Eliza Gross

24 March 1815–
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Gross was born on 24 March 1815, in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Rev Thomas Gross, was 70 and her mother, Rebecca Pitkin, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Rev Thomas Gross
1745–1827
Rebecca Pitkin
1781–1820
Pitkin
1800–
Caroline Gross
1808–
Cicero Gross
1810–
George Gross
1812–
Eliza Gross
1815–
Susan Gross
1819–1820

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+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 19

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.2 English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

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

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