Calvin S Ross

1864–15 March 1941 (Age 77)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Calvin S

When Calvin S Ross was born in 1864, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Edward Ross, was 51 and his mother, Charity Corey, was 39. He married Lena May Belle Sly on 26 December 1891, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States. He died on 15 March 1941, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Calvin S Ross
Ada Teed
Marriage: 17 May 1922

Spouse and Children


    Ada Teed


17 May 1922
Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Ross


    Charity Corey




    Emily J Ross


    Permelia Ross


    William J Ross


    Celia Estella Ross


    Louisa Ross


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World Events (8)

1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 3

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 22

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)

  • Calvin L Ross, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin S Ross in household of Edward Ross, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Calvin Ross, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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