Harry Cleveland Ross

18 January 1885–5 March 1965 (Age 80)
McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harry Cleveland

When Harry Cleveland Ross was born on 18 January 1885, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, Arthur Morrison Ross, was 31 and his mother, Francis Martha Cleveland, was 31. He married Myrtle Idona West on 2 July 1910, in Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Fairview Township, Russell, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 5 March 1965, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Cleveland Ross
1885–1965
Myrtle Idona West
1888–1915
Marriage: 2 July 1910
Alta Mona Ross
1913–1967
Harry Cleveland Ross
1915–1963
Rheva Mae Ross
1915–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 July 1910
Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Harry C Ross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry C Ross in household of Arthur Ross, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Cleveland Ross, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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