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William H. Cross
1854 - 1925
William H. Cross was born about 1854 in an unknown place and died about 1925 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 71 years old.

Census6/11/1880 Monclova OH (Lucas County) 26 yrs old 
Recorded as dewelling #139 and family #148: William Cross (age 26), Martha Cross (wife, age 24), William (son, age 4), and Levina (daughter, age 3). All were born in Ohio. Martha's parents, however, were not born in Ohio -- her father was born in New York and her mother in Pennsylvania. William is a farm laborer. The family lives next door to John Luce (age 29) and his three children and Martha's parents -- Joseph and Sarah Luce (age 64).  
Marriage12/27/1910 Onaway MI (Presque Isle County) 57 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.  

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2 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
5 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
11 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
15 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
23 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
25 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
35 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
41 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
43 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
46 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
46 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.
47 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
48 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
49 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
50 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
52 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
52 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
52 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
58 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
59 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
60 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
69 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
69 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
70 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
7 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
8 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
28 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
31 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
54 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
58 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
59 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
63 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.
65 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
1 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
6 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
8 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
9 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
11 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
14 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
21 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
22 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
55 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
56 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.
55 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
60 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.
63 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
65 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
66 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.

Martha Luce
Born about 1856 and died about 1956.
They were married 9/30/1873.

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The Children of William H. Cross

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Mary A. Cross
Born in Alpena County, Michigan on September 21, 1884 and died in Rosscommon, Michigan about 1976. She was about 91 years old.

Burial beside her husband at Roscommon Village Cemetery....
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