James Edward Ross

20 December 1935–25 January 2012 (Age 76)
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Ross was born on 20 December 1935, his father, Thomas D. Ross, was 37 and his mother, Mary Dora Sample, was 29. He married Teddy Joyce Hughes on 4 July 1961. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 January 2012, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Ross
Teddy Joyce Hughes
Marriage: 4 July 1961
Gregory Michael “Ross” Ross

Spouse and Children

4 July 1961


    Gregory Michael “Ross” Ross


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas D. Ross


    Mary Dora Sample




    Mary Marie Ross


    Infant Ross


    Thomas Charles Ross



World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 10

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 21

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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)

  • James Ross in household of Thomas Ross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E Ross, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James E "Jim" Ross (1935-2012); Find A Grave

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