World War II Soldier flag   Leslie Nelson  CROUSS

  (b. 18 April 1922 Agawam, Massachusetts, USA   d. 22 April 2004 Suffield, Connecticut, USA )  

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Leslie Nelson CROUSS was born 18 April 1922 in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA. Leslie Nelson CROUSS was the child of Raymond Scott CROUSS and and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Herman August CROUSS and Carrie Louise SCOTT

Leslie Nelson was a soldier in World War II.

He married  Claire SPAULDING .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Claire SPAULDING  was born 13 January 1929 in Suffield, Connecticut, USA.  She died 22 September 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. 

Leslie Nelson CROUSS died 22 April 2004 in Suffield, Connecticut, USA.
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Birth
18 April 1922
Agawam, Massachusetts, USA


1930 Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts

name: Leslie N Crouss
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts
gender: Male
age: 7
marital status: Single
race: White
birthplace: Massachusetts
estimated birth year: 1923
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Massachusetts
mother's birthplace: New Hampshire
enumeration district number: 97
family number: 423
sheet number and letter: 20B
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World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered


USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.


USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.


USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.


USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)


USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.


USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City


World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

1940 Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts

Name: Leslie Crouss
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts
Street: Elm Street
House Number: 122
Inferred Residence in 1935: Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 7B
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Crouss 42
Roland Crouss 20
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World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain


USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.


USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.


USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.

1943 Army Enlistment

Name: Leslie N Crouss
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
State of Residence: Massachusetts
County or City: Hampden

Enlistment Date: 9 Mar 1943
Enlistment State: Massachusetts
Enlistment City: Springfield
Branch: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months,...Read MORE...


Springfield, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1943

Name: Leslie N Crouss
Residence Year: 1943
Street Address: 33 Myrtle
Residence Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Occupation: In US Army
Publication Title: Springfield, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1943
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USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient


World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:


World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).


World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).


World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends


World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.


World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China


USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949


World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine


World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens


USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City


USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon


USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio


USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974


USA 1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA


USA 1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins


USA 1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28


World History 1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain


USA 1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.


USA 1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley


USA President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981


World History 1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn


World History 1981 - First reported case of AIDS


USA Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984


World History 1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists


USA 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal breaks


USA 1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger accident


World History 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


World History 1989 - December 3 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over


World History 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany


World History 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War


USA 1991 - Gulf War


USA 1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm


World History 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.


USA 1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana


USA 1993 - World Trade Center bombing


USA 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing


USA 1997 - NASA spacecraft Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars


USA 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan Operation "Enduring Freedom"


World History 2001 - September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

Death
22 April 2004
Suffield, Connecticut, USA

Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT) - April 23, 2004
Deceased Name: Leslie N. Crouss
Leslie N. Crouss, 82, of Suffield, formerly of Agawam, Mass., beloved husband for 57 years to Claire (Spaulding) Crouss, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, in Suffield.

Born in Agawam, Mass., son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Fisher) Crouss. He had lived in Agawam and Suffield most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and before retiring owned and operated Leslie Crouss Construction Company for 15 years. He was a member of the Agawam First Baptist Church and was church custodian and a member of the Massachusetts National Guard and a member of the Agawam VFW, the Agawam Sportsman Club, and Westside Fish and Game Club.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, L. Nelson Crouss Jr. of Richfield Springs, N.Y. three daughters, Sharon and her husband, Douglas Grabowski, of Old Saybrook and Georgia, Janice L. Lock of Orlando, Fla., Marcia and her husband, Joseph MacArdle, of Suffield 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by five brothers, Herman, Roland, Edward, Robert, and Raymond Crouss.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Agawam First Baptist Church, Agawam, Mass. with the Rev. Thomas Rice and the Rev. Donald Morris officiating.

His family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East Street, Suffield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Agawam First Baptist Church Memorial Fund or to St. Francis Home Health Care Hospice, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.


U.S. Social Security Death Index
first name: Leslie
middle name: N
last name: Crouss
name suffix:
birth date: 18 April 1922
social security number: 023-14-5459
place of issuance: Massachusetts
last residence: Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
zip code of last residence: 06078
death date : 22 April 2004
estimated age at death: 82


Leslie is buried at: Agawam Center Cemetery
820 Main Street

Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
(413) 786-5399


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