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Monday, November 12, 2012

Palmer, Daisy, Lowell and a Poem

For Bill West's Fourth Great Genealogy Poem Challenge I have decided to enter a poem I recently discovered while doing Google searches for a man with the first name of Palmer, a girl named Daisy and the location of Lowell (not the Lowell, MA where I live), but Lowell, Indiana. My key words were Palmer Cross, Daisy, Lowell Indiana.

Palmer Cross is the father of Daisy, and I have the Cross surname traced to Peter Cross, born 1650 in Windsor, Connecticut. Every once in a while you get lucky doing these searches, as I was with the discovery of a good obituary with a lovely poem. Below is the poem written in Mrs. Palmer's obituary. The obituary provided good family information, and the poem was an added bonus.

"Thy loving eyes are lately closed, 
Thy weary form is well reposed
In dreamless sleep; 
Thy furrowed face how saintly fair
Beneath its crown of silvery hair, 
Thy rest, how deep.
O, tired feet your race us run,
O, weary hands you work is done,
Your task complete;
For thou hast won thy glorious crown
And layest all thy burdens down
At Jesus' feet.

Be no repining here expressed,
May no rude grief disturb thy rest,
Thou sainted one;
Thy many years of service past,
Thou enterest into rest at last,
God's will be done.

We'll miss from thine accustomed place
Thy well known form, thy patient face,
But He knows best:
Thy home is now beyond the skies,
And even thy children's children rise,
And call thee blest.

When we have run our destined race
Somewhere in God's appointed place,
We'll meet again;
Though wearing robes of righteousness,
And dwelling with the Prince of Peace,
We'll know thee then."

The following unidentified newspaper article was in a collection owned by Lowell Town Historian Richard Schmal: http://www.lowellpl.lib.in.us/halsteds.htm

Obituary and Poem was for:
Sarah P. Drennen Cross Halsted (1828-1909)
(Mrs. Pamer R. Cross; Mrs. Melvin A. Halsted)

Palmer and Daisy Cross are listed in Generation 2, in green.



Generation No. 1

1.Jesse CROSS (Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born 21 OCT 1785 in Brandon, Rutland Co., Vermont, and died 11 DEC 1843 in Lake Co., Indiana. He was buried in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. He married Mary ROGERS 1816 in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio. She was born in Connecticut.
Children of Jesse CROSS and Mary ROGERS were:
2  i.Elihu CROSS was born ABT 1819 in Ohio.
3  ii.Daniel CROSS was born ABT 1824 in Ohio, and died 22 JAN 1888 in Waterford, Indiana. He married Lizzie REED.
4  iii.Richard CROSS was born 21 OCT 1825 in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio, and died 2 FEB 1899 in Waterford, La Porte Co., Indiana. He married Calista Minerva ROGERS 4 JUL 1842 in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio. She was born 20 MAR 1827.
+5  iv.Palmer R. CROSS was born 10 JUN 1832 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 24 APR 1900 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.
6  v.William CROSS was born 20 NOV 1835 in Springfield, La Porte Co., Indiana, and died 28 FEB 1865.


Generation No. 2

5.Palmer R. CROSS (Jesse CROSS6, Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born 10 JUN 1832 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 24 APR 1900 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. He was buried in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. He married Sarah P. DRENNEN 7 FEB 1857 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana, daughter of William DRENNEN and Rachel ALLISON. She was born 27 MAR 1838 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania, and died 20 JUN 1909 in Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana. She was buried in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.
Children of Palmer R. CROSS and Sarah P. DRENNEN were:
7  i.Eva B. CROSS was born ABT 1859 in Indiana.
+8  ii.Ellis Byron CROSS was born ABT 1861 in Indiana, and died 1 DEC 1949.
9  iii.Effie S. CROSS was born ABT 1863 in Indiana, and died 19 APR 1893 in Hammond, Indiana. She married George KLEIN 20 APR 1882 in Lake Co., Florida.
+10  iv.Daisy M. CROSS was born 1876 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.


Generation No. 3

8.Ellis Byron CROSS (Palmer R. CROSS7, Jesse CROSS6, Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born ABT 1861 in Indiana, and died 1 DEC 1949. He married Ora N. EBERT. She was born ABT 1866 in Ohio.
Child of Ellis Byron CROSS and Ora N. EBERT was:
  11  i.Harold Ransom CROSS was born 26 APR 1892 in Sheldon, Illinois, and died 2 MAY 1967 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

10.Daisy M. CROSS (Palmer R. CROSS7, Jesse CROSS6, Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born 1876 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. She married Herman E. GRANGER 1900 in Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana.
Child of Daisy M. CROSS and Herman E. GRANGER was:
12  i.Forest L. GRANGER was born 1904, and died 1973. He married Elizabeth BARROWS. She was born 1910, and died 1993.

NOTE: A good example of an obituary poem may be seen in my 2010 entry in the Genealogy Poem Challenge.