Born in Massachusetts in 1825. Crackbon arrived in the earliest days of the Gold Rush. By 1849 he was panning near Mormon Island. In 1879 he advertised as a portraitist in Sacramento and again in San Francisco in 1885-87. He died in Lake County, CA on Nov. 16, 1893. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1879-86.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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