Samuel Pilson Ross Sr.

5 September 1868–17 May 1953 (Age 84)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel Pilson

Samuel Pilson Ross Sr. was born on 5 September 1868, in Kentucky, United States. He married Margaret Ann Gillaspie on 23 August 1887. He died on 17 May 1953, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, United States.

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Samuel Pilson Ross Sr.
1868–1953
Margaret Ann Gillaspie
1872–1897
Marriage: 23 August 1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 August 1887
Muhlenberg, McLean Co., KY

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 24

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

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.

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