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Miss Anna R. Crossman

Daily Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
January 16 & 17, 1879
Transcribed and submitted by:  10/2005

Atlanta, GA, Thursday Morning, January 16, 1879

Death of a Normal Student
Nashville American 15th

Miss Anna R. Crossman, of Lumpkin, GA, a student at the state normal college died of congestion at the residence of Prof. J. R. Bailey, 183 S. Summer St., yesterday morning. Miss Crossman was appointed by the Georgia authorities, two years ago, to fill one of the Peabody scholarships. She had a pleasing manner and made friends with everyone whom she came in contact. Her family has been telegraphed to and are expected here this morning.


Atlanta, GA, Friday Morning, January 17, 1879

Miss Crossman's Funeral
Nashville American

The funeral of Miss Ann R. Crossman, of Lumpkin, Ga., in the chapel of the State Normal college yesterday morning, was largely attended. The teachers and pupils of the college and the Montgomery Bell academy, State Superintendent Leon Trousdale, Dr. J. Berrien Lindsley and A. V. S. Lindsley, of the state board of education and many friends of the deceased were present. All the Normal students from Georgia wore badges of morning and the college chapel was draped in mourning. Messrs. Gilbert, Crutcher and Dowlin, members of the senior class, acted as pallbearers. Rev. G. S. Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church, opened the services with reading of the Scriptures and prayer. Rev. D. Thomas A. Hoyt then delivered a brief, but beautiful and appropriate address. The exercises which were interspersed with music, were then concluded by Rev. W. M. Leftwich, pastor of Elm Street Church, of which Miss Crossman was a member. The remains were interred at Mt. Olivet, Dr. Leftwich reading the burial service. The young men who are attending the college from Georgia -- Messrs. A. W. Starke, J. A. Noyes, W. C. Johnson, V. E. Orr, C. D. Maddox and Mr. Glenn --acted as pallbearers. The senior class, with which Miss Crossman would have graduated, and the students from Georgia, met and adopted suitable resolutions of regret.


Parents: William Harvey Crossman & Angy/Anzy C. Mercer Crossman
Siblings: John S. B. Crossman and Dora E. Crossman

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