Thursday, December 15, 2011

J.C. Crosswhite Obit

J.C. Crosswhite Obit is from the Aug.1930 Mining Review

J.C. Crosswhite as he was known to his friends was born in Greenburg Mo. ,July 17, 1862.He departed this life at his home in Rich Hill, mo. August 8, 1930,age 68 years and 21 days.
He came with his parents to Vernon county, Mo., while he was yet a small boy.He there grew to manhood and resided there until 1893 when came to bates County,Mo. and home and remained a resident of Bates County during the remainder of his life.
In 1887 he and miss Eugenia Davis were untied in marriage.To this union four children were born, Nellie ,who departed this life about 8 years ago:A.W. Crosswhite of Rich Hill,Charles C.Crosswhite of Cameron,Mo. and Lida Gordon of Seminole Okla.Mrs Crosswhite,the mother of the children above named, departed this life February 10,1897.
On December 25,1898 J.C. Crosswhite and Miss Mary Burns were married and to this marriage one son,James B. was born but departed this life in infancy.
Mr. Crosswhite is survived by his Widow, the two sons and one daughter mentioned.
J.C. Crosswhite gave twenty-five years of the best of his life to the work of pubic School teacher. He was one of the outstanding teachers of this and Vernon county.He was a man splendidly equipped for this work by reason of education, temperament,devotion to duty, integrity of character and the ideals that inspired him to effort.
By his splendid work as a teacher he has build into the lives and characters of the youth with whom he came in touch a monument of splendid constructive achievement more lasting than granite pile and higher than marble shaft could be erected to his memory,and by the helpfulness of his life has left in departure a permanent and lasting benefit to the communities in which he lived and served.
By reason of the splendid character of the man and the great value of his life's services, he leaves, in addition to those of his immediate family mentioned, four brothers and two sisters and a vast host of friends who are fully conscious of the distinct loss this state sustains by reason of his departure.
In the death of J.C. Crosswhite a devoted father, loyal husband,consecrated teacher,dependable friend and splendidly patriotic citizen has passed from our midst.

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