IV. FOURTH GENERATION: MARGARET LOUISE CROSS

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Margaret L. Cross, daughter of Roscoe pioneer settlers, Robert J. Cross and Hannah Benedict, born in Roscoe, Winnebago Co., Ill., on 21 April 1839.1, 2 She died in 1918, at her daughter's home in Chicago, Ill.

She married James L. McAffee on 22 March 1866 in Roscoe.3

They had three children,

(1) Hannah J.,

(2) Julia Ellen, and

(3) James Caten.

City Directories and Census data-

  • In 1900 Margaret L McAffee was living with her husband James McAffee in Roscoe
  • In 1902 Margaret L McAffee, widow of James, was living with her daughter Julia and son-in-law Ernest I Worcester at 2520 N 44th ave Chicago.
  • In 1910 Margaret McAffee, widow of James, was living with her daughter Hannah J and son-in-law Peter Ralston at 4328 Lowell Ave, Chicago
  • In 1911 Margaret McAffee, widow of James, was living with her daughter Hannah J and son-in-law Peter Ralston at 4328 Lowell Ave, Chicago

The book "Sinnissippi Saga"4 shows her in a group picture on page 21. The same picture appears on page 48 of "The Picture Story of Roscoe".5

She died in Chicago 18 October 1918 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. W. Ralston after a week's illness with pneumonia. (Grave Marker view)

At the time, her other daughter Julia E. Worcester was also living in Chicago, and her son James C. McAffee was living in Beloit, Wisconsin. Her cousin, Mrs. Samuel Norton was living in Rockford, Ill.

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Front- William J, Margarel L Cross McAffee
Back- Evelyn M, Kenneth McA, Hannah J, P William, Dorothy J
About early 1918 since Thomas is missing.

  1. Sources:
  2. Source (2), Pg. 621.
  3. Source (36), page 7, Cross's.
  4. Source (36), page 7.
  5. Source (1).
  6. Source (35), page 48.
  7. Source (8), Sat. 19 October 1918, Pg. 2.
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