Nellie Eunice Pace

16 September 1894–August 1968 (Age 73)
Spring Creek Township, Dent, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nellie Eunice

When Nellie Eunice Pace was born on 16 September 1894, in Spring Creek Township, Dent, Missouri, United States, her father, Dempsey Cornwell Pace, was 33 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Watson, was 30. She married John Leighton Cross on 26 May 1918, in Dent, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in August 1968, in Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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John Leighton Cross
Nellie Eunice Pace
Marriage: 26 May 1918
Dempsey Leighton Cross

Spouse and Children

26 May 1918
Dent, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Evelina Pace


    Lewis A. Pace




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis ( see Pascal , Italian Pasquale ).2 nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pace, pece ‘peace’, ‘concord’, ‘amity’ (via Anglo-Norman French from Latin pax, genitive pacis).3 Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace, used for both men and women, from the word pace ‘peace’ (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Pace in household of Demps C Pace, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie E Pace in household of Dence C Pace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie E Cross in household of Dempsey C Pace, "United States Census, 1920"

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