Verner Wyclif Ross

27 October 1868–January 1955 (Age 86)
Blanchester, Marion Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Verner Wyclif

When Verner Wyclif Ross was born on 27 October 1868, in Blanchester, Marion Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States, his father, James Dillon Ross, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Constable, was 24. He married Margaret Garrison on 1 May 1890, in Clinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Perry Township, Brown, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died in January 1955, at the age of 86, and was buried in Blanchester, Marion Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

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Verner Wyclif Ross
Margaret Garrison
Marriage: 1 May 1890
Vivian Ross
Violet Ross

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Garrison


1 May 1890
Clinton, Ohio, United States


    Vivian Ross


    Violet Ross


Parents and Siblings

    James Dillon Ross


    Eliza Constable




    Orley Collins Ross



    Etta Ross




    Josie Ross


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vernan W Ross in household of James D Ross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry W. Ross, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Verner M. Ross in entry for Violet Ross, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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