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From: "Marion Merlynn" <>
Subject: RE: [ZA] CROSSON USA
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 07:43:16 +0200
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Good morning Marielle
I already have the records that are avail in SA. Unfortunately, his parents
names are omitted and instead 'deceased' is noted in the space provided. Also,
birthplace is noted as America and nationality as Irish American. His age at the time of his
death on 21/11/1942 is 62yrs 9 mths. Which would make his date of birth 28/2/1880.
28/2 was given to me by family. However on his marriage certificate iro his marriage
to my ggmother Edith on 24/10/1914, his age is noted as 37 years. This would then mean he
was born in 1877 instead of 1880. Anyway I think that he would be in a better position to
know his age at the time of his marriage. Maybe someone made a mistake with it at the time
of his death. Anyway it's either 1877 or 1880.
Any info that you may be able to obtain on my behalf would be greatly appreciated.
From: Marielle Ford [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 3:01 PM
Subject: [ZA] CROSSON USA
Should we assume that you have already had access to this file in the Natal
archives, which should contain his death notice, and which may just possibly
name his parents or his place & date of birth, or even both?
DESCRIPTION CROSSON, GEORGE PORTER. (S/S CROSSON, EDITH ANN) (BORN
If not, then I would suggest that this might be your first point of
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marion Merlynn" <>
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: [ZA] RE: CROSSON USA
> Good morning Ina
> My ggfather GEORGE PORTER CROSSON was born in the USA. His parents whose
> are unknown to me but with surname CROSSON emigrated from Ireland to USA
> he was born. He was the youngest of the family. His sibling were FRED
> BILL CROSSON, EFFIE CROSSON AND MINNIE CROSSON. Minnie married a RUSSELL
> name unknown) and had two sons: EDWIN RUSSELL AND JAMES RUSSELL. My
> ggfather was
> born bet. 1875 and 1880. He came to South Africa in the 1900's. He
> married my
> ggmother EDITH ANNE WHITE( nee HOPKINS) in 1914 in SA. I am hoping to
> find his birth
> details/baptismal details. He belonged to the Church of England in SA.
> Can you help?
> I do not know when exactly his parents arrived in USA or in which county
> they settled.
> They were naturalized.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ina Penberthy [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZA] RE: CROSSON USA
> Hi Merlynn,
> Sorry I did not follow the previous messages on the subject. What kind of
> lookup do you have in mind?
> Ina Penberthy
> Seattle, Washington
> Dear Listers
> Are there any members residing in the USA who woulod be willing to do a
> look up for me?
> Merlynn Marion
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