Regina Parfait Cross

Brief Life History of Regina Parfait

When Regina Parfait Cross was born on 18 April 1881, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, her father, Miguel J Cross, was 47 and her mother, Hortensia Arnauld, was 44. She married Peter Scheuermann on 3 July 1899, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 11 February 1965, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 83.

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Peter Scheuermann
1878–1941
Regina Parfait Cross
1881–1965
Marriage: 3 July 1899
Peter Scheuermann Jr.
1899–1900
Loyal William Scheuerman
1901–1982
Earl Zeno Scheuermann
1906–1965

Sources (7)

  • Regina Scheuermann in household of Peter Scheuermann, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Régina Parfait Cross, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906"
  • Regina Cross, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross, such as one set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, from Middle English cros (Old English cros and Old Norse kross, ultimately from Latin crux, crucem). It is commonly Latinized in medieval records as ad crucem and de Cruce but examples of this can just as well belong to the synonymous but less common name 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; see 3 below) 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 .

Irish: shortened form of McCrossen .

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cross’ or ‘the cross’, such as French Lacroix , German Kreutz , and Slovenian and Croatian Križ (see Kriz ).

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

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