|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1826|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1888|
Published 20 March 1888
Little River Monitor
Minerva J. Lacock was born December 26, 1826, in Versailles, Ripley county, Indiana; was converted when about sixteen years of age, in the Baptist church of that city; was united in marriage with Eleazer Crandall, of the same place, on November 19, 1846. Moved to Iowa in 1856, where she united with the Wesleyan Methodist church. In the fall of 1880 with her family moved to Kansas and settled one mile north of Little River in Rice county, where she resided at the time of her death. Her last illness was brief but painful and her death a surprise. Erysipelas in its most aggregated form set in on Thursday 22, inst, and on Monday the 26th of March 1888 she died.
Her sufferings were excruciating in the extreme, so much so that her mind wandered. Ever since conversion she took the deepest interest in the Kingdom of Christ, her Savior. She experienced the blessing of holiness in Iowa under the ministry of Rev. J. A. McGilvera in 1862. Now she is at rest.
She was the mother of ten children – seven sons and three daughters. Nine of her children survive her. One daughter passed over the river into "the land that is very far off" before her. She leaves a large circle of mourning friends.
The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Wednesday at 11 o'clock, by Rev. G. T. Dissette, of the Wesleyan Methodist church, after which the interment took place at the cemetery.
LATER – This morning we learn that the husband, too, has gone to join his departed wife in the land of spirits. He died last night about 6 o'clock. He had been suffering with quinsy, but was thought to be better yesterday.
Reprinted with permission, The Monitor-Journal, 248 Main Street, Little River, KS, 67457. Provided by Young Historical Library, 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 126, Little River, Kansas 67457.
Minerva Lacock Crandall was the daughter of Absalom & Lucinda (Weatherby) Lacock. Her husband was Eleazer Crandall (#37760790).
Aged 62 years, 3 months.
Absalom Laycock (1802 - 1828)
Lucinda Wetherbee Laycock (1803 - 1873)
Eleazer Crandall (1824 - 1888)
Harrison Crandall (1853 - 1900)*
Elizabeth Lucinda Crandall Bryan (1860 - 1943)*
Albert Peter Crandall (1865 - 1944)*
Alva Allen Crandall (1867 - 1939)*
Plot: O-116, space 3
Created by: Cathy Kessinger
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37760798