William G. Crabbe was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, in 1865. He married Leona Nixon Sholes on 5 September 1888. In 1893 he moved to Washington DC, where he was a clerk in the United States War Department from 1893 to 1935. Crabbe owned a half interest in a house in Tooele, Utah Territory, along with some acreage. He died in Washington DC on 3 October 1947.
 “William G. Crabbe, 82, Rites to Be Held Today,” Evening Star (Washington DC), 4 Oct. 1947, 4; William G. Crabbe and Leona Nixon Sholes, marriage license, 5 Sept. 1888, “Utah County Marriages, 1887–1937,” database with images, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939F-VYSV-55?cc=1803977&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF8GK-K2Q.