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.
|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:|
|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:|
|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:|
|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:|