Effie Annie Gross

9 July 1912–16 February 2001 (Age 88)
Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary 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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Lyle Deck
Effie Annie Gross
Marriage: 2 February 1931
Bobby Joe Deck
Mary ann Deck
Betty J Deck
John David Deck
John D Deck
Russell Lee Deck

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  • Marriage
    2 February 1931Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks
    Age 19
    The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 25
    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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    Sources (4)

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

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