Florence Ross

26 January 1858–1953 (Age 94)
Greenfield, Center Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Ross was born on 26 January 1858, in Greenfield, Center Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States, her father, Isaiah Ross, was 24 and her mother, Cornelia Virginia Black, was 24. She married Ellery Eugene Farnsworth about 1882. She lived in Burlingame Township, Osage, Kansas, United States in 1870 and Burlingame, Osage, Kansas, United States for about 50 years. She died in 1953, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Burlingame, Osage, Kansas, United States.

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Ellery Eugene Farnsworth
Florence Ross
Marriage: about 1882

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    Ellery Eugene Farnsworth



about 1882

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 28

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Flora Ross in household of Isaiah Ross, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Florence Ross in household of Isaiah Ross, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Florence Farnsworth in household of Ellery E Farnsworth, "Kansas State Census, 1925"

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