Malissa Gaston

14 April 1844–3 December 1918 (Age 74)
Westminster, Oconee, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Malissa

When Malissa Gaston was born on 14 April 1844, in Westminster, Oconee, South Carolina, United States, her father, Hamilton Rosborough Gaston, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Goodlett, was 24. She married Buckingham Halback Cross about 1890, in Oconee, South Carolina, United States. She lived in Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Tugaloo Township, Oconee, South Carolina, United States for about 40 years. She died on 3 December 1918, in Westminster, Oconee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Westminster, Oconee, South Carolina, United States.

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Buckingham Halback Cross
Malissa Gaston
Marriage: about 1890

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  • Marriage
    about 1890Oconee, South Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 16
    In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gasto, derived from gast ‘guest, foreigner’, earlier ‘foreign warrior’. This surname is also found in England and Ireland, where it is probably a Huguenot importation. Compare Guest .English (Sussex): variant of Gasson 1.English: in Gloucestershire, a variant of Garston , a topographic name or metonymic occupational name denoting someone who lived by or worked in a paddock.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

    • Malissa A Cross in household of Luther G Gaston, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Malissie Cross, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
    • M A Caston in household of H R Caston, "United States Census, 1870"

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