Amanda Ruth Cross

Female13 October 1903–8 September 1999

Brief Life History of Amanda Ruth

When Amanda Ruth Cross was born on 13 October 1903, in Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Garrison Cross, was 31 and her mother, Emma Dell Smith, was 29. She married Clarence Clifton Baker in 1924, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas, United States in 1920 and Austin, Travis, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 September 1999, in Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Kleberg, Texas, United States.

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Clarence Clifton Baker
Amanda Ruth Cross
Marriage: 1924
Nita Ruth Baker

Sources (5)

  • Amanda R Cross in household of S G Cross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Crass in entry for Nita Ruth Baker, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Ruth Baker in household of Clifton C Baker, "United States Census, 1940"

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  • Marriage
    1924Texas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1909: Atascosa, Texas, United States


    Age 26

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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