Emma Frances Ross

31 August 1860–16 January 1874 (Age 13)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Emma Frances

When Emma Frances Ross was born on 31 August 1860, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Willis Ross, was 43 and her mother, Mary Augusta Field, was 39. She died on 16 January 1874, in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 13.

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Family Time Line

Willis Ross
1817–1910
Mary Augusta Field
1821–1911
George W. Ross
1846–1851
Marianna Ross
1849–1909
Georgietta Ross
1852–1852
Emily Ross
1854–1859
William Augustus Ross
1856–1879
Emma Frances Ross
1860–1874

Parents and Siblings

    Willis Ross

    Male1817–1910Male

    Mary Augusta Field

    Female1821–1911Female

siblings

(6)

    George W. Ross

    Male1846–1851Male

    Marianna Ross

    Female1849–1909Female

    Georgietta Ross

    Female1852–1852Female

    Emily Ross

    Female1854–1859Female

    William Augustus Ross

    Male1856–1879Male

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 3

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

Age 3

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.
1865

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Emma Frances Ross, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Emma Frances Ross, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Emma F. Rose, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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