Effie Annie Gross

Brief Life History of Effie Annie

When Effie Annie Gross was born on 9 July 1912, in Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, David Sanford Groce, was 41 and her mother, Rosa Elva Sills, was 41. She married Lyle Deck on 2 February 1931, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Piney Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 2001, in Houston, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Lyle Deck
1910–1985
Effie Annie Gross
1912–2001
Marriage: 2 February 1931
Bobby Joe Deck
1931–2004
Mary ann Deck
Betty J Deck
1935–
John David Deck
1937–1941
John D Deck
1938–
Russell Lee Deck
1939–1984

Sources (4)

  • Effie Deck in household of Lyle Deck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Effie Annie Gross Deck, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Effie A Gross in household of Daniel S Gross, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large, corpulent’, German gross. This surname is also established in some other parts of Europe, most notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia it is also found (in Slovenia almost exclusively) in the Slavicized form Gros (see also 3 below). The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol .

English: descriptive nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros, grosse, groce ’large; heavy’, also meaning ‘simple, plain’, from Old French gros ‘big, fat’ (from Latin grossus ‘thick’), a word of ancient Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian, Polish, Croatian or other Slavic Gros , itself of German origin (see 1 above).

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

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