Elizabeth “Lizzie or Lizza” <I>Milburn Cross</I> Kelly

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Elizabeth “Lizzie or Lizza” Milburn Cross Kelly

  • Birth Aug 1873 Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1919 Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 34488014

Elizabeth's first husband, by whom she had her children, was Santford Amos Cross.

Once her children were grown, Elizabeth separated from, or possibly divorced Santford, and maintained a home with Robert Kelly. She was known to the town then as Mrs. Kelly.

Upon her son Jake's return from World War 1, Jake persuaded his mother to leave Mr. Kelly and she was getting ready to go to the train station, when Mr. Kelly shot Jake, then shot her, and finally shot himself. All three died.

In addition to the children listed below, there was also a child, Una C. Cross whose tombstone may eventually be found in this cemetery. Una was born about 1894 and died between 1895 and 1900, according to censuses.

Family Members

Gravesite Details No headstone, but according to death certificate and newspaper report is buried here. She is probably buried next to her son Jacob Cross.





  • Created by: Hallie
  • Added: 5 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34488014
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Lizzie or Lizza” Milburn Cross Kelly (Aug 1873–16 Sep 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34488014, citing Elgin Cemetery, Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Hallie (contributor 47071542) .