Campbell Caldwell Gross

16 August 1882–20 June 1953 (Age 70)
Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Campbell Caldwell

When Campbell Caldwell Gross was born on 16 August 1882, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Stephen Gross, was 23 and his mother, Adaline Harris, was 24. He married Mary Eleanor Glaze on 2 June 1918, in Harris, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in McLennan, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 20 June 1953, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Campbell Caldwell Gross
1882–1953
Mary Eleanor Glaze
1899–
Marriage: 2 June 1918
Thomas James Gross
1919–1997
Howard Gross
1922–
Travis Spencer Gross
1928–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1918
Harris, Texas, United States
children

(3)

    Thomas James Gross

    Male1919–1997Male

    Howard Gross

    Male1922–Male

    Travis Spencer Gross

    Male1928–1943Male

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Stephen Gross

    Male1859–1938Male

    Adaline Harris

    Female1858–1939Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 19

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.2 English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Campbell C Grass, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Campbell C Gross, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cam C Gross in household of T S Gross, "United States Census, 1910"

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