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I want give an extra special welcome to Jim Cross and Monica Smith. Two long lost Cross cousins that I have been searching for, for a very long time!
Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.

Most of this information was probably obtained from talking to living relatives and from researching public records. In the course of doing this research, I've discovered that I have many more relatives than I ever thought possible! I cherish each and every new cousin that I find!! Thank you all for becoming part of my extended family!!

This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information or photographs that might help round out the picture.

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I would like to use this space to thank the many people who were so helpful to me in my search, and without whom, none of this would have been possible.

First, to my grandmother Dolores Stanton Skvaril (Grandma Tom)-Thanks for trusting me with the family photos and passing on our wonderful history to me. It is because of you that I began this never ending quest, thanks for teaching me what family can really mean!

Second to my uncle, Rollin Cross, who never stops amazing me with the information he finds!! He always keeps me on my toes and is there to keep me at this computer with just one more Spoor to key in!!! Through our searching, I have not only found our history, but a great friend in my uncle!!

Finally, Thanks to all of my cousins who stepped up and sent me info that I would have otherwise not have found. You are all very special to me and I hope we will always be in touch!!! Art Gagnier; Dale Decker; Elizabeth Nagle; Hershel Spoor; Jacqueline Waters Urban; Jean Crump; Jerry Behrendsen; Jill and Paul Galea; Joni McFadden; June Larpenteur; Karon Schoning; Laurie John; Leonard Stanton; Lyman Stanton; Marjorie Hutchinson; Randy Larpenter; Rudi Lebens; Sharon Lang; Stephen Bossert; Susan Tench; and Tom Hammitt. Also thanks to all of you who helped me straighten out your lines of the tree!!       


Cross Family
Back: Florence, Rollin, Cora, Ralph, Harold, Doris Front: Francis, Cecil, Louisa, William c 1913

"It is they that have made us what we are, and we exist only thru them. Not only are we what they were, we are
     nothing more, nothing else than they continue to be. Death has not carried them far way from us; he has planted
     them within us. And now it is within us that they are, within us that they exist and have their being, and we are
     nothing but their shadows. When we forget them it is our whole future that we lose sight of,and when we fail to
     respect them it is our immortal soul that we are trampling under our feet."

          Maeterlinck's The Power of the Dead"

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