Friday, May 9, 2008


Croxall, Mrs. Emma

The East Liverpool Tribune


     Mrs. Emma Croxall died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning (Nov. 26, 1906) at the home of her son, Thomas J. Croxall, Indiana avenue, Chester, of dropsy, aged 82 years.  The deceased had long been a sufferer from the disease which caused her death.

     Mrs. Croxall was born December 29, at Midway, England.  Her maiden name was Webster, and at the age of 20 she removed with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Webster, to this city.  Her father engaged in the pottery business.  In 1847 she was untied in marriage to Joseph Hancock, one of the most talented modelers who ever came from England to America to engage in that trade.  To this union were born three children, only one of whom, Mrs. John Shingler, of East End survive.  The deceased children are Emma Hancock and Mrs. Evas H. Sebring.

     On December 31, 1866, at Smiths Ferry, Pa., the deceased was united in marriage to Thomas Croxall, and Thomas J. Croxall, Chester, was born to them.  Mr. Croxall died in 1875 since which time his widow resided with the children.

     Seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive.  The grandchildren are Miss Elsie Sebring, of Sebring; Misses Marie and Jessie Croxall and Kenneth Croxall, of Chester, and Henry and Byron Peterson and Frank Shingler, of East Liverpool.

     Mrs. Croxall was a most estimable Christian woman, having been a life long member of the Trinity Episcopal church, to which, and her family, she devoted her life's work.  She had long been a member of the East Liverpool chapter, Order of Eastern Star, which organization will have charge of the funeral services.  The services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the residence of T. J. Croxall, and the sermon will probably be by the Rev. C. N. Filson.  Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.  The remains may be viewed by the friends at the Croxall residence from 7 until 10 o'clock this evening.



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