Capt Handford Thornton Cruser III

10 May 1919–20 December 1989 (Age 70)
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Handford Thornton

When Capt Handford Thornton Cruser III was born on 10 May 1919, his father, Handford Thornton Cruser II, was 34 and his mother, Ethel Lillian Koolage, was 31. He married Marion Elizabeth Goucher on 21 September 1943, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1940. He died on 20 December 1989, at the age of 70, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt Handford Thornton Cruser III
Marion Elizabeth Goucher
Marriage: 21 September 1943
Hanforth Thornton Cruser IV

Spouse and Children

21 September 1943
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


    Hanforth Thornton Cruser IV


Parents and Siblings

    Handford Thornton Cruser II


    Ethel Lillian Koolage




    Margaret Koolidge Cruser


    Miss Dorothy Thornton Cruser



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of German Kruser .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Handford Cruser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • H T Cruser 3rd in household of H T Cruser Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • H Thornton Cruser in household of Handford T Cruser, "United States Census, 1930"

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