Elzina Catherine Gross

19 April 1848–28 October 1922 (Age 74)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elzina Catherine

When Elzina Catherine Gross was born on 19 April 1848, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Anderson D. Gross, was 24 and her mother, Martha Ann Drake, was 23. She married Joseph L. Gish on 9 February 1869, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 1, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860. She died on 28 October 1922, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Joseph L. Gish
Elzina Catherine Gross
Marriage: 9 February 1869
George Washington Gish
John Martin Gish
Meredith Morman Gish

Spouse and Children

9 February 1869
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States


    George Washington Gish



    Meredith Morman Gish


Parents and Siblings

    Anderson D. Gross


    Martha Ann Drake




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World Events (8)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 2

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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Sources (3)

  • Elza C Gross in household of A Gross, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elzina C. Gish, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elzina Catherine Gross - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Elzina Catherine Gross

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