Henry Gross

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Gross was born about 1824, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Cyrus Gross, was 27 and his mother, Anne Shippey, was 25. He married Almyra Weed about 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Spring Creek, Spring Creek Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died after 1860.

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Family Time Line

Henry Gross
1824–1860
Almyra Weed
1829–1860
Marriage: about 1848
Clarissa Gross
1849–1860
Adeline Gross
1853–
James Wilson Gross
1854–1921
Caroline Gross
1857–

Sources (2)

  • Henry Gross, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Grose in entry for Hiram F. Bell and Adline O'Donnell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (4)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large, corpulent’, German gross. This surname is also established in some other parts of Europe, most notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia it is also found (in Slovenia almost exclusively) in the Slavicized form Gros (see also 3 below). The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol .

English: descriptive nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros, grosse, groce ’large; heavy’, also meaning ‘simple, plain’, from Old French gros ‘big, fat’ (from Latin grossus ‘thick’), a word of ancient Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian, Polish, Croatian or other Slavic Gros , itself of German origin (see 1 above).

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

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