Precilla Elizabeth Gross

24 November 1862–8 February 1940 (Age 77)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Precilla Elizabeth

When Precilla Elizabeth Gross was born on 24 November 1862, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Anderson D. Gross, was 39 and her mother, Martha Ann Drake, was 38. She married William A Robinson on 5 January 1886, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in South Carrollton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 8 February 1940, in Bremen, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Scott Cemetery, Bremen, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A Robinson
Precilla Elizabeth Gross
Marriage: 5 January 1886
Thomas Robinson
Bessie Robinson
Claud Roberson

Spouse and Children

5 January 1886
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States


    Thomas Robinson


    Bessie Robinson


    Claud Roberson


Parents and Siblings

    Anderson D. Gross


    Martha Ann Drake




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Precilla Grop in household of Anderson Grop, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Priscilla E Robinson in household of William Robinson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Priscella Gross in household of A B Gross, "United States Census, 1880"

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