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Thursday, August 26, 1915
Death Ends Career of Rev. Dr. Crosby
Dr. Arthur Crosby, Headmaster of Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy, whose life for the past thirty years has been identified with the best interests of San Rafael died, suddenly Tuesday morning at Bolinas. He had been a sufferer from ill health for some time and under the care of a physician.
The news of the sad event caused sorrow here to every person who knew Dr. Crosby. But it was more poignant to those who had been intimate with him and knew him best.
Dr. Crosby was born in Brooklyn, New York, 68 years ago. He was graduated from Rutgers College, and a short time later began his career as a minister of the gospel. He came to San Rafael about 1885 to occupy the pulpit of t he Presbyterian church. In 1892 he resigned the pastorship to take charge of the Mt. Tamalpais Miliytary Academy, the institution of which he was the founder. Under his personal supervision the academy has attained to a rank that redounds to the honor of the founder. Dr. Crosby was a good man; he had his friends in every walk of life, and his place in this community will be hard to fill. The Crosby family was related to the Roosevelt and Harriman families. Before the death of E. H. Harriman, the great railroad builder many times had been a guest of Dr. Crosby. Dr. Crosby also was related to the eminent divine and publicist, Rev. Horace Crosby, deceased, of New York.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Lynn T. White, a close personal friend of Dr. Crosby.
Dr. Crosby was the husband of Mrs. Susanna Rodger Crosby, and the father of Mrs. Oscar T. Sewall, of Englewood, N.J.; Louise and William Floyd Crosby of New York, and Harman Crosby of San Rafael.
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Last Rites Over Rev. Dr. Crosby
A large gathering of sorrowing friends attended the funeral services last Thursday of Rev. Dr. Crosby held at the Presbyterian church. The ceremony was held at 3:30 in the afternoon. There were many in the gathering from across the bay, men who had known and admired Dr. Crosby during the years he had lived in San Rafael. The sudden death, which occurred at Bolinas the previous Thursday, was sorrowful news to the students at Mount Tamalpais Military Academy, of which Dr. Crosby was Headmaster.
Among the honorary pall bearers was Tunis G. Bergen of Brooklyn, New York, a life long friend and Rutgers College chum of Dr. Crosby. The services included addresses by Rev. Dr. Landon and Rev. Dr. Moore both of the San Francisco Theological Seminary at San Anselmo.
The honorary pall bearers were: A. W. Foster, WM. T. Reid, of Belmont; Wm. Babcock, C. C. Stevenson, Tunis G. Bergen, Brooklyn; and C. G. Buck.
The active pall bearers were: Wm. A. S. Foster, Walter Morgan, Robt. J. Trumbull, Jackson Temple, Newell F. Vanderbilt and John Sims.
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