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Virginia Crosby Bancroft
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Birth: May 15, 1904
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1953
San Francisco County
California, USA

From the Aug 24, 1953 edition of The Times (San Mateo, CA), page 1:

Woman Jumps Off Gate Span

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-A well-dressed woman climbed over the rail of [the] Golden Gate bridge early today and plunged into the bay, more than 240 feet below.

A passing motorist, , said he noticed a car stopped on the bridge, then saw the woman clinging to the outside of the bridge rail. He ran to her but she dropped from sight before he could reach her.

The car was traced through its registration to James S Bancroft of 2033 Oakland avenue, Piedmont. He said his wife, Mrs. Virginia Crosby Bancroft, 49, was missing. She had been ill recently.

Her father was Dr. Daniel Crosby, former president of the Alameda County Medical association, who died in 1944.

There were no notes in the automobile.

From other news reports, she leaped just after midnight. Her body was recovered on the 26th near the north tower of the bridge by a Coast Guard boat.
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  Daniel Crosby (1874 - 1944)
  Virginia Gertrude Dixon Crosby (1874 - 1907)
  Daniel Dixon Crosby (1901 - 1916)*
  Virginia Crosby Bancroft (1904 - 1953)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Additional information from the California Death Index
Evergreen Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
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Record added: Jul 22, 2011
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