John Robert Boss

14 March 1873–11 July 1955 (Age 82)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Robert

When John Robert Boss was born on 14 March 1873, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Robert Marion Boss, was 27 and his mother, Nancy S. Hill, was 19. He married Jane R Pope on 12 November 1896, in Effingham, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Douglas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 11 July 1955, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robert Boss
Jane R Pope
Marriage: 12 November 1896
Dorothy Boss
Glen R Boss

Spouse and Children


    Jane R Pope


12 November 1896
Effingham, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Marion Boss







    Mary F. Boss


    Mary F. Boss


    Albert Boss


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 19

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bossu ‘hunchbacked’ (a derivative of bosse ‘lump’, ‘hump’; compare Bossard 2).2 German: from a short form of the personal name Borkhardt, a variant of Burkhart .3 Possibly an altered spelling of South German Bös ( see Bos ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Boss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Boss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Boss, "United States Census, 1920"

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