Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Eliza Crossler Services Held
Eliza Mary Crossler passed away at her home in Walla Walla November 28. She was born February 2, 1878, at Sweet Home, Oregon. Her parents, George and Mary Hearing, with their family, came to Wallowa County in 1884, settling in the hill country east of Lostine where they farmed many years and endured the hardships of the early pioneers. Years later they moved to Lostine and then to Wallowa.
Eliza was married to George Childers and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive.
Mr. Childers carried the Lostine mail to the first passenger train coming into the county, and held this position until his death many years afterward. They were both members of the Christian church.
Several years later she married E. A. Crossler, a prosperous farmer of the Chapman district. After selling their farm they moved to Walla Walla where they have since resided.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Cecil of Joseph and Clair of Eugene; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Pierson and Mrs. Maxine Schumacher of Portland; and Mrs. Verda Davis of Emmett, Idaho; one brother, M. V. Hearing of Joseph, Oregon, and one sister, May of Medford. She also leaves nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; besides three step-daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eula Bloodsworth of Hermiston, Mrs. Quentin (Irene) Lathrop of Lostine, and Mrs. Herman (Marie) Wood of Colville, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
While rearing her family Mrs. Crossler always found time to assist her neighbors in times of need. After her children were grown she became interested in painting, and many of her pictures adorn the homes of her children and close friends. Some of her best were painted at the age of seventy-three.
Services were held at MacMartin & Chamberlain “Chapel of the Chimes” in Walla Walla Tuesday, December 1st, 1953. Concluding services were at Mt. View Cemetery in Walla Walla. All members of her family attended.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, December 10, 1953 Front Page% 9% 9
Contributed by: Tom Childers