Wallace Ross

MaleJuly 1852–4 December 1941

Brief Life History of Wallace

When Wallace Ross was born in July 1852, in Howard, Howard, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, John T. Ross, was 25 and his mother, Julia Ann Burd, was 24. He lived in Howard, Steuben, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died on 4 December 1941, in New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John T. Ross
1827–1864
Julia Ann Burd
1828–1906
Isaac Wilson Ross
1848–
Reuben Ross
1849–
Wallace Ross
1852–1941
Sally Ann Ross
1855–
Frances Ross
1857–
Burdette W. Ross
1858–1936
Perry A. Ross
1860–1943
George Oliver Ross
1862–1945
Julia Nancy Ross
1864–

Sources (6)

  • Wallace Ross in household of Wilson Ross, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wallace L Ross, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Walace Ross in household of Willson Ross, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 24

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from one or other of a number of Scottish and English places called Ross or Roos(e), especially Roose (Lancashire) and Roos (East Yorkshire). The placenames derive from a British ancestor of Welsh rhos ‘moor, heath, plain’, which is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. The Scottish surname has at least three origins. First, the Anglo-Norman family from Roos (East Yorkshire) was introduced to Scotland when Robert of Roos, lord of Wark Castle (Northumberland), married Isabella, an illegitimate daughter of King William the Lion. Second, various families took the name from the province of Ross in northern Scotland and other places of that name. Third, there were Norman families in Scotland by the 13th century who probably derived their name from Rots in Normandy (see 2 below). The descendants of Godfrey de Ros, tenant of the de Morville lords of Cunninghame, were major landholders in Ayrshire, and almost certainly took their name from Rots. The Rose family of Kilravock (Nairnshire) may take their name from either of these three (see Rose ). The lairds of Balnagown adopted the surname Ross after the earldom of Ross (to which they considered themselves rightful heirs) had passed into other hands through the female line.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rots in Calvados (France), probably named with the ancient Germanic element rod ‘clearing’ (compare Rhodes ). This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 and had major estates in Kent until well into the 13th century.

English: habitational name from Wrose, in Shipley, near Bradford (Yorkshire), with re-spelling of Wr- as R- due to the loss of /w/ before /r/ in early modern English pronunciation. The spelling Wrose is no longer current. The placename derives from Old English wrāse ‘knot, something twisted’, referring to the steep-sided hill on which the settlement stands, with the sense ‘broken or twisting hill’.

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

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