The story goes that Kathleen's birth certificate reads Mary Cross not Kathleen, because the doctor would not wait for a name. On the certificate he just filled in her grandmother's name.
19 Dec 1913 Sesser, Franklin Co., Illinois - 20 Apr 2003 New Port News, Virginia
Husband of Kathleen Mary Cross
Seeking the family of Charles Cross born in Clinton Co., Illinois abt 1843. He married Amanda F. Brown in Franklin Co., Illinois on 7 Aug 1861 (Have copy of marriage certificate). He was a farmer in Chittenden, Franklin Co., Illinois. (Can't find on map)
Have photocopies of "Company Muster Roll" slips for Private Charles Cross, mostly for the Union Army "Co.C, Batt'n 110 Illinois Infantry" A couple are "Special Muster Roll" for "Co. F, 110 Reg't Illinois Infantry". They list his enrollment as 15 Aug 1862 in Benton, Illinois, transferring from Company F to Company C on 11 Sep 1862.
I also have copies of various papers concerning application for widow's pension which indicates that Charles Cross died of amputation due to a gunshot wound received during the civil war. Receiving wounds near Atlanta,Georgia 7 Aug 1864 and dying in Chattanooga,Tennessee on 28 Aug 1864.
We know nothing of his ancestors. He had a son Charles Jasper Lafayette Cross, who was placed in the guardianship of Thomas (Tommy) J. Montgomery. Tommy was a friend to Charles during the war, and after Charles' death, married Amanda.
Have copy of "death certificate" issued for the purpose of claiming pension, and other papers such as military enlistment and military pay stubs.
Have photographs of his grave at Chatanooga National Cemetary Section F Plot 2113.
What do you have?
Alice Sherman, wife of Ogle Olen Cross
top l-r wives
Mona Alison Corten, Kathleen Mary Cross, Almeta Myrle Marrs, Susan Ludene Harris
bottom l-r husbands
Charles Hobart Cross, William Henry Taylor Jr., Kenneth Olen Cross, Donald Ray Cross
Ogle Olen Cross
20 Oct 1903 Royalton, Franklin Co., Illinois - 7 Jun 1997 Kimberling City, Stone Co., Missouri
Mary Elzada Hammond, widow of Charles Jasper Lafayette Cross, and her second hushand Jefferson Monroe Harrison
Charles Reuben Cross
8 Jan 1882 Franklin Co., Illinois - 21 Feb 1954 Herrin, Williamson Co., Illinois
Cross Thanksgiving Reunion
Charles Hobart Cross was the host.
three brothers and their father
l-r Donald Ray "Red" Cross, Charles Hobart "Hub" Cross, Ogle Olen Cross, Kenneth Olen "Ken" Cross
Donald Ray "Red" Cross
(b: 26 Jan 1925 Sesser, Franklin Co., Illinois - d: 29 Nov 2003 Kimberling City, Stone Co., Missouri )