Lee Philemon Ross

8 August 1890–14 December 1935 (Age 45)
Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States

The Life of Lee Philemon

When Lee Philemon Ross was born on 8 August 1890, in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States, his father, William Albert Ross, was 27 and his mother, Lelia Nora Walker, was 20. He died on 14 December 1935, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Albert Ross
1863–
Lelia Nora Walker
1870–1958
Lee Philemon Ross
1890–1935
Felix Young Ross
1893–1951
Kathryn M. Rose Ross
1899–
Elisabeth Ross
1907–
William Jackson Ross
1908–1982

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1890–1935Male

    Male1893–1951Male

    Kathryn M. Rose Ross

    Female1899–Female

    Elisabeth Ross

    Female1907–Female

    William Jackson Ross

    Male1908–1982Male

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 13

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Phil L Ross in household of Albert W Ross, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee F Ross in household of William A Ross, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lee S Ross in household of William A Ross, "United States Census, 1920"

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