Richard E Ross

28 April 1919–14 July 2002 (Age 83)
Lower Yoder Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Richard E

When Richard E Ross was born on 28 April 1919, in Lower Yoder Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Ross, was 31 and his mother, Tillie Ross, was 30. He died on 14 July 2002, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ross
1887–
Tillie Ross
1889–
Richard E Ross
1919–2002
Charles H Ross
1921–1996

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Ross

    Male1887–Male

    Tillie Ross

    Female1889–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1920 · The Nineteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits the denial of a citizen to vote based on gender. This amendment was created because of the women's suffrage movement and because the Fourteenth Amendment was misinterpreted as saying that right to vote was only for men.

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.

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