Effie Annie Gross

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

The Life 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
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

Spouse and Children

2 February 1931
Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States


    Bobby Joe Deck


    Betty J Deck



    John D Deck



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Walter Harrison Gross


    John Sanford Gross


    Mary Belle Gross



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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.2 English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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 Gross in household of David S Gross, "United States Census, 1930"

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