Obit: Cross, Harry, A. #2 (1878 - 1910)

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Surnames: Cross, Wessells, Farnsworth, Duge


----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/17/1910


Cross, Harry, A. #2 (18 OCT 1878 - 13 MAR 1910)


The many friends of Harry Cross were shocked Monday to hear of his untimely death.  Mr. Cross died at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Jacob Duge, at Dundee, Ill., last Sunday night.  His mother and sister, Miss Helen, were called there Saturday, and they returned here (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) yesterday morning, bring the remains here for burial.


Harry Alexander Cross was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cross and was born in Neillsville Oct. 18, 1878.  He attended school here and spent his life here until within the past few years, when he went upon the stage.  Harry was a bright, intelligent young man, an accomplished musician and in vaudeville was making an excellent name for himself.  For more than a year he had bee suffering with acute diabetes, and last week while playing at a Chicago theater, was compelled to quit work and went to Dundee to rest up, with the result that death overtook him there.  His father died in 1892, so he is survived by his sorrowing mother and sister, and by his uncle, Jerry Cross, and aunts, Vergine Cross of Eau Claire, Mrs. Wessells of Chicago and Mildred H. Wessells of Denver, Col.  Other relatives surviving him and who also accompanied the remains to this city were W. L. Wessells of Chicago, Mrs. Geo. Farnsworth and Jacob Duge of Dundee, Ill.; an uncle, John L. Wessells lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.


The funeral was held yesterday at the family residence,, at 2 o’clock, Rev. Risser officiating.



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