Gladys Helen Ross

10 July 1925–30 September 1987 (Age 62)
DuBois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Gladys Helen

When Gladys Helen Ross was born on 10 July 1925, in DuBois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Irvin "Ervie" Chester Ross, was 34 and her mother, Maeretta Johnston, was 35. She died on 30 September 1987, in Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Hilliard
1924–
Gladys Helen Ross
1925–1987

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Gerald Johnston Ross

    Male1912–1977Male

    Elsie Mae Ross

    Female1916–1996Female

    Bessie Ida Ross

    Female1919–2001Female

    Lloyd Chester Ross

    Male1923–1987Male

    Female1925–1987Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Gladys H Ross in household of Irvin C Ross, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladys Ross in household of Irvin Ross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Hilliard, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

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