Margaret Virginia Ross

23 October 1833–22 July 1915 (Age 81)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Margaret Virginia

When Margaret Virginia Ross was born on 23 October 1833, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Captain Shapley Prince Ross, was 22 and her mother, Catherine Hanby Fulkerson, was 21. She married Francis M. Harris on 17 December 1850, in McLennan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 22 July 1915, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis M. Harris
Margaret Virginia Ross
Marriage: 17 December 1850
Kate Harris
Ann G Harris
Sullivan Ross Harris
Lena Harris

Spouse and Children

17 December 1850
McLennan, Texas, United States


    Kate Harris


    Ann G Harris


    Sullivan Ross Harris


    Lena Harris


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 11

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 28

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

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)

  • Margaret V Harris in household of William L Mc Gee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Harris in household of Annie Mc Gee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Harris, "United States Census, 1870"

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