William Eli CROSS

William Eli CROSS

Male 1841 - 1905  (63 years)

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  • Name William Eli CROSS  [1
    • Date of birth calculated from death record; William died on 6 Mar 1905 at age 63 years, 6 months, 13 days.

      William was the son of Eli & Sally (Slawson) Cross. He married Jennie Lee on 7 Feb 1862 in Rock county, Wisconsin. After William served in the Wisconsin infantry during the Civil War, they moved to a farm in Olmsted county, Minnesota and then to a farm in Hanson county, South Dakota. In the late 1800's, they moved to Perham, Minnesota where William worked as a day laborer.
      William passed away as a result of Uraemia (kidney failure) and heart disease.
      William & Jennie had two children, Linnie (Mrs. J.L. Hicks) and Lewis.

      *Note that obituaries of all 4 Cross family members (William, Jennie, Mrs. Linnie Hicks and Lewis) confirm the fact that they were all buried in the same cemetery next to each other. No footstones could be found by volunteer Travis who found the Cross Family Stone. If a family researcher would like more information please feel free to contact me. Out of respect for the Otter Tail County Historical Society, I will not be posting the obituaries on the memorials (Jennie's was already found online on a free genealogical site so I did post hers)

      Created by: Jeanne Pritchtt [1]
    Born 21 Aug 1841  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 1905  Perham, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Emanuel Evangelical Cemetery, Ottertail, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I85301  Main Tree
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 

    Father Eli CROSS,   b. 29 Jan 1806, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1894, Alexandria, Hanson Co., South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sally SLAWSON,   b. 14 Jan 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1859, Rock, Rock Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F20786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jennie LEE,   b. Aug 1843, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1903, Perham, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F35083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    William Eli Cross Headstone
    William Eli Cross Headstone
    William, the son of Eli Cross and Sally Slawson, is the husband of Jennie Lee. He is buried in the Emmanuel Evangelical Cemetery in Ottetail, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota.

    Created by: Jeanne Pritchett
    Photo added by: Travis

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.