One of Saline County’s aged pioneer residents, Mrs. Elizabeth Crosslin died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Duncan east of Gilliam, aged 92 years, 8 months, 11 days. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Fish Creek church conducted by the Rev. R. W. Settle, pastor of the Slater Baptist church. The burial was at the Fish Creek Cemetery.
Since the death of her husband on September 5, 1895 Mrs. Crosslin had lived with her children at their different homes. During the last year or more she had been tenderly cared for at the home of the daughter where she died.
Elizabeth Liggett Crosslin was a daughter of Joseph and Mary Liggett. She was born July 10, 1833 in Saline County. She was the oldest of six children and the last of the family to pass away. She was married to Meredith M. Crosslin on August 1, 1852. To them were born nine children, seven of whom are living. They are: Mrs. A. C. Bradshaw, Guyman, OK; James C. Crosslin, Sedalia, MO; Mrs. H. C. Duncan, Gilliam, MO; Mrs. J. E. Goodman, Marshall, MO; J. F. Crosslin and Mitchell M. Crosslin, Slater, MO; Mrs. Eugene Cott, Platte City, MO. Twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-three great grand children, two great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Crosslin was converted at the age of fifteen years and united with the Concord Christian church. When the Fish Creek Baptist church was organized she became one of its charter members and held her membership here until her death. In spite of the bad roads a large concourse of friends gathered for the funeral and to pay their last tributes to one they had long loved and esteemed.
Among those of the family who were here for the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. A. C. Bradshaw, Guyman, OK; Mr. & Mrs. Fred Orahood of Kansas City, and Mitchell Crosslin who has been at Platte City during the winter.
Source: The Slater News, 23 March 1926
Submitted by: Janet Crosslin Seamon