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Mary A. Cross 

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William H. Cross
1854 - 1925

Martha Luce
1856 - 1956
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Mary A. Cross
9/21/1884 - 1976
(Shown at age 31)
Mary A. Cross was born on September 21, 1884 in Alpena County, Michigan and died about 1976 in Rosscommon, Michigan. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 91 years old.

Burial beside her husband at Roscommon Village Cemetery.
Census6/22/1900 Morton MI (Mecosta County) 15 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Cross.  Dwelling Number 374; Family Number 376: John Smith (age 46, unknown month 1854, Pemnahwah), Nancy Smith (age 36, Apr 1864, Wausige ahse go quag), Adam Smith (age 17, Dec 1882), Emma Smith (age 14, Jul 1885, Nud rise me qu), Daniel Smith (age 9, May 1891), Susan Smith (age 5, May 1895), Lucy Smith (age 3, May 1897, Gor ya Wame sak wa), Joseph Smith (age 7 months, Nov 1899), Mary Cross (age 14, Apr 1886, Niece, Mu ga gua), Thomas Soloman (age 58, unknown month in 1842, Father-in-Law, Now wa ake wu dan), and Susan Soloman (age 59, unknown month in 1841, Mother-in-Law, A' uas ga gua). John and Nancy have been married for 20 years and have had 8 children and 6 are surviving. Thomas and Susan Soloman have been married for 27 years and Susan has had 6 children and only 1 surviving. Everyone in the house was born in Michigan as were there parents. John and Thomas are working as a Farmer, and Adam as a Farm Laborer. Adam, Emma, and Daniel have attended 8 months of school in the last year. Adam is the only one in the house who can read and write, but the whole house can speak English. John and Thomas own the Farm free of a mortgage.
Everyone in the home is full blooded and no one is practicing polygamy. John is the only one being taxed. John, Nancy, Thomas, and Susan all became citizens in 1892 and have received their allotments. They are living in a fixed home unable to be moved. 
Census5/12/1910 Morton MI (Mecosta County) 25 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Cross.  Dwelling Number 4; Family Number 4: John Smith (age 56), Nancy Smith (age 48), Adam Smith (age 26), Daniel Smith (age 19), Susan Smith (age 15), Lucy Smith (age 13), Joseph Smith (age 11), Philip Smith (age 7), Ada Smith (age 4), Mary Cross (age 24, Niece), and Susan Tom (age 73, Mother-In-Law). John and Nancy have been married for 28 years and Nancy has had 10 children and 8 are surviving. Everyone in the family was born in Michigan and all the parents were born in Michigan. Everyone in the house speaks English. John is working as a farmer while Nancy and Susan Tom are at home. Adam and Daniel are working as laborers picking up odd jobs. Mary is doing House work in ?Private Houses???? Mary was the only one out of work on Apr 15. All those in the home of the age to read and write can except Susan Tom. All the school age children have attended school in the past year. John owns his farm free of mortgage.
Everyone in the house is Chippewa with parents also Chippewa. Everyone in the house is full blooded Indian. None of them are practicing polygamy this is John and Nancy's first marriage, and Susan Tom has been married twice. No one in this house is taxed. Susan is the only one who received her Allotment; John, Nancy and their children are living on their land. They are living in a civilized house. 
Marriage12/27/1910 Onaway MI (Presque Isle County) 26 yrs old 
Recorded as license #112: Aldan Green, age 30, and Mary Pearsall, age 26, are issued a marriage license on December 27, 1910. Aldan is from Roscommon and Mary from Onaway. Alden's parents are John Green and unknown Persall. Mary's parents are William Cross and Martha Lure. The couple was married on December 27, 1910 in Onaway. They were married by Clergyman Grant Perkins. Witnesses were Francis Solar and Joseph Cross from Onaway. These two witnesses also witnessed the marriage of Chas McCarty Jr. and Gertrude Warren two days later.  
Census1/9/1920 Higgins MI (Roscommon County) 35 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #39, family #41: Alden Greene (family head, white male, age 39), Mary (wife, age 35), Alden J. (son, age 8), and Evelyn Mary (daughter, age 6). They are renting the house where they live. Alden and his wife can read and write. Both children have been attending school and can also read and write. All were born in MI. Alden's parents were born in Canada (and their native language was English). Mary's parents were born MI. Alden is working as a laborer with lumber wood. 
Census4/10/1930 Rosecommon MI (Rosecommon County) 45 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #51, family #55: Aden Green (age 49), Mary A (wife, age 45), Alden J (son, 18), Evelyn M (daughter, 16), and Martha Cross (mother-in-law, age 74). They own the house they are living in -- which is not a farm -- and they also own a radio. Aden estimates the value of his estate to be $500. The children have been attending school and all can read and write. Aden is working as a truck driver for the state. All were born in Michigan except Martha Cross, who was born in Ohio. Martha's father was born in NY and mother in PA. Aden's father was born in an unknown location in the US and his mother in Canada/English. Mary's father was born in Michigan and her mother in Ohio.

The senior Alden's mother and step father live next door.  

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5 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
11 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
13 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
16 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
16 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
17 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
18 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
19 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
20 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
22 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
22 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
22 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
28 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
29 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
30 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
39 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
39 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
40 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
42 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
43 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
44 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
52 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
54 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
62 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
63 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
67 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
68 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
73 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
76 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
78 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
81 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
87 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
90 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
91 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
1 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
24 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
28 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
29 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
33 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
35 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
54 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
55 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
57 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
66 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
71 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
76 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
79 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
85 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
86 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
6 1890 Between 1890 and 1900, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors were among many automotive companies founded in southeastern Michigan.
44 1928 Construction of the Ford River Rouge Plant is completed; the largest integrated factory complex in the world employs 100,000 people
45 1929 The Ambassador Bridge opens between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. It is the longest bridge in the world when built. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel would open the next year.
53 1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike ended with official recognition of the United Auto Workers by General Motors.
57 1941 Between 1941-1945 During World War II, Detroit is called the "Arsenal of Democracy" for its wartime industry; Fort Wayne is the largest motor vehicle and parts depot in the world.
59 1943 Riot broke out pitting whites against blacks during wartime.
66 1950 Detroit is the 4th largest city in the U.S., with 1.8 million people
75 1959 Motown music begins recording in Detroit.
76 1960 Census results reveal a 1.45 million increase in state population, the largest in state history.
83 1967 Race riots struck the city of Detroit. After 5 days of rioting, 43 people lay dead, 1,189 injured and over 7,000 people had been arrested. The riot had lasting effects on the entire metro region and is usually cited as one of the reasons the Detroit area is among the most segregated areas in the United States. 1974 Gerald R. Ford
90 1974 Gerald R. Ford of Grand Rapids became the 38th President of the United States.
25 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
26 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
43 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
45 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
46 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
48 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
49 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
50 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
50 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
51 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
55 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
59 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
60 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
61 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
70 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
78 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
82 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
83 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
87 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
88 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
89 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
25 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
30 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
33 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
35 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
36 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
54 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
55 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
61 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Alden Green
Born on April 24, 1880 and died on an unknown day in March 1967
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33 years old
Alden Joseph Green
Born in Roscommon, Michigan on October 29, 1911 and died in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium on January 11, 1945. He was 33 years old.

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Evelyn Mary Green
Born somewhere in Michigan on September 18, 1913 and died in an unknown location on an unknown day in August 2015. She was 101 years old.

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