Ronald Cross was born 1897 in Germanton, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Oakman Cross (1857-1934) and Susannah Jane Oakman (1861-1902) and died 25 September 1951 Peak Hill Hospital, Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes.
The death took place at the District Hospital last Tuesday of Mr. Ronald Cross, of Tomingley. The late Mr. Cross came to the district when he was only fourteen yean of age and had been farming on his property, "Spring Valley" until a few years ago. His nephew, Mr. Jim Davis, took over the property and Mr. Cross lived there and kept his interest in his racehorses. He was 67 years of age and a bachelor. He was one of seven brothers and had one sister. His brothers, Jack, Jim and Bill and sister, Mrs. Paddy Leary, came from Dubbo to attend the funeral. Mr. Ern Cross, of Tomingley is another brother.
The death occurred on September 25 in the Peak Hill Hospital of Ronald Cross, aged 53 years, of 'Oondooroo,' Tomingley. Although Mr. Cross had not been in the best of health for the past two months his sudden passing came as a great shock to his relatives and friends.
Having been a resident of the Tomingley district for the last 40 years, he was widely known and respected by all. He is survived by his brothers, Joseph (Austinmere), John, William and James (all of Dubbo), and one sister, Elsie (Mrs. W. P. Leary, of 'Midway,' Dubbo), and one stepsister [NB actually "half-sister"], Jane (Mrs. Davis, of Wagga). The funeral took place at Peak Hill on Thursday, September 26. The interment was made in the Church of England portion of the Peak Hill cemetery, following a service at the church which was largely attended.