Sophie Elizabeth Cross

1 December 1919–13 July 1998 (Age 78)
Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Sophie Elizabeth

When Sophie Elizabeth Cross was born on 1 December 1919, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, her father, Augustus Cross, was 38 and her mother, Ruby Hope Valentine, was 34. She married James Edward Stanley on 4 February 1942, in Hanover, Virginia, United States. She lived in Ashland, Hanover, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 13 July 1998, in Hanover, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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James Edward Stanley
Sophie Elizabeth Cross
Marriage: 4 February 1942

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  • Marriage
    4 February 1942Hanover, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
    Age 1
    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
    Age 22
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • Sophie E Cross in household of Augustus Cross, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Sophie Elizabeth Cross, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Sophie Cross Stanley in entry for James Edward Stanley, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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