George Henry Cross gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 18, 1929 in Maywood, Cook County, IL
M. Veteran (October 17, 1950 – April 21, 1952)
D. June 30, 1991 in Woodstock, McHenry County, IL
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  • Father: Henry D. Cross born about 1901 in Illinois; married Mary E. Bobleter in 1927 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Henry died June 5, 1954 in Wonder Lake, McHenry County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, June 10, 1954, page 16:

   “Henry Cross, Sr., 53, a resident of Deep Spring Woods subdivision at Wonder Lake for about twelve years, died suddenly at his home Saturday night of a heart attack.  Mr. Cross operated a filling station in Woodstock.
   Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Cross; two sons, George Cross and Henry Cross, Jr.
   Funeral services were held in Chicago.”

  • Mother: Mary Elizabeth (Bobleter) Cross born October 21, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of John Bobleter and Mary (Bottoms) Bobleter; Mary died January 29, 1965 in Woodstock, McHenry County, IL; buried in Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Friday, February 1, 1985, page 5:

Mary E. Cross
   Mary E. Cross, 80, of Wonder Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1965, in Memorial Hospital for McHenry County, Woodstock.  She was born Oct. 21, 1904, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Mary (Bottoms) Bobleter.
   Mrs. Cross resided in Wonder Lake since 1940 and had been a proofreader for the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun Times, until her retirement in 1970.  She was a member of Chicago Typographical Union 16 and Ladies Guild of St. Ann Episcopal Church, Woodstock.
   Surviving are two sons, Henry of Addison, Ill. and George of Ingleside, Ill.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   In 1927, in Chicago, she married Henry Cross, who preceded her in death in 1954.  She was also preceded in death by four brothers.
   A Requiem Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Ann’s church, with the Rev. William Bergmann officiating; and burial in Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.  Visitation was held from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Schneider-Leucht-Merwin-Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.”

  1. Donna Marie (Cross) Lubeno born June 19, 1956 in Woodstock, McHenry County, IL; married James Floyd Lubeno (1943-2016) between 1989-1999, son of Floyd Lubeno and Frances (Schwery) Lubeno; married (1) Sally Jean Kuecker on November 1966 in Hebron, McHenry County, IL, daughter of LavernKuecker; Donna died July 24, 2000 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Donna Marie (Cross) Lubeno buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Carrie (Cross) Kubetz born September 4, 1954; married Richard Paul Kubetz II on May 21, 1977 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL, son of Richard P. Kubetz (1927-1995) and Marion Carol (Bonga) Kubetz (1930-1981) (of Urbana IL)
  • Siblings:
    • Henry Delansen “Hank” Cross, Jr. born March 15, 1931 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Korean War Navy Veteran, seaman 1st class, married Karen Joyce Pfaff (1933-2006) on November 5, 1953 in Cook County, IL; Henry died January 20, 1998 in Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, January 22, 1996, page 189:

Henry Cross
   Henry Cross, 66, of Addison died Tuesday in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.  Burn in Chicago, Mr. Cross was a coordinator for Illinois Bell for 36 years.  He also served in the Navy as a seaman 1st class during the Korean War.  Survivors include his wife, Karen; two daughters, Luane Raudabaugh and Karen “Kaycee” Rondano; two sons, Mark and Andrew; and five grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday in Humes Funeral Home, 320 W. Lake St., Addison.  Services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 330 E. Fullerton Ave., Addison.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Forest Park Village, Cook County, IL living at 229 North Marengo Ave., the household members were:

“Henry D. Cross, head, age 29, married at age 27, born in Illinois, parents born in Iowa, occupation: lineman – telephone; Mary E. Cross, wife, age 25, married at age 23, born in Illinois, parents born in Iowa; George H. Cross, son, age 1, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Oak Park,  Cook County, IL living at 906 Lombard, the household members were:

“Henry D. Cross, head, age 39, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: laborer – metal perforator; Mary E. Cross, wife, age 35, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: copy holder – printing company; George H. Cross, son, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Henry D. Cross Jr., son, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935”

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: George Henry Cross; Place of Residence: RFD #1 Ringwood, McHenry County, Illinois; Mailing Address: “Same”; Telephone: Wonder Lake 671; Age in Years: 18; Date of Birth: March 18, 1929; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois; Employer’s Name and Address: Student; Race: White; Height: 5′ 9″; Weight: 142; Eyes: Brown; Hair: lt Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: Mar 18 1947″

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Area around Wonder Lake, McHenry County, IL, the household members were:

“Harry D Cross, head, age 49, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Electrical Repair – Appliance Co, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: Father: U.S., Mother: England, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S8, Did he finish this grade?: Yes, Last year, in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: 40, Last year, (1949), how much money did he earn working as employee for wages or salary?: $1800, If this person is a family head – Income received by his relatives in the household?: $4000, Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during – WWII?: No, WWI?: No, Any other time, including present service?: No; Mary E Cross, wife, age 45, married, born in Illinois; George H Cross, son, age 21, never married, born in Illinois, Repair man – Telephone Co; Henry D Cross, son, age 19, never married, born in Illinois, Grocery Clerk – Retail Grocery”

According to the Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL) Monday, July 1, 1991, page 18:

   McHENRY – George H. Cross, 62, McHenry, died Sunday June 30, 1991, at Memorial Hospital Woodstock.
   He was born March 18, 1929, in Maywood, Ill., to Henry and Mary Bobletter.
   On June 17, 1950, he married Elaine Klemm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Round Lake. He graduated from McHenry Community High School in 1946. He was employed by Illinois Bell from 1946 to 1960.
   A Former McHenry resident, in 1960 he moved to Volo and was the proprietor of the Cross Sport and Gun Shop until 1988. Since 1988, he has been a consultant in the gunsmith profession.
   He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the McHenry Chamber of Commerce. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.
   He is survived by his wife, Elaine; two daughters, Carrie (Richard) Kubez of Urbana and Donna (James) Lubeno-Cross of Grayslake; two grandchildren, Erica and Leah; and one brother, Henry (Karen) Cross of Addison.
   He was preceded in death by his parents. No visitation will be held. Friends may greet the family at Zion Lutheran Church Wednesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.
   Memorials bay be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Foundation
   George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.”