Cross, Genia

4B24 - Genia Cross
Plot Location 4B24
Surname Cross
Given Name(s) Genia
Place of Birth Minsk
Date of Birth (Eng) 1894
Date of Birth (Heb)
Date of Death (Eng) April 2, 1962
Date of Death (Heb) 27 Adar II 5722
Age at Death 65
Hebrew Name
Spouse’s Name George Edwin Cross
Father’s Name
Mother’s Name
Other Surnames
Sex F
Marital Status W
Maiden Name Talesnik
Title (e.g., Dr)
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)
Cause of Death
Other Family Data There were no children.
Inscription (Eng) IN MEMORY OF GENIA CROSS DIED 2 APRIL 1962
Inscription (Heb) פנ האשה געניע קראס נפטרה כז אדר א תשכב ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
Inscription (Other)
Historical The Hebrew date is incorrect. It should be Adar II (אדר ב).

She lived at 7A Mirador Mansions on Nathan Road in TST. Her probate states that she died at Kowloon Hospital.

She and George married in the Shanghai Anglican Church on November 28, 1919. George worked in Shanghai as a customs officer. He is recorded as being a member of the Freemasons (Foochow, 1912 and Hankow, 1915) so he and Genia most likely met there. In 1938, he was employed as a harbour master, though it’s unclear where in China they were living. By 1939, George had retired, presumably because he had turned 60 that year. On a 1925 ship’s manifest, their address in the UK is listed at being 164 Ellison Street, Jarrow (which is east of Newcastle). However, on a 1938 manifest, he is listed as coming from Chichester, Sussex. He died on December 10, 1942 while on active service for the HKVDC. He had been a POW since 1941. He is buried in the Stanley Military Cemetery, plot 1.A.81. He was 63.

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