Gene Bryant Cross

17 January 1934–10 October 2021 (Age 87)
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

The Life of Gene Bryant

When Gene Bryant Cross was born on 17 January 1934, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, his father, Arnold Frank Cross Sr, was 23 and his mother, Leila Pearl Willis, was 20. He married Anita Loree Bills on 6 January 1956, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States. He died on 10 October 2021, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Gene Bryant Cross
Anita Loree Bills
Marriage: 6 January 1956

Spouse and Children

6 January 1956
Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1955 · Council-Manager Government Voted In

Age 21

Voters chose a council-manager form of government in Provo.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 24

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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 (2)

  • Gene B Cross in household of Arnold F Cross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gene Bryant Cross in entry for Anita L Cross, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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