Laura Ross

18 March 1861–10 February 1930 (Age 68)
Monroe, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Laura

When Laura Ross was born on 18 March 1861, in Monroe, Virginia, United States, her father, Armstead Ross, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Johnson, was 35. She married Charles Mortimer Grover on 29 March 1881, in America City, Nemaha, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Havensville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 10 February 1930, in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Mortimer Grover
1857–1933
Laura Ross
1861–1930
Marriage: 29 March 1881
Gladys Grover
1882–1960
Myrtle Mae Grover
1884–1887
Charles Clifford Grover
1887–1964

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1881America City, Nemaha, Kansas, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society
    Age 1
    "The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."
    1878
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1878: Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States
    1889
    Age 28
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from one or other of a number of Scottish and English places called Ross or Roos(e), especially Roose (Lancashire) and Roos (East Yorkshire). The placenames derive from a British ancestor of Welsh rhos ‘moor, heath, plain’, which is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. The Scottish surname has at least three origins. First, the Anglo-Norman family from Roos (East Yorkshire) was introduced to Scotland when Robert of Roos, lord of Wark Castle (Northumberland), married Isabella, an illegitimate daughter of King William the Lion. Second, various families took the name from the province of Ross in northern Scotland and other places of that name. Third, there were Norman families in Scotland by the 13th century who probably derived their name from Rots in Normandy (see 2 below). The descendants of Godfrey de Ros, tenant of the de Morville lords of Cunninghame, were major landholders in Ayrshire, and almost certainly took their name from Rots. The Rose family of Kilravock (Nairnshire) may take their name from either of these three (see Rose ). The lairds of Balnagown adopted the surname Ross after the earldom of Ross (to which they considered themselves rightful heirs) had passed into other hands through the female line.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rots in Calvados (France), probably named with the ancient Germanic element rod ‘clearing’ (compare Rhodes ). This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 and had major estates in Kent until well into the 13th century.English: habitational name from Wrose, in Shipley, near Bradford (Yorkshire), with re-spelling of Wr- as R- due to the loss of /w/ before /r/ in early modern English pronunciation. The spelling Wrose is no longer current. The placename derives from Old English wrāse ‘knot, something twisted’, referring to the steep-sided hill on which the settlement stands, with the sense ‘broken or twisting hill’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ruskin
    Ros
    Rose
    Rossell
    Rusling
    Rohs
    Rosse

    Sources (8)

    • Laura E Grover in household of C M Grover, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Miss Laura E Ross, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
    • Laura E Grover in household of Charles M Grover, "United States Census, 1910"

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