Elsie Kingdon Ross

6 August 1891–26 November 1966 (Age 75)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Elsie Kingdon

When Elsie Kingdon Ross was born on 6 August 1891, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, John Lyon Ross, was 31 and her mother, Martha Richord Kingdon, was 30. She married John Allen Pryor on 6 September 1913. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 26 November 1966, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Allen Pryor
1892–1972
Elsie Kingdon Ross
1891–1966
Marriage: 6 September 1913
Lynwood Ross Pryor
1914–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1913
children

(1)

    Lynwood Ross Pryor

    Male1914–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 20

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elsie Pryor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsie Robinson in household of John N Robinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elsie R Pryor in household of Martha R Ross, "United States Census, 1920"

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