Kate Louise Mincher Crosby

Died November, 1892
American Courant, Cartersville, GA November 17, 1892, Page 1
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Death of an Estimable Lady.

Our entire community was saddened to hear of the death of the wife of our esteemed fellow townsman, Major W. S. Crosby, which sad event occurred at half past eight o’clock last Saturday evening.

Mrs. Crosby’s maiden name was Miss Kate Louise Mincher. She was born December 23, 1850, in Baltimore. December 2, 1867, she was married to Major Crosby, the young couple making their home in Baltimore, Md., from which city they moved to Cartersville in October, 1888. The deceased have lived here long enough to win the esteem and love of the people. She was an active member of the Baptist church always ready for every good word and work in the service of her redeemer.

The funeral service in the church Monday morning was largely attended, and in his discourse on the occasion Dr. Dobbs spoke kind and worthy words of her domestic and Christian virtues. Just as the body was laid in its resting place in our cemetery, the sun, whose face the rain-clouds had hidden all the morning, shone out on the scene, a bright emblem of that “cloudless sky and shadowless land,” into whose perfect rest her freed spirit had entered.


The Courant American Newspaper
December 15, 1892, Page 8


The late Mrs. Crosby.

The ladies’ missionary society of the Baptist church, of this city, at its last meeting, Dec. 6 th, held a memorial service in the memory of the late Mrs. Crosby, and adopted the following resolutions:

On the evening of Nov. 12 th, 1892, there passed from earth to heaven, the spirit of one whom we all loved. Especially as a Missionary band were we drawn to Mrs. Crosby by strong ties. How she loved the words of that precious hymn:

“Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship in kindred minds

Is like to that above.”

Resolved . That, in this separation from our sister, we recognize the hand of our beneficent father, who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind.”

2d, That this church has lost a faithful and devoted member.

3d, That this missionary society has lost a member who was faithful in the capacity of vice president, which office she held for nearly two years. Though of a timid nature, she never shrank from a diligent discharge of duty; feeling as did the apostle, “when I am weak, then I am strong.”

4 th That we emulate her Christian virtues and be followers of her in so far as she followed Christ.

5 th, That we “weep with those who weep.” To the daughters Miss Lillian, our faithful secretary and treasurer to Miss Edwina and to the bereaved husband, we express heartfelt Christian sympathy. We also rejoice with them in the memory of our dear sister’s life and works which is unto us all a sweet savour. But most of all should we rejoice in the hope of the resurrection, when “we shall meet our loved ones gone, some sweet day, by and bye.”

6 th, That these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this society and a copy, be sent to the family, and that they be printed in our city paper.

Miss Fannie Williams

Mrs. J. C. Milam

Mrs. C. E. W. Dobb.






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