John Marion Ross

16 January 1861–after 1930 (Age 69)
Whitley, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Marion

When John Marion Ross was born on 16 January 1861, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Hannibal M. Ross, was 25 and his mother, Mary M. Hatfield, was 24. He married Sophia Ellen Craig on 6 January 1888, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died after 1930, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

John Marion Ross
1861–1930
Sophia Ellen Craig
1873–1898
Marriage: 6 January 1888
Nellie Ross
1891–1966
Bertha Loraine Ross
1892–1920
George Washington Ross
1895–1978
Laura Jane Ross
1897–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1888
Whitley, Kentucky, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Hannibal M. Ross

    Male1836–1880Male

    Female1837–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Perryville

Age 1

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • John M Ross in household of Hannibal Ross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Ross in household of Hanible Ross, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John M Ross, "United States Census, 1900"

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