The Caddo Herald
May 28, 1920
Dr. W. R. Crossett
At Rosedale, Okla. last Friday at 7:30a.m. Dr. W. R. Crossett died after an illness of about a month. The remains were taken to Davis Oklahoma where the funeral was held Saturday at 10, conducted by the Methodist minister and attended by a large number of his friends and friends of the family.
Dr. Crossett was the father of the editor of the Herald. He was eighty-two years of age; was an upright honorable citizen and had fulfilled the years generally allotted to man and exceeded them. He had lived in Rosedale the past ten years and was born in Mississippi; was a surgeon in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and continued in the drug business afterward.
He is survived by his wife and ten children: Mrs. J. W. Gardner, Mena, Ark.; Fay L. Crossett, Davis, Ok.; G. A Crossett and Mrs. L. M. Wood of Caddo; Mrs. W. E. Schooler, Hugo, Okla.; Mrs. H. S. Shackleford, Wynnewood, Ok.; Roy E. Crossett, Soper, Ok.; Mrs. Herman Enos, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mrs. Ben Payne, Wapanucka, Ok.; and Mrs. Odus Ford, Konawa, Ok. Nine of these were present at the obsequies.
Throughout his illness and during the time of trial neighbors and friends were more than kind; they anticipated needs and caused the survivors to feel their grief less, and demonstrated that the world today is a good place yet and that good people are not all gone beyond. These kind friends who offered help and sympathy have the thanks of the entire family.