John Cross

1852–Male
Dundas, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John

When John Cross was born in 1852, in Dundas, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Cross, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Stamps, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Cross
1822–1881
Lucy Stamps
1829–1881
Alice Cross
1847–
Amy Cross
1849–
John Cross
1852–
Emma Abigail Cross
1853–
Harriett Ellen Cross
1855–
Ada Cross
1856–
Reuben Cross
1858–
James William Cross
1860–
Ethel Cross
1864–
George H. Cross
1868–1912
Lucy Myrian Cross
1869–

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World Events (3)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 15

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 17

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1871

Age 19

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Old Norse kross (via Gaelic from Latin crux, genitive crucis), which in Middle English quickly and comprehensively displaced the Old English form crūc ( see Crouch ). In a few cases the surname may have been given originally to someone who lived by a crossroads, but this sense of the word seems to have been a comparatively late development. In other cases, the surname (and its European cognates) may have denoted someone who carried the cross in processions of the Christian Church, but in English at least the usual word for this sense was Crozier .2 Irish: reduced form of McCrossen .3 In North America this name has absorbed examples of cognate names from other languages, such as French Lacroix .

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

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