Stephen Croft

16 August 1862–14 June 1935 (Age 72)
Stillington, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Stephen

Stephen Croft was born on 16 August 1862, in Stillington, Yorkshire, England as the son of Stephen Croft and Fanny Prior. He married Gertrude Dinwiddie Harrow on 25 September 1886, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 14 June 1935, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Stephen Croft
Gertrude Dinwiddie Harrow
Marriage: 25 September 1886
Gerald Stephen Goddard Croft
Catherine Elizabeth Croft

Spouse and Children

25 September 1886
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Croft


    Fanny Prior




    Minnie Croft



    Fanny Elizabeth Croft


World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 7

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 20

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by an arable enclosure, normally adjoining a house, Middle English croft. There are several places in England named with this word (Old English croft), and the surname may equally be a habitational name from any of them.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Kraft .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Croft in entry for Croft, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Stephen Croft in entry for Elizabeth Croft, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Stephen Croft, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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