Anna Laurene Croce

12 September 1924–28 February 1994 (Age 69)
Fulton, Jackson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Anna Laurene

When Anna Laurene Croce was born on 12 September 1924, in Fulton, Jackson, Iowa, United States, her father, William Franklin Croce, was 38 and her mother, Ada Lenora Teeter, was 32. She married William R. Edwards on 28 July 1941, in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 28 February 1994, in Bettendorf, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Fulton, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

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William R. Edwards
Anna Laurene Croce
Marriage: 28 July 1941
Richard Edwards

Spouse and Children

28 July 1941
Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States


    Richard Edwards


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 17

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 19

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

Italian: from croce ‘cross’ (Latin crux, genitive crucis), applied as a Christian religious personal name, a topographic name for someone who lived by a roadside cross, or a nickname for someone who carried the cross in religious processions. Compare English Cross .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lorena Croce in household of William F Croce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laurene Croce in household of William Croce, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anna Laurene Croce, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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