Emma Catharine Ross

1 September 1877–
Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Emma Catharine

When Emma Catharine Ross was born on 1 September 1877, in Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, Robert M Ross, was 30 and her mother, Dorothy Jarvis, was 29. She married Charles Edward Youngs on 28 June 1905, in Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Red Deer, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. She died in Didsbury, Mountain View, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Youngs
Emma Catharine Ross
Marriage: 28 June 1905
Ross Edward Youngs
Dorothy Marguerite Youngs

Spouse and Children

28 June 1905
Oxford, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Robert M Ross


    Dorothy Jarvis





    John Roy Ross


    Joseph Alen James Ross


    Robert Bruce Ross


    John Ross


+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 6

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 9

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 57

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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 C Ross in household of Dorothy Ross, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Anna C Youngs in household of Charles Youngs, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Emma Catherine Ross, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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