On the 1930 census of Los Angeles CA ED 532, assembly district 67, are Alexander H Temperly and his wife Adena E and their children Ralph and Mary.
The California Death Index lists Alex Henry Temperly born 27 November 1892 in Indiana; mother's maiden name Hay; died 23 May 1944 in San Diego.On the 1930 census he indicated that his father was born in Indiana and his mother was born in Illinois.
The California Death Index and the Social Security Death Index list Ralph William Temperly born 20 Sep 1914; died 10 June 1995 in Canyon Country, Los Angeles CA 91351; mother nee Cross.
California Birth records lists Mary R Temperly born 18 Oct 1920 in Los Angeles; mother nee Cross.
Alec / Alexander and Adena and their children were residing in the home of her parents Thomas William and Clara Jane (Barrett) Cross at the time of that 1930 census.
When Adena's father Thomas William Cross died in Los Angeles in 1957 Adena was the informant and signed the death certificate as Adena Elder.Apparently Alexander Temperly died in 1944 and between 1944 and 1957 Adena had married a Mr. Elder.
However, in 1959 we find that Adena Elizabeth Cross married Richard F Kramer in Los Angeles.Why would she have used her maiden name rather than one of her two married names?Adena Elizabeth Kramer is on the California Death Index as having died in Inyo Co CA in 1986; mother nee Barrett; father Cross.However, we can find no death record for her in Inyo County nor are we able to determine where she is buried.
Have a great deal of Cross ancestry that I would be glad to share.Does anyone know if Ralph William Temperly or his sister Mary R Temperly married and had children?