Sarah Pauline Crosby

5 December 1928–11 June 2011 (Age 82)
Coolidge, Thomas, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Pauline

When Sarah Pauline Crosby was born on 5 December 1928, in Coolidge, Thomas, Georgia, United States, her father, Fulton Clark Crosby, was 37 and her mother, Effie Mable Mathis, was 35. She lived in Pavo, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 1583, Thomas, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 11 June 2011, in Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 14

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland and northern England that are named with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Scottish and English surname (see 1 above) adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin ( see McCrossen ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Pauline Crosby in household of Fulton Crosby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pauline Crosby in household of Fulton C Crosby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ms Sarah Pauline Crosby Wright, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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