Harold Morton Cross

21 August 1894–18 April 1971 (Age 76)
California, United States

The Life of Harold Morton

When Harold Morton Cross was born on 21 August 1894, in California, United States, his father, James Herbert Cross, was 38 and his mother, Alice May Greenleaf, was 31. He married Anita Margaret Shaw on 19 May 1917, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 18 April 1971, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Harold Morton Cross
1894–1971
Anita Margaret Shaw
1897–1985
Marriage: 19 May 1917
Ellen Mae breitinger cross
1917–1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1917
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States
children

(1)

    Ellen Mae breitinger cross

    Female1917–1942Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Harold M Coors in household of James H Coors, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harold M Cross, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold M Cross, "United States Census, 1940"

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