Nebraska Authors

James W. Crabtree

AKA: James William Crabtree

Born 1864-04-18 Crabtree, OH (USA)

Died 1945-06-09
Washington , D.C. (USA)

Washington, D.C. (USA)
Rock Creek Cemetery

Places Lived

Crabtree, OH
Peru, NE
River Falls, WI
Washington, D.C.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Education; Spelling


College President
State Inspector of High Schools in Nebraska
State Superintendent of Public Instruction of Nebraska

Places Worked

President, Peru State Normal School, Peru, NE
President, River Falls State Normal School, River Falls, WI
State Board of Education, Nebraska


Nebraska State Teachers Association, President


The Roll of Honor Workbook: A Practical Speller for Use in the Public Schools. 1903.
The Crabtree Speller: The Five Thousand Troublesome Words Classified and Graded. 1911.
What Counted Most. 1935.
Autobiography. 1935.

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