportsmen of the area as his hobbies were fishing and hunting. In his early years he was rated among the top shotgun shooters of the area.