Mary J Gross

about 1847–4 April 1858 (Age 11)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Gross was born about 1847, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Anderson D. Gross, was 24 and her mother, Martha Ann Drake, was 23. She died on 4 April 1858, in her hometown, at the age of 11.

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Family Time Line

Anderson D. Gross
Martha Ann Drake
Mary J Gross
Elzina Catherine Gross
Susan A. Gross
Martin B Gross
Cynthia E Gross
Felix Russell Gross
Ruth Alice Gross
Precilla Elizabeth GROSS

Parents and Siblings

    Anderson D. Gross


    Martha Ann Drake




+3 More Children

World Events (1)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 3

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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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