|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1888|
From 1887 until July 1888, John Myers Cross was the sheriff of Woodsdale, Kansas, which was founded by Samuel Newitt Wood.
On July 25, 1888, Sheriff Cross and three of his deputiesóCyrus W. "Ted" Eaton, Robert Hubbard, and Rolland Timothy "Rolly" Wilcoxówere killed at Wild Horse Lake, in No Man's Land. The incident became known as the "Hay Meadow Massacre," and several websites now provide the details of what happened there.
One of Cross' deputies, Herbert Tonney, survived and testified at the resultant murder trial. It was held in June-July 1890, in the United States District Court in Paris, Texas.
In the 1930s, Cross' grave was moved from the Woodsdale Cemetery to the Moscow Cemetery. Its new location can be determined from the information given for the Woodsdale Cemetery.
John Myers Cross was married to Miriam Rabold Stickler Cross. The couple had eight children.
Ammi Cross (1818 - 1882)
Miram Strickler Berkshire (1851 - 1918)
Edward Ami Cross (1870 - 1937)*
Lillian Myers Cross Dunmire (1872 - 1926)*
Martha Kendig Cross Rowantree (1873 - 1947)*
Roy Cross (1885 - 1935)*
Guy Cross (1888 - 1922)*
Plot: Section 13, Lot 1
Created by: David Aspelin
Record added: Mar 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86218677
Added: Jan. 26, 2014
Rest in peace.|
Added: Sep. 4, 2012