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Dallas Morning News, 26 April 1960: O. H. Cross Rites Held. Central Texas Bureau of the News. Waco, Texas. Graveside services for Texas’ oldest ex-congressman, O. H. Cross of Waco, were held in Hearne Monday afternoon. Cross, a native of Eutaw, Alabama, was 91 years old, four months older than John Nance Garner, with whom he served in the Texas Legislature. Cross died at 6 p.m. Sunday. He was a resident of a Waco nursing home. After studying law at the University of Alabama he lived briefly in New Mexico before moving to McGregor. He was county attorney of McLennan County from 1902 to 1904; was in congress from 1928 through 1936. He succeeded Tom Connally in Congress and was succeeded himself by Waco’s W. R. Poage. He married Miss Mary Watt, daughter of a pioneer McLennan County family with extensive land holdings west of Waco. She died in 1953. The Watt and Cross former farm land today is the site of Waco’s largest shopping center and Baylor’s football stadium. Cross is survived by a son and daughter and two grandchildren, all of California.[1697]

     452.    viii.   James F. Cross, born 1870

Children of James Fleming Cross and Mary Elizabeth Goodloe:

     453.      ix.   Mattie Leora Cross, born 1873, died 1875

     454.       x.   French Goodloe Cross, born 2 February 1876, Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, died June 1926, Eutaw, Greene County, buried Oak Hill Cemetery.[1698] He married 12 July 1904, Greene County, to Olivia Lucius, born circa 1885, Alabama, died 20 January 1962, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, daughter of Richard Lucius and Margaret Taylor.[1699] French G. and Olivia Cross lived in Greene County, Alabama, in 1910. He was a dry goods merchant.[1700]



[1697] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 26 April 1960, p. 4.

[1698] Alabama Death Record. French Goodloe Cross, Sr., born 2 February 1876, Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, died June 1926, Eutaw. Parents: James F. Cross, Mary Goodloe. Spouse: Olivia Lucius Cross. Male, white, age 50 years, 4 months, 26 days, married. Both parents born Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. Occupation: merchandise. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery.

[1699] Alabama Death Record. Olivia Lucius Cross, died 20 January 1962, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Parents: Richard Lucius, Margaret Taylor. Female, age 77 years, born 1885.

[1700] 1910 U.S. Census, Greene County, Alabama, S.D. 6, E.D. 19, Sheet 1A, Eutaw. Cross, French G., age 35, mar1, mar 7 yrs., born Ala. Ala. Tenn.; Olivia, wife, age 26, mar1, mar 7 yrs., born Ala. Ala. Ala., had had 4 children, 4 living; Mary R., dau., age 5; Lucia W., dau., age 3; French G., Jr., son, age 2; Lillie B. Cross, dau., age 1 1/12; Clemmie Taylor, aunt, age 40, single, born Ala. Ala. Ala., all white. And, 2 servants.

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