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 Ella <I>Hawley</I> Crossett

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Ella Hawley Crossett

Birth
Death
2 Dec 1925 (aged 72)
Burial
Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
24242184 View Source

At Cambridge, Mass, after an illness of 1 week, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur N. Holcombe, there passed into the larger life, one of the most loved women Warsaw has ever known, Ella Hawley Crossett. Born in Gainesville, New York Her parents were John Waldo and Juliet Thorpe Hawley. Her girlhood was spent in Warsaw in the home which Mr. Hawley built near the Erie station. Member of the Universalist Church of Perry, and later of Dr. Thomas' Church in Chicago. In Warsaw she attended the Congregational church. She married John B. Crossett of Orangeville, New York on October 22, 1878, and their 2 daughters were born in Chicago, where they resided for several years. She was always devoted to her home, "Hillcrest", in Warsaw, where for many years the Crossett family enjoyed entertaining their friends. She worked for the cause of women's suffrage. In September,1891 she organized a convention in Warsaw, at this convention, the Wyoming County Suffrage Association was formed, with Crossett named as president, a position that she held for many years. Shortly thereafter the Warsaw Political Equality Club was formed. Crossett was named president of this group as well, a position she retained until national women's suffrage was enacted into law. She leaves her husband John B. Crossett and 2 daughters, Juiliet Crossett Kent and Carolyn Crossett Holcombe; her grandchildren, John and Constance Kent; Waldo, Mary, Robert, Jane and Richard Holcombe and her sister, Lucy Hawley Calkins of Ithaca, N.Y. To carry out her wish the body was cremated at Mt. Auburn Cemetery and the ashes will be interred in Warsaw in the late spring.

(This is a lengthy article that appeared in the Western New Yorker, dated 12/10/1925)

At Cambridge, Mass, after an illness of 1 week, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur N. Holcombe, there passed into the larger life, one of the most loved women Warsaw has ever known, Ella Hawley Crossett. Born in Gainesville, New York Her parents were John Waldo and Juliet Thorpe Hawley. Her girlhood was spent in Warsaw in the home which Mr. Hawley built near the Erie station. Member of the Universalist Church of Perry, and later of Dr. Thomas' Church in Chicago. In Warsaw she attended the Congregational church. She married John B. Crossett of Orangeville, New York on October 22, 1878, and their 2 daughters were born in Chicago, where they resided for several years. She was always devoted to her home, "Hillcrest", in Warsaw, where for many years the Crossett family enjoyed entertaining their friends. She worked for the cause of women's suffrage. In September,1891 she organized a convention in Warsaw, at this convention, the Wyoming County Suffrage Association was formed, with Crossett named as president, a position that she held for many years. Shortly thereafter the Warsaw Political Equality Club was formed. Crossett was named president of this group as well, a position she retained until national women's suffrage was enacted into law. She leaves her husband John B. Crossett and 2 daughters, Juiliet Crossett Kent and Carolyn Crossett Holcombe; her grandchildren, John and Constance Kent; Waldo, Mary, Robert, Jane and Richard Holcombe and her sister, Lucy Hawley Calkins of Ithaca, N.Y. To carry out her wish the body was cremated at Mt. Auburn Cemetery and the ashes will be interred in Warsaw in the late spring.

(This is a lengthy article that appeared in the Western New Yorker, dated 12/10/1925)


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