Martha E Ross

21 April 1874–14 March 1903 (Age 28)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha E

When Martha E Ross was born on 21 April 1874, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, her father, Robert A. Ross Sr., was 19 and her mother, Louisa F Nicely, was 20. She married William Casner Vanatter on 6 December 1888, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 14 March 1903, in her hometown, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

William Casner Vanatter
1865–1940
Martha E Ross
1874–1903
Marriage: 6 December 1888
Rosetta Vanatter
1893–
David Vannatter
1894–1932

Spouse and Children

    William Casner Vanatter

    Male1865–1940Male

    Female1874–1903Female

MARRIAGE
6 December 1888
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
children

(2)

    Rosetta Vanatter

    Female1893–Female

    David Vannatter

    Male1894–1932Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1886

Age 12

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Martha Ross in entry for Joseph Stapleton and Rosetta Vanatter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Martha E Ross, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Martha Ross in entry for Rosetta Vanatter, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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