James C. Crosslin, a former resident of Slater, and a brother of Mrs. H. C. Duncan of Slater, died at his home in Sedalia Tuesday night, May 8th. He would have been 76 years old June 8th. Mr. Crosslin had been ill two weeks with pneumonia.

Mr. Crosslin is survived by his widow, formerly Lou Mangus, to whom he married in 1886 and the following children; C. C. Crosslin and Leonard Crosslin, both of Shreveport, La.; Cecil Crosslin, St. Charles, Ray Crosslin of the home; Mrs. T. E. Shoemaker and Mrs. A. E. Duff, both of Sedalia; and Mrs. Lloyd Anderson, Sweet Springs. Two children died in infancy. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Cott, Platte City; Mrs. A. C. Bradshaw, Guyman, Okla., Mrs. James Goodman, Marshall; Mrs. H. Clay Duncan, Slater; and one brother, M. M. Crosslin of Platte City, and six grandchildren.

Mr. Crosslin joined the Baptist church at Gilliam at an early age. He was a member of the East Sedalia Baptist Church at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held from the Gillespie Funeral Home in Sedalia Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. Greenway of Sedalia. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

Mrs. H. C. Duncan, accompanied by Mrs. James Goodman of Marshall, attended the funeral services.

Source: The Slater Rustler, 18 May 1934

Submitted: Janet Crosslin Seamon