Margaret E Ross

17 April 1865–
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Margaret E

When Margaret E Ross was born on 17 April 1865, in Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Donald W Ross, was 54 and her mother, Phoebe Ann Clark, was 40. She married Edward Berry on 15 September 1886, in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Hyde Park Town, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910.

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Edward Berry
Margaret E Ross
Marriage: 15 September 1886
Edward E Berry
Marilla Berry
William Henry Berry
Annie May Berry
John Robert Berry
George Albert Berry
Margarett A Berry

Spouse and Children

15 September 1886
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Donald W Ross


    Phoebe Ann Clark




    Alexander Ross


    Albert Ross


    Sarah Elizabeth Ross


    George W Ross



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 4

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 31

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Margaret Berry in household of Edward Berry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Berry in household of Edward Berry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie Ross in household of William Wakeham, "Canada Census, 1881"

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