Crossett, Mrs. E.A. (1828 - 1878)







----Source: NEILLSVILLE REPUBLICAN PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 06/07/1878

Crossett, Mrs. E. A. (1828 - 1878)

In the quiet of last Sabbath afternoon, the spirit of a worthy and well-known lady took it way to the realm of eternal Sabbath. Mrs. E. A. Crossett breathed her last from the effects of an accident elsewhere mentioned. Death, never welcome, seemed the more cruelly obtrusive to this fatherless household by the suddenness of his appearance. Three children, who had scarcely had the opportunity to know the meaning of the word Father, had learned to doubly love that of Mother, and these have been called upon to lay that loving word away in memory, never to be recalled except through tears prompted by the kindly recollection of a patient and noble life entirely devoted to the.

Mrs. Crossett was born in the State of New York, April 19th, 1828. The early part of her life was spent at Adrian, Mich., from which she removed with her parents in 1852, to Black River Falls. She was married in that place, on the 18th of Aug., 1857, to O. S. Crossett, who died in March 1866. She removed to this place (Neillsville, Clark County) in 1868, where she has since carried on the millinery business, and in this way earned a living for her children.

Though her labors have been greatly lightened by the kind hand of her brother-in-law, Dr. B.F. French, her life during her widowhood has been one of responsibility and care, cheerfully accepted and nobly borne, and when we look back over that industrious life we do not recall an act in all its busy days not wholly unselfish. Since we first knew her as a bride, the writer then being in the employment of her husband, we have marked and honored this trait of her character.

Her violent death was, indeed, in strange contrast with her quiet, gentle life but it seems to have been God s design that it should be one of misfortune, even to being trodden out in the dust of the streets, in order that her pure soul might find the sweeter rest in that beautiful city with whose gates of jasper com neither dangers or cares.



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