Henry Gross Jr.

4 January 1874–29 March 1954 (Age 80)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry

Henry Gross Jr. was born on 4 January 1874, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. He married Bettie " Bessie" Wolpert on 14 November 1900, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. He died on 29 March 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Henry Gross Jr.
1874–1954
Bettie " Bessie" Wolpert
1873–1953
Marriage: 14 November 1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1900
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 18

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Gross Jr. - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 4 January 1874; Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

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