Charles was born in 1882 at Keighley, Yorkshire, to parents George Crabtree, a butcher, and Hannah Ellwood.
Before entering the ministry Charles was apprenticed to a printer compositor.
He married Edith Agnes Evans (b1884) in the summer of 1910 at Clay Cross PM Chapel, Derbyshire. Birth records identify one child.
- Theodore E (b1911)
Charles died in March 1945 in South Africa.
- 1906 Willington
- 1907 Spennymoor
- 1910 South Bank
- 1912 Hebburn
- 1915 Bath
- 1918 Gateshead
- 1922 Aliwal N
- 1931 Transferred to South Africa
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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