Robert "Bob" Cannon Ross

10 June 1928–14 September 2009 (Age 81)
Pecos, Reeves, Texas, United States

The Life of Robert "Bob" Cannon

When Robert "Bob" Cannon Ross was born on 10 June 1928, in Pecos, Reeves, Texas, United States, his father, John Falconer Ross, was 28 and his mother, Mary Lou Prewit, was 24. He married Gerty Jayne Hargrove on 22 November 1950, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Reeves, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 14 September 2009, in Rockdale, Milam, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam, Texas, United States.

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Robert "Bob" Cannon Ross
Gerty Jayne Hargrove
Marriage: 22 November 1950
Robert Douglas Ross
Roy Allen Ross

Spouse and Children

22 November 1950
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States


    Robert Douglas Ross


    Roy Allen Ross


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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Robert Prewit in household of Mattie H Prewit, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bobby Ross in household of John Ross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bob Ross, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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