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William Cross and Family
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Index to names

A

Ackley

Ackley, Agnes (married August 1, 1888)

Ada (William’s daughter, never married)

Adams (and Baum one of the Shurburn burglars)

Adams, Ben

Adison

Alber

Anderson, Mrs.

Anna (William’s daughter…married William “Billy” Hay who is referred to in the diaries as “Billy”)

B

Ball, Mr.

Bankson, Lant ( this has to be a relative of William’s wife, Louisa, her maiden name was Bankson…so far have not been able to identify him)

Barber, Shirley

Barstow

Barns (“Barns girl”)

Baum (and Adams, one of the Shurburn burglars)

Becking, Mr. And Mrs. (Mrs. Becking’s mother’s funeral was in December 1888 in Wisconsin-In 1900 there is an Otto C. born 1859 in Wisconsin wife Ida, daughter Ella, Frances, and Mamie born MN 1892 living near William

Billy ( William Hay who married William’s daughter, Anna)

Bird, Ed

Blaisdell

Blaisdell, John

Blanchard, Carry

Blanchard, Fred and wife

Blinco, Nels (died Aug 3, 1890)

Blines, Frank

Blines, Nels

Bowdry, Charley (This is Charlie Boudrye who married Flora Huston, she is believed to have been the neice or step neice of William)

Bowen, Ida

Bowen, John

Bowen, Magy (could be Mazy)

Brimmer (may be Bummer)

Brockman (There is an August Brockmann living very near William in 1911)

Brooks

Brown

Buck, Mr.

Bullard

Bullard, George (said killed by the cars)

Burdick

Burnham, Arthur (This may be Louisa’s Uncle)

Burton, Gream

Burton, Jim

Burton, Lenny (to see more about Lenny-click here)

C

Cadwell, Mr.

Canright, Mr.

Carelton, E.

Carelton, Mell

Carelton, Mr. And wife

Carelton, Scot

Carlos/Cartos

Carlton, Mell

Caston, Jimmy

Caston or Castion, John

Chase, Cornell

Chaney, Bill

Chancy (I believe this is Chancy Jones who is living next to my grandfather in 1880 he was 40 and wife was Tina)

Churchyard, Mr.

Clay

Clandening

Cole

Coltard

Coltin

Colton, Harmy (died October 26, 1885)

Constance and wife

Cook, Mr.

Corder, Mr. (could he mean Carter?)

Cripps, Charlie

Cregles

Crothers

Cruden, M.C.

Cunningham

Cunningham, Dick

Currier

Currey

Cutter

D

Dale, Bert

Dankie ( Carl Dahnky lives near William in 1911)

Davis, Marvin

Day, Mrs. (died March 25, 1886)

Denny, Ian

Dewit

Dible, Billy

Dickinson (C. Dickenson lives very near William in 1911)

Dimhart

Dora

Dorethy, Mr.

Dorethy, Scot

Doyle

Doyle, Billy (married June 22, 1891)

Doyle, Garret (date of death May 7, 1936)

Doyle, Katie

Drietchman

Dunn

Dustin

Dutchman

E

Ellis, George

Enoch

Eton

F

Featherstone

Fenner (There is a Ferdinand Fenner living near William in 1911)

Finner, Mrs.

Flenner

Firmen

Fletcher and wife

Flora (this may be William’s niece, Flora Huston Boudrye or Flora Groff- he mentions Flora a lot, this Flora is a school teacher)

Folet, Ann ( also spelled Follet)

Folet, Gessy

Foss, Al

Foss, Herman (William calls him “Herm”)

Foss, Mrs (died March 9, 1891)

Foster, Adelia

Foster, Doc

Foster, George

Frazier, Bonny

Fred

Freeman, Frank

G

Ganoe, Cora (died November 13, 1883 - 1880 census Blue Earth City, Faribault, Minnesota, age 17 father Marion Gano, mother Catherine, brother Rupert, and sister Effie)

Ganoe, Maud

Ganoe, Rupert (1880 census Blue Earth City, Faribault, Minnesota, age 15 father Marion Gano, mother Catherine, sister Cora, and sister Effie)

George (Williams son, no discovery of marriage yet)

Gilbert, Al

Gilmore, Mr.

Gleason

Goldsmith, Anna

Goldsmith, Ella

Goldsmith, Henry

Goldsmith, Ida

Gordin, Mary

Gorman, John

Grant, General

Grant, Girty

Gream

Groff, Bill (This must be William Groff who lived near my grandfather in 1880 age 36, wife Mary, daughters Flora and Emma they are also listed in the 1870 census William says he was born in Iowa, died Feb. 23, 1887)

Groff, Erma

Groff, Flora (born March 1869)

Groff, Mary ( born Oct 1849 Mary is married to Jesse Teeter in 1900 and daughter Flora is living with her and Jesse)

Groff, Mrs (this is Mary Groff)

Groff, Vera (died September, 25, 1886)

H

Hall, Bob (This must be Robert Hall found in the 1880 census…the household is Robert age 61 NY; Margarett wife age 49 NY; Kate age 28 CT; Robert age 26 CT; George age 23 WI; Lilly age 19 WI; Lula age 13 MN; Truman age 10 MN; Flos age 4 MN Pleasant Prairie, Martin County, Minnesota )

Hall, Carlos

Hall, George (found with father Robert in 1880 census)

Hall, Kate (found with father Robert in 1880 census)

Hall, Lola (did she marry George Jones?)

Hall, Lucy (In the 1870 census near William is a J.H Hall age 40 from New York with wife Lucy and children Albert, Edmond, and Amy)

Hall, Old Mr.

Hall, Truman (found with father Robert in 1880 census)

Hammond, Katie

Hanks

Harlow (in 1880 there is a Freeland Harlow 44; Jennie 32; Grace 3; and many other servants in this household in Fairmont MN0

Harlow, Fred

Hasenbach

Haulting, Mrs.

Hautling, Old Mr. (buried October 2, 1890)

Hausenbech

Hausenbach

Hattie

Hay, Billy

Hay, Vincent

Headly

Heaoly

Hekley

Hemphill

Henry

Herman

Hide, Joe and wife

Hill, Albert (went to Kansas March 28, 1887)

Hill, Amy

Hill, Bill (n 1887 he writes “William Hill here from Dakota”)

Hill, Eddie

Hill, Fletcher

Hill, Flora

Hill, Listy(?)

Hill, Lucy

Hill, Milo

Hill, Rob

Hill, S.

Hill, Seta

Hill, Tyler(?)

Hill, Wash

Hill, Will

Hines

Hodgeman, Bill

Hoffman, Mrs. (died January 30, 1881)

Hoffman, William

Holcomb

Holmes

Hope, Will

Horr, Senator

Houseman, Fred

Humphries, Mr.

Huntly

Huston, John

Huston, Mrs.

I
Ingersoll, Mrs.

J

Jano, Rupert

Jim

Jimmy

Johnson

Johnson, Frank

Jones, Chancy (found Chancy Jones in 1880 census living next to my grandfather, wife Tina, Chauncy Jones died December 24, 1917-1910 census I see Chauncy Jones in Fairmont age 73 still with wife Christina. It says he had 4 children with 2 still living)

Jones, Frank

Jones, Fred

Jones, George (Lola Hall 22 April 1888, of East Chain, Minnesota)

Jones, Jo

Jones, John

Jones, Marion (In 1870 Marion is living with his grandmother, Ann Jones, he is 13 years old and born in Wisconsin, he lives close to William

Jones, Mrs.

Jones, Old Mrs.

Jones, Sam

Jones, Tina

Jones (2 Jones boys)

K

Karney, Miss

Keiler

Keeler

Keeler, Katie

Kindal, Gad

L

Lalburton

Lamberton

Lamphur

Lasby, Jim (died March 8, 1883)

Lawson (could be Lansen, Lanson, Lawsen )

Lawson, Clous

Lawson, Miss

Lawson, Mr.

Lawson, Mrs. P.

Lawson, Peter

Leat, Lucy

Leeler (this is prob Seeler)

Leet (there are 2 Leet’s in the 1880 census near my grandfather…Rudolph was one of them)

Leet, Ran or Ron

Leet, Susa

Leffingwell, Gerome and wife

Leigh, Fred

Lessing

Lesta

Livingood

Livermore

Livermore, Charlie (had meat market)

Livermore, Frank

Loag, Nora

Logue, Nora

Lola and Lill (must be the Hall’s)

Lord, Arthur

Louisa (William’s wife, Louisa Bankson Cross)

Lounsberry (the Loonsberry’s are living in Fairmont in 1870)

Lowe

Lowe, John

Lowe, Mrs.

Lowe, Tom

Lowensbury

Luna

M

McDonald

McKeny (could be McKay), Mils or Milo

McMacurden, James (see also McCruden and Cruden)

Main

Manter, Mr and son

Marston

Martin, Dick

Martin, Frank

Martin, Jule

Martin, Julie

Martin, Julya

Martin, Mrs.

Maston

Math???, Charlie

Matson, Ela

Matson, Leily

Matson, Mr. (This may be Arron Matson-William says he died May 11, 1888-and he calls him old, William was just ten years younger than Arron)

Maye, Old (could be Mage or Maze)

Mead, Liza (from Iowa)

Mead, Mr.

Michell

Millard

Miller, Ann

Miller, Herman

Miller, J (could have been Johnny or Jimmy)

Miller, Laury and her cousin

Miller, Mike

Miller, Mrs. (from Jackson)

Miller, Vill

Milo (in 1870 there is a Milo Loaffingwek(?) living with William and his family who is 34 from New York, his wife Fleatha(?) born in Wisconsin is with him in 1880 there is a Milo Blowers who is living in Tenhassen with wife Susan and 2 children)

Miner

Mitchel

Mitchell, Bill

Mitchell, John (John is the son of Charles Mitchell in Pleasant Prairie, Martin County, Minnesota in the 1880 census, he is the brother to Mary and his mother is Bridget)

Mitchell, Mary (sister to John)

More, Lucius (in Chicago)

More, Mr.

Matt

Muffley, Edna

Murphy, Ann (In census 1880, near my grandfathers home, husband 20 years older named Michael) (died April 16, 1885)

Murphy, Ed

Murphy, Mary (from Huntley)

Murphy, Mell

Murphy, Pat

Murphy, Sarah (daughter of Ann and Michael Murphy in 1880 census)

Murry, Kate (also talks about Mrs. Murry who died March 7, 1883)

Myers, Minnie

Myers, sick baby

N

Nichols, Cora (Ralph Cross married here in 1886)

Nichols, George (Cora’s father)

Nichols, Nettie and her sister (this is Cora’s sisters Annetta and Charolette)

Nichols, Sarah Decker (Cora’s mother)

Nut Mr.

Nutter, Lon (I believe he is Alonzo Nutter who is living in Pleasant Prairie in 1880, there is also a George Nutt and a William living near by)

Nutter, Luke

Nutter, William

O

Obermyer

O’Conner

Older, Lil

Older, Nettie (sister to Seth listed in the 1880 census in Fairmont Minnesota)

Older, Seth (Seth is the son of Francis C Older in the 1880 census age 28…has siblings Jason, Dora, Elmer and Nettie)

Oliver

P

Page

Pain

Park, Frank

Parker

Parlto, Katie (could be Partto-died 1891)

Patterson, Mrs. (from Jackson)

Peck, Bill

Peniger, Nettie

Penoyer, Mrs (mother of George H. Nichol’s wife, Cora Nichols Cross’ sister in law)

Petrie

Petrie, Ethel

Petrie, Ola

Petrie, Ollie

Petrie, Mr.

Pfeiffer, Matt

Phillips, Mr. (from Wisconsin)

Pircey

Pitman

Pixley (This is George F. Pixley….The MN Historical Society says this…. His “160-acre farm, which he purchased in 1874; Pixley also built the country store on his farm in 1881, where the post office remained until 1894.”In 1870 he is living in Pleasant Prairie with daughter Emma –age 16 and he is listed as a Farmer age 32 born in Vermont, also is son George age 5 born in New York and daughter Rosa age 1 born in Minnesota-see link)

Prentice, Orin

Provis

Provist
 

R

Ralph ( William’s son, married Cora Nichols)

Rice, Arvilly

Rice, Miss Canna

Robinson (could be Robison)

Rogers, Frank

Roids

Root, Mrs.

Rouse (In 1870 living near William is a Rouse age 43 from New York with wife Sarah)

Rouse, Bert

Rowley

Ruble

Rudolph

S

Sager

Schultz (this family lives very near the Cross family, in 1900 census there is listed Otto 48; Bertha 37; Ida 18; Albert 17; Frank 15; Emma 13; and Otto 10 also in another household is listed George 47; Sarah 32; John F 7.; Emma E. 4)

Schultz, Lena

Scott, George

Searl, Harry

Seeler

Seeler, Paul

Segar

Sessing

Sinclair

Shoopak

Slanegar

Smith, Charlie (from Blue Earth)

Smith, J.

Snow, Mr.

Spencer, John

Spicer

Stewart, Jed

Still, Henry

Stinchfield

Stow, Mr.

Style, Anna

Style, Fred (1900 Fairmont census Fred M Style age 44 born Wales born may 1856, wife Carrina, children William and Louisa)

Style, Harry

Style, Henry (Henry Albert Style died March 4, 1916-1900 Fairmont census born Jan 1862 in Ireland, wife Annie, children Glenne, Rosamund, Viola, Brenda)

Sweet, Mr.

T

Tanner

Tanner, Doug

Tanner, Jake

Tanner, John

Tanner, Mr.

Tanner, Mrs. (died July 1888)

Tatie, Mr.

Teeter (In 1900 Jesse Teeter is married to Mary Groff c-1892 and has step daughter Flora Groff living there he was born Aug 1823 and born in NY In 1860 he is living in Columbia County Wisconsin with wife Catherine, son Westley, daughter Christine, and son Charles)

Teeter, George

Teeter, Jessie and wife

Teeter, Lesty (Lesta)

Teeter, Mrs. (died February 7, 1885…called “Old Mrs. Teeter” there is another William mentions being sick in 1886 and died December 24, 1886/ In 1880 they are living in Plymouth County, Iowa Jessie is 56, wife Catherine is 63, son Wesley is 36 born NY, Wesley’s wife Alice 28 born NY, Wesley’s son Lesty is 10 born Wisconsin, his son George is 6 born WI, son Jessie age 6 born WI, and daughter Birdybate is 4 born WI)

Teeter, Wesley and wife (in 1900 it says he was born Sept 1839 in Wisconsin and is married to Alice-married 33 years, had daughter Jessie born Wisconsin 1874, Katie born Wisconsin 1876, son George born Wisconsin 1874)

Tess

Tine

Tine, Mary

Tinker, Harry

Tinker, Tom

Townsend, Mrs.

Traucler

Turner, Claude

Turner, Mr.

Turner (2 girls)

V

VanAlstine, Charlie

VanDyke, Mr.

Veisselman, John

Viesellman, William

W

Wagner

Waggoner

Wallace

Ward, Ruben (died in Chicago April 9, 1891 buried April 12, 1891)

Warner (2 boys)

Warner, Mr. (and family)

Weber, Caroline

Wesley

Weshlean, Mr. ( I believe this is John Welchlen who lives next to William in 1911)

Weshlen (Boy hurt-Jan 7, 1891)

Whirland

White, Mrs.

Whitey, Mrs. And girls

Whitney, Ann (and girls)

Whitney, Mrs.

Whiting, Shirm (also talks about the ‘Whiting girls’)

Whitney, Sherman (and “James to” is this a Whitney as well?) (He is listed in the 1880 census Rolling Green, Martin County, Minnesota as age 16, his father is Trup B. Whitney age 55)

Wickham, Charley

Wilkens

Wilkins, Dan and wife

Williams, Mrs.

Wilson, Jim

Wilson, John (of Tilot Grove)

Wilson, Mrs.

Wing, Mrs.

Winkins, Mrs

Woleston

Wolostan

Wright

Y

Yatch, Mr. And Mrs.

Young, Bill

Young, Johny

 

 

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