CROSS, John Henry 1857–1937
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/9/2013 at 10:04:54
J. H. Cross, Grundy Pioneer, Succumbed Suddenly Monday
John Henry Cross, 80, died suddenly at his home in Conrad Monday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. as the result of a heart attack. He had been a resident of Grundy county for more than 50 years. Mr. Cross had apparently been in his usual good health and his death was unexpected.
Mr. Cross was born Oct. 4, 1857 in Green Village, Pa., son of James and Mary Cross. Mr. Cross had four brothers and three sisters, all of whom preceded him in death.
While a young man, Mr. Cross came to Mt. Carroll, Ill., and in 1880 came to Grundy county, where he has lived ever since with the exception of three years spent in Minnesota.
March 8, 1882, he was united in marriage to Alice Lynn. To this union were born four children, Harvey Cross and Olive Abel of Conrad, Mrs. Norman Richardson of San Gabriel, Calif., and Lynn of Baldwin Park, Calif.
Mr. Cross was converted and joined the Alice Church of God 50 years ago and has always been a faithful member and Christian since. Rev. Joe Kepford was pastor of the Church of God at the time Mr. Cross joined the organization.
Surviving Mr. Cross is his wife, four children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of God. Burial will be in the Alice cemetery.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.
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