Mary Elba Ross

10 June 1917–13 April 2009 (Age 91)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Elba

When Mary Elba Ross was born on 10 June 1917, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Ray Arthur Ross, was 39 and her mother, Ethel Jane Stone, was 27. She married Joseph Earl Stone on 8 January 1944. She lived in Ogden City Legislative District 2, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940 and United States in 2009. She died on 13 April 2009, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Earl Stone
Mary Elba Ross
Marriage: 8 January 1944

Spouse and Children

8 January 1944

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Chapman Branch Library

Age 1

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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The Life of Mary Elba Ross Stone

This is the life history written by my mother, Mary Elba Ross Stone, approximately around the year 2006. As her only daughter, I think it is a story that needs to be shared among her dear family who …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Elba Ross in household of Ray Arthu? Ross, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Elba Ross in household of Ray Ross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Ross in household of Ray A Ross, "United States Census, 1940"

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