Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 9 May 1941 p 1 - typed by: GA
Arthur L. Chrisman, the son of Eugene and Ruth Crumley Chrisman, was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Fountain county, near Mellott. They lived there until Arthur was six years of age. They moved to Tippecanoe county, near Odell, where they remained for two years. The rest of his life was lived in Montgomery county. He passed to the great beyond on May 9, 1941, at the age of 25 years, 4 months and 25 days. He graduated with the class of 1934 from the New Richmond high school. While attending school he was a member of both the basketball and baseball teams. On Dec. 31, 1938 he was united in marriage to Miss Geneva Banta, at the home of the officiating minister, the Rev. Guy E. Tremaine, in Waynetown, Ind. They began housekeeping at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Banta, the parents of the bride. At the time he was engaged in farming. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; his parents; four sisters, Alice Mae Stull, Crawfordsville RR 6; Ona Baker, Ladoga; Naomi and Emma Jean, at Home; two brothers, George and Robert Lee, who live at home; a grandmother, Mrs. Dicey Crumley, Hillsboro; one niece, one nephew; a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was a loving and faithful husband. He tried to live and practice the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you." The following poem by Christina Rossetti, which is now read at the request of his wife, truly reveals his attitude and his desire for the family. Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go, yet turning, stay. Remember me, when no more day by day, You tell me of our future that you planned. Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel than or pray; Yet if you should forget for awhile And afterwards remember, do not grieve, For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad. - - (card of thanks) We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness at the time of the death of Arthur L. Chrisman. Also the ministers, Rev. Prevo and Rev. Tremaine; Proffitt & Sons for their services, the pallbearers, flower bearers, those who sent flowers and assisted us in any way. Mrs. Geneva Chrisman. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Chrisman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Stull. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Banta. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Banta.