John Cross

19 October 1828–18 March 1914 (Age 85)
Howard, Missouri, United States

The Life of John

When John Cross was born on 19 October 1828, in Howard, Missouri, United States, his father, John Cross, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Blythe, was 30. He married Margaret Ann Yancey on 5 March 1856, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Silver Creek Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 March 1914, in Howard, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Prairie Township, Howard, Missouri, United States.

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John Cross
Margaret Ann Yancey
Marriage: 5 March 1856
Charles Henry Cross
John Cross
Virginia Cross
Leighton Yancey Cross
James Blythe Cross
Yeaman Cross

Spouse and Children

5 March 1856
Howard, Missouri, United States


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    Sarah Blythe




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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 1

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 32

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Cross, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Cross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Cross in household of John Cross, "United States Census, 1850"

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