Ellen Ross

28 March 1888–1 December 1966 (Age 78)
Wayne, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Ross was born on 28 March 1888, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jones Scott Ross, was 32 and her mother, Pearlina Napier, was 30. She married Chapman Adkins in 1902, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Stonewall Magisterial District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. She died on 1 December 1966, in Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chapman Adkins
Ellen Ross
Marriage: 1902
Basil Adkins
Hazel Adkins
Pearl Adkins
Ernest Julian Adkins
Gladys Adkins
Myrtle Hagar Adkins
Violet Marie Adkins
James Chapman Adkins
Claude Adkins
Charles Glen Adkins
Eileen Adkins

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Wayne, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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Ellen Ross was the daughter of Jones Scott Ross and Perlina Napier and my paternal grandmother. Her husband was Chapman Adkins and my Dad, J C Adkins was her son. She was a devout Christian and a memb …

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Ross in household of Jones E Ross, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellen Adkins in household of Chapman Adkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Adkins in household of Chapman Adkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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