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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Campbell Caldwell Gross
Mary Eleanor Glaze
Marriage: 2 June 1918
Thomas James Gross
Howard Gross
Travis Spencer Gross

Spouse and Children

2 June 1918
Harris, Texas, United States


    Thomas James Gross


    Howard Gross


    Travis Spencer Gross


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Stephen Gross


    Adaline Harris




World Events (8)


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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