Dr. Samuel David Gross M.D.

8 July 1805–6 May 1884 (Age 78)
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel David

When Dr. Samuel David Gross M.D. was born on 8 July 1805, in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philip Gross, was 49 and his mother, Johanna Julia Brown, was 30. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Louisa Ann Weissel. He died on 6 May 1884, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Dr. Samuel David Gross M.D.
Louisa Ann Weissel
Louisa Gross
Albert Haller Gross
Dr. Samuel Wessell Gross
Maria Gross Harwitz

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 7
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 25
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large, corpulent’, German gross. This surname is also established in some other parts of Europe, most notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia it is also found (in Slovenia almost exclusively) in the Slavicized form Gros (see also 3 below). The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol .English: descriptive nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros, grosse, groce ’large; heavy’, also meaning ‘simple, plain’, from Old French gros ‘big, fat’ (from Latin grossus ‘thick’), a word of ancient Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above.Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian, Polish, Croatian or other Slavic Gros , itself of German origin (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (10)

  • Sam D Grisz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel D. in entry for Samuel W. Gross and Grace L. Revere, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • L.D. Gross, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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