Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rosa Marie Crumpton Gunn (1845-1924) Obituary

Rosa Marie Crumpton (1845-1924)

Some researchers show her name as Crompton, which apparently is incorrect. They also show her birth as June 1848, which is at odds with her gravestone at the Purley United Methodist Church (Purley, Caswell County, North Carolina), the inscription on which shows she was born 10 September 1845.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 26 March 1924 (Page 9)
Mrs. L. H. Gunn Dies From Heart Trouble

Mrs. Rosa Crumpton Gunn, wife of Ludolphus Henderson Gunn, died at five o'clock this morning in Edmunds' Hospital where she was admitted yesterday to take treatment for a recurrence of heart trouble from which she had suffered intermittently for the past two years. Mrs. Gunn had been at the hospital twice recently and had reacted favorably under treatment. Yesterday she was again removed to the institution but her affliction was too far advanced to yield to treatment.

Mrs. Gunn was 76 years of age and was a native of Lynchburg. She lived in the Hill City until her marriage to Mr. Gunn about 58 years ago, since which time she had lived in Caswell county, near Purley and more recently on North Main extension. Mrs. Gunn was a consecrated Christian woman and had been a member of the Cabell-Street Methodist church for the past ten years. She is survived by her husband and four sons, M. C. Gunn, W. A. Gunn, both of Danville; J. C. Gunn, of Purley; and J. L. Gunn, of Florence, S. C. The funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning and were awaiting the arrival of her son now living in South Carolina.

She is buried beside her husband at the Purley United Methodist Church.

Based upon the foregoing obituary, only four of her twelve children were alive at her death.


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