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Palmer R. Cross
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1832
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1900
Lake County
Indiana, USA

A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:

Palmer R. Cross, an old resident of Lowell died at his home in Hammond, Ind., April 24, 1900, of inflammation of the stomach, age 67 years, 10 months and 14 days. Mr. Cross moved with his parents from Euclid, Ohio, where he was born to this place in 1832. The vicinity was thickly populated with Indians then and for some years later. The Kankakee Marsh at the south and Cedar Lake at the north made it the home of every kind of game known to the county; picturesque in forest and plain, it was an ideal Indian paradise before it became the white man's home. Raised from infancy midst these surroundings -- Indian children for playmates, the few families of which his was one of the first -- could give their children practically no educational advantages as compared with now. Feeling an overmastering desire for intellectual advancement and that discontent which only an ambitious spirit who longs to rise to a higher sphere of usefulness, at 37 years of age he left the farm his wife and two children, as it was impossible with limited means for them to accompany him, and studied under Prof. Stailey at Valparaiso, Indiana, for a time. Aside from domestic filicity, many be said to have been saddened more than the average by disappointment, although as with most of us, there were bright years and bright days, sunshine and shadow.
He was the last but one of a family of eleven -- Olive, of San Francisco, California, now 84 years of age remains. The father of four children, the wife -- Sarah Drennen Cross, one son and one daughter survive; of eleven grandchildren born six survive. For thirty-six years he was a member of the Christian Church to the day of his death. He died calmly, painlessly, and triumphly.
Family links: 
  Jesse Cross (1785 - 1843)
  Sarah P. Drennen Cross (1838 - 1909)
  Daniel Cross (1824 - 1888)*
  Richard Cross (1825 - 1899)*
  Palmer R. Cross (1832 - 1900)
  William Cross (1835 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Lowell Memorial Cemetery
Lake County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Cedar Creek Section R15A
Created by: Janice
Record added: Oct 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43723492
Palmer R. Cross
Added by: Janice
Palmer R. Cross
Added by: Janice
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- Janice
 Added: Jul. 13, 2010

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