Alma Crosby

14 December 1836–14 November 1897 (Age 60)
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Alma

When Alma Crosby was born on 14 December 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Jonathan Crosby, was 29 and his mother, Caroline Barnes, was 29. He married Mary Kelly on 21 May 1865, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. In 1870, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as cabinet maker in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. He died on 14 November 1897, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Crosby
Mary Kelly
Marriage: 21 May 1865
Alice Caroline Crosby
Lois Barnes Crosby
Elizabeth Jane Crosby
Frances Annella Crosby
Emily Ammorette Crosby
Clara Mae Crosby
Jonathan Young Crosby
Alma La Fayette Crosby
Mary Estelle Crosby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1865Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 24
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + ‘farm, settlement’ in Lancashire, Cumberland, Westmorland, North Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire.Irish: surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Mac an Chrosáin (see McCrossen ).History: The surname of the Irish family of Crosbie is ultimately derived from providing the chief bards to the O’Mores, Chiefs of Leix: crosán means ‘bard’ or ‘satirist’. Pádraic Mac Crosáin or Mac An Chrosáin took the Anglicized name Patrick Crosbie c. 1583.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Caroline's Diary of Trek West 1848 Willard Richards Co.

    Crosby, Caroline Barnes, Memoirs and diary 1851-1882, fd. 2, 7-24. Saturday June 17th arrived at the ferry[.] had to wait untill Sunday morn [Nelson] Merkl[e]y and [Solomon] Conly gave over[.] our t …

    Sources (23)

    • Alma Crosbey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Alma Crosby in entry for Mary Kelly Crosby, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alma Crosby, "United States Census, 1880"

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