Robert Marion Ross

26 February 1921–14 August 1954 (Age 33)
Utrecht, Natal, South Africa

The Life of Robert Marion

When Robert Marion Ross was born on 26 February 1921, his father, David Petrus Johannes Ross, was 30 and his mother, Johanna Susanna Catharina Trytsman, was 28. He married Susarah Josina van Rooyen on 12 September 1944, in Kranskop, Natal, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 14 August 1954, in Utrecht, Natal, South Africa, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Robert Marion Ross
Susarah Josina van Rooyen
Marriage: 12 September 1944
David Llewellyn Ross

Spouse and Children

12 September 1944
Kranskop, Natal, South Africa


    David Llewellyn Ross


Parents and Siblings




    Isobel Wilhelmina Ross


    Elizabeth Constance Ross


    Phyllis Sarah Ross


World Events (6)


Age 1

Communist Party of South Africa established (after 1953, the South African Communist Party).

Age 2

Natives Urban Areas Act authorizes segregation in urban areas. South African Indian Congress established. South African Native National Congress becomes African National Congress (ANC).

Age 13

South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

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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Sources (3)

  • Robert Marian Ross, "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955"
  • Robert Marion Ross, "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Marion Ross - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Robert Marion Ross

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