Lorinda H. Crosno
A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE ENDED
Mrs. Lorinda H. Crosno Died This Morning at the Home of Her Daughter, Mrs. Jennie Davis
IN MANY RESPECTS A REMARKABLE WOMAN
Was Born in Tennessee and Was in Her 93d Year; Well Preserved Mentally
and Physically for Her Age.
Mrs. Lorinda Howard Crosno, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents
of Mt. Vernon and Jefferson county, died this morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Jennie Davis, 1111 Oakland avenue. She had made her home for some years
with Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Crosno, until stricken by the illness which resulted in her death,
enjoyed good health for one of her years.
She was born October 2, 1836, in Tennessee, and her age was 92 years and seven months,
at the time of her death. Her parents came to Illinois when she was 2 years old, and located
in Mc Clellan township where almost her entire life was spent. Mrs. Crosno was of a very
devout nature and was for 35 years a member of the Christian church at south Hickory Hill.
REARED LARGE FAMILY
June 29, 1854, she was united in marriage with Joseph H. Crosno, who died ten years ago
at the age of 86 years. In his day Mr. Crosno was one of the best farmers, and most influential
citizens, not only for McClellan township, but of Jefferson county.Mr. and Mrs. Crosno were
parents of eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Those surviving are P.K., and Howard,
of California; Charles, New Mexico; S. J. and A. O., of Arthur, Ill., and H. W., the youngest,
Mc Clellan township. The daughters are Mrs. W. H. Marlow and Mrs. Jennie Davis, Mt. Vernon.
Three daughters, Mrs. Peoria Duncan, Mrs. Florida Johnston and Mrs. Rose Birdsong, are dead.
In addition to the children Mr. and Mrs. Crosno raised one grandson, Dial Crosno, of Shawnee,
A MOST REMARKABLE WOMAN
Mrs. Crosno was remarkable not only for the fact that she was one of the oldest, if not the
oldest woman in Jefferson county, but for the strength and force of her character. She was
a great reader until age impaired her eyesight, and she was not only a reader but a thinker
and reasoner. She formed her own opinions, after study and consideration, never hastily
arriving at conclusions, and when once formed she rarely had cause to change them. She
was a woman of strong convictions of right and wrong, and her influence was ever on the
side of right. Blessed with a bright mind she added to her natural endowments by reading
useful literature, and in keeping abreast of the times by reading newspapers.She Always
Voted She took great interest in religious, political and economic questions and was a close
student of matters of his nature. She never failed to cast her vote at every important election.
She was firm in her political and other convictions. She voted at the last general election, and
it is believed was the oldest woman who voted in Jefferson county. She was domestic in her
tastes, and a true home lover and home maker, and in the rearing of a large family proved her
worth as a mother. Of a kindly nature, she was cheerful and philosophically made the most of
life from the beginning to its close. Her physical strength was very unusual for one of her years,
and both mentally and physically she was a remarkable woman.The world is better for the life
she lived, and her children rise up and call her blessed, as was said of old.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Hickory Hill church
in Mc Clellan township, and burial will follow at the cemetery adjoining.
Source: Bible Clipping
submitted by Cherie Sheaffer
Oct 4, 1997