Donald Spencer McCrossan

Male17 June 1907–13 April 1989

Brief Life History of Donald Spencer

When Donald Spencer McCrossan was born on 17 June 1907, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Thomas James McCrossan, was 39 and his mother, Josephine Hortense Spencer, was 29. He married Marguerite Rowena Turnbull on 12 July 1942, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 13 April 1989, in Costa Mesa, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Donald Spencer McCrossan
Marguerite Rowena Turnbull
Marriage: 12 July 1942

Sources (11)

  • Donald S Mccrossan in household of Thomas J Mccrossan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mccrossan, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Donald Spencer Mccrossan, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 July 1942Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

    Age 3

    Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.


    Age 22

    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

    Irish: from Mac an Chrosáin ‘son of the satirist’, a patronymic from crosán, a term that originally denoted the bearer of a cross in a religious procession.

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

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