Sarah Crapo Ross

16 December 1867–21 March 1955 (Age 87)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Crapo

When Sarah Crapo Ross was born on 16 December 1867, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Alphonso Ross, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Bush Crapo, was 32. She married Charles Woodbury Whittier on 28 April 1892, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 March 1955, at the age of 87, and was buried in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Woodbury Whittier
1866–1949
Sarah Crapo Ross
1867–1955
Marriage: 28 April 1892
Ross Whittier
1893–1973
Ruth Whittier
1895–
Catherine Whittier
1897–
Charles Woodbury Whittier
1898–
Nathaniel Whittier
1904–1984

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1892Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 23
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from one or other of a number of Scottish and English places called Ross or Roos(e), especially Roose (Lancashire) and Roos (East Yorkshire). The placenames derive from a British ancestor of Welsh rhos ‘moor, heath, plain’, which is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. The Scottish surname has at least three origins. First, the Anglo-Norman family from Roos (East Yorkshire) was introduced to Scotland when Robert of Roos, lord of Wark Castle (Northumberland), married Isabella, an illegitimate daughter of King William the Lion. Second, various families took the name from the province of Ross in northern Scotland and other places of that name. Third, there were Norman families in Scotland by the 13th century who probably derived their name from Rots in Normandy (see 2 below). The descendants of Godfrey de Ros, tenant of the de Morville lords of Cunninghame, were major landholders in Ayrshire, and almost certainly took their name from Rots. The Rose family of Kilravock (Nairnshire) may take their name from either of these three (see Rose ). The lairds of Balnagown adopted the surname Ross after the earldom of Ross (to which they considered themselves rightful heirs) had passed into other hands through the female line.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rots in Calvados (France), probably named with the ancient Germanic element rod ‘clearing’ (compare Rhodes ). This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 and had major estates in Kent until well into the 13th century.English: habitational name from Wrose, in Shipley, near Bradford (Yorkshire), with re-spelling of Wr- as R- due to the loss of /w/ before /r/ in early modern English pronunciation. The spelling Wrose is no longer current. The placename derives from Old English wrāse ‘knot, something twisted’, referring to the steep-sided hill on which the settlement stands, with the sense ‘broken or twisting hill’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Ruskin
    Ros
    Rose
    Rossell
    Rusling
    Rohs
    Rosse

    Sources (12)

    • Sarah Crapo Ross, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • Sarah Whittier in household of Charles W Whittier, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sarah Crapo Ross in entry for Nathaniel Whittier and Eleanor Jones Withington, "New Hampshire Marriage Certificates, 1948-1959"

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