Arthur LeRoy Cross

20 February 1924–6 January 1994 (Age 69)
Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States

The Life of Arthur LeRoy

When Arthur LeRoy Cross was born on 20 February 1924, in Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States, his father, Frederick Willard Cross, was 42 and his mother, Fern Adele Ross, was 33. He had at least 1 daughter. He lived in Glencoe Township, Trego, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 January 1994, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Willard Cross
1881–1952
Fern Adele Ross
1891–1941
Willard Coulson Cross
1915–1960
Rhoda Aileen Cross
1916–1989
Ada Cross
1923–1923
Arthur LeRoy Cross
1924–1994
Beulah Cross
1926–1926
Doris Irene Cross
1927–2003

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 3

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Arthur Cross in household of Fred W Cross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur Cross in household of Fred W Cross, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Arthur L Cross in household of Fred W Cross, "United States Census, 1930"

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