Jessie Jane Cross

January 1878–22 November 1901 (Age 23)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Jessie Jane

When Jessie Jane Cross was born in January 1878, in Missouri, United States, her father, Walter Cross, was 26 and her mother, Samantha Adelaide Metcalf, was 21. She married Lawrence W. Shepard in 1898, in Harney, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Brownington, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 22 November 1901, in Harney, Oregon, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Burns Cemetery, Burns, Harney, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence W. Shepard
1866–1940
Jessie Jane Cross
1878–1901
Marriage: 1898
Cora Shepard
1899–1991
Jessie Jane Shepard
1901–1993
Cecil Lewis
1902–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1898
Harney, Oregon, United States
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World Events (7)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 2

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
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Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1880: Grant, Oregon, United States; 1889: Harney, Oregon, United States
1886

Age 8

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Jane Cross in household of J L Cross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Janie Cross in household of Walter Cross, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie J Shepard in household of Walter Cross, "United States Census, 1910"

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