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Louise A. (Hunt) Crossgrove

Mrs. Louise Crossgrove, one of the early settlers in this community, died about midnight Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert LaBounty, after a short illness. She would have been eighty-nine years of age next May.

Two of her daughters, Mrs. Emery Messersmith of Midland, Texas, and Mrs. Victor Oman of Los Angeles, California, and the former's husband arrived here Monday and all her children are expected here for the funeral.

Funeral services are set for this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Church with Rev. Fern McCaig officiating.


Louise A. (Hunt) Crossgrove was born at Cassadago, New York on May 14, 1859 and passed away February 8, 1948, age eighty-eight years, eight months, and twenty-four days.

Although in frail health for several years, she was able to enjoy the association of old friends and attend local activities until a short time before her passing.

Her mother passed away when she was nine years old and she resided in the Wm. Rolph home at Westfield, New York until grown.

She was married to Everett W. Crossgrove on December 12, 1881, and in March 1885, they came to Nebraska with their small son and orphaned nephew, John Crossgrove.

Three sons and three daughters were born to this union, Merle C. and Nora LaBounty of Farnam; Mary Oman of Los Angeles, California; Jennie Messersmith, Midland, Texas; Lynn of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Morris who passed away in 1896.

They settled on a homestad north west of Farnam, where they lived until 1919, when they moved into town, where Mr. Crossgrove passed away February 10, 1932.

She kept her own home awhile but for several years has lived with her daughter, Nora and husband, who tenderly cared for her until death.

Mrs. Crossgrove was a faithful member of the Farnam Methodist Church, always attending Sunday School and church when her health permitted. She was a faithful and loving wife and a mother, who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by five children, three son-in-laws, two daughter-in-laws, eight grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Minnie Smith, Dunkirk, New York; two foster sisters, Mrs. Frederika Stebbins, and Mrs. Lillian [Ainlay] of Mishawaka, Indiana, and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Thursday aftrnoon with Rev. E. Fern McCaig officiating, assisted by Rev. Tanner of Elwood. Interment was in Farnam Cemetery.

Singers, Mrs. Hugo Blomquist, Mrs. Elvin Piersol, Dan McNickle and Dale Montgomery with Mrs. Raymond Smith as accompanist.

Pallbearers, Merle Crossgrove, Emery Messersmith, Lynn Crossgrove, Albert LaBounty, Victor Oman, and Roger Crossgrove.

The Farnam Press. Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska.Thursday, February 19, 1948.

Published: 5/18/2022 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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