Moses Eastman Dies at 94

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The death is announced of Mr. Moses Eastman, foster son of the late Wilmot  Eastman, a farmer and businessman of the Township of Crozierville, Montserrado County.

This sad event occurred on Wednesday March 26, 2014, as the result of a bicycle accident on Lemon Grass Street, Crozierville.   He was in his 95th year.

The deceased was brought from Salala District, then in Liberia’s Central Province, now Bong County, to Crozierville at the age of 18 in 1938  by his foster father, the late Wilmot  Eastman.  Moses’ father, Singbe, placed him in the care of Mr. Wilmot Eastman to be educated.

Young Moses started school at the Christ Episcopal Parish Day School.  He later joined the Crozierville Militia, serving in the Fifth Battalion.

He was baptized in 1939 in Christ Episcopal Church, Crozierville, where he and remained a lifelong member, along with his parents, Moses and Nancy Porte Eastman. 

Moses’ daughter Rosaline remembers her father as a very hardworking farmer, who was still strong and farming at the time of his accidental   passing. 

Young Moses’ siblings were Mrs. Charlotte Eastman Dennis,  Jerome and Samuel  Eastman, who  predeceased him, Mrs. Williametta Jordan,  Eric and his wife Maria,  Julia, Elaine and Maude Eastman.  

Moses’ wife Fenuyehn Eastman of Gbata Town, Crozierville, predeceased him.  Four children were born to this union.   He earlier had a daughter who is married in Guinea.

Survivors include Isaac, Mrs. Rosaline Nathan, Mettie and the daughter in Guinea; several grand and great grandchildren, Brother Eric and his wife Maria, sisters Julia, Elaine and Maude Eastman and many other relatives of the Singbe, Eastman and Porte families. 

The body will be removed from the Alfred Butler Funeral Parlor at Bernard Farm at two o’clock p.m. on Friday, April 04, 2014, and taken to Christ Episcopal Church, Crozierville, for a night of wake keeping. 

The funeral service will take place at the same church on Saturday morning, April 5, followed by interment in the Old Churchyard

of Christ Episcopal Church.   

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