katherine makes stuff

anonymous asked:

In response to the last anon, the real life Crutchy died in 1910 of illness.

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Realistically, probably a lot of them didn’t make it overly long.

I tend to think for writing and headcanons and stuff, there’s no pressure to stick closer to historical accuracy than Disney does. The real Katherine died in infancy, but the musical has her kicking ass and dancing on tables. Fictional Crutchie could die from illness in 1910 like his real life counterpart. Or he could live to be 97 and spend the Great Depression founding a school for underprivileged youths in Chicago. I don’t know how and why he got to Chicago, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility.