Donald I Gross

25 June 1914–2 August 2007 (Age 93)
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Donald I

When Donald I Gross was born on 25 June 1914, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lewis Spangler Gross, was 26 and his mother, Lottie May Swartzbaugh, was 22. He lived in York, Pennsylvania, United States in 2005 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2007. He died on 2 August 2007, in York Hospital, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lewis Spangler Gross
Lottie May Swartzbaugh
Donald I Gross
Portia Josephine Gross
Geraldine E Gross

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Donald Grass in household of Lewis S Grass, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald B Gross in household of Louis A Gross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald I Gross in entry for Portia J Johnson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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