Mary Emma Barr

13 March 1896–27 August 1976 (Age 80)
Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Emma

When Mary Emma Barr was born on 13 March 1896, in Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, her father, Walter Theodore Barr, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Jane Collins, was 23. She married Harry Everett Cross on 22 April 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Centreville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Centreville Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1976, in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois, United States.

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Harry Everett Cross
Mary Emma Barr
Marriage: 22 April 1916
Donald E. Cross

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22 April 1916


    Donald E. Cross


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English: Derived from Barr, a parish in Ayrshire, Scotland; a local name in Staffordshire

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Cross in household of Harry E Cross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Cross in household of Harry E Cross, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Cross in household of Harry Cross, "United States Census, 1920"

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