I saw this request at the Humboldt county message board at Ancestry.com:
"In 1880 he is married to an Ella, but by 1900 he's remarried to May Gertrude Ontis, Married about 1887, probably in Humboldt County California....California Death index has:
ROBINSON GERTRUDE E 11/09/1876 ALBEE F CALIFORNIA HUMBOLDT
Fortuna 11/02/1965 88 yrs.
This may be our “May” Gertrude Ontis, born in Sonoma County Cal to John Ontis & Jane Weaver-Cathey-Ontis?"
Here is Mrs. Robinson's obituary. From the Humboldt Standard in Eureka, 4 November 1965:
I was a little surprised that I have been unable to find a death date for James B. Crooks. I'll keep looking. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.