Jessie M. Crossman

25 March 1876–12 February 1951 (Age 74)
Wayne, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jessie M.

When Jessie M. Crossman was born on 25 March 1876, in Wayne Township, Cass, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles L Crossman, was 27 and her mother, Iva Jane Gage, was 19. She married Claude S. Woodruff on 14 June 1899, in Wayne Township, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 12 February 1951, in Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claude S. Woodruff
Jessie M. Crossman
Marriage: 14 June 1899
Gordon C. Woodruff

Spouse and Children

    Claude S. Woodruff



14 June 1899
Wayne Township, Cass, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles L Crossman


    Iva Jane Gage





    Ida B Crossman


    Fred Crossman


    George Whitbeck Crossman


World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone cross, from Old Norse kross ( see Cross 1) + Middle English man.2 Altered spelling of German Crossmann or Crössmann; the first may be a habitational name from any of several places called Crossen in Saxony, Brandenburg, and East Prussia, or derived from Grossmann . The second is possibly from Middle Low German krōs, krüs ‘pitcher’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for maker of these; alternatively it may be a metonymic occupational name for a butcher, from Middle High German kroese ‘tripe’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Crossman in household of Chas Crossman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jessie M Woodruff in household of Claud Woodruff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie M Woodruff in household of Claude S Woodruff, "United States Census, 1900"

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