Mildred Ann Page Crosslin was born in Albermarle County, Virginia, January 2, 1832. Came by wagon to Saline County, Missouri with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Page, when she was about six years of age. She was married to William Crosslin in Saline County on October 11, 1852. To this union five children were born: B. E. of Caldwell, Kansas, E. B. of Deer Creek, Oklahoma, Mrs. Willie A. Ohlendorff, late of Numa, Oklahoma, Mrs. Olive W. Edwards of Slater, Missouri and William M. who died in infancy; also 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her February 3, 1881. She came to Kansas with her sons in 1884 where she lived till the opening of the strip, at which time she made the race from the state line south of Caldwell securing the farm upon which she continually resided until her death which occurred on the 15th of December, 1918 at 1:30 p.m. making her 86 years, 11 months and 15 days. All her children were with her during her last illness, ministering as best they could to her every want. She died as she had lived in the blessed assurance of a Heavenly Father who had promised, "I will lead thee, I will guide thee." She had been a member of the Baptist church from early life. The funeral conducted at the grave by Rev. Vernon Johnson and as a basis of his remarks he selected the words, "Be thou faithful unto the end and thou shalt wear a crown of life".

Source: The Gilliam Globe, 3 January 1919

Submitted: Janet Crosslin Seamon