Mary Frances Ross

27 June 1927–31 July 2009 (Age 82)
Live Oak, Suwannee, Florida, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Ross was born on 27 June 1927, in Live Oak, Suwannee, Florida, United States, her father, Green Berry Ross, was 28 and her mother, Ruby F Fletcher, was 27. She married George Maxwell Owens on 11 August 1950, in Suwannee, Florida, United States. She died on 31 July 2009, in Saint Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

George Maxwell Owens
1928–2001
Mary Frances Ross
1927–2009
Marriage: 11 August 1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1950
Suwannee, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Female1927–2009Female

    Ira Joseph Ross

    Male1933–2015Male

World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 14

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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)

  • Mary Frances Ross in household of Green B Ross, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • Mary Frances Ross in household of Green B Ross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary F Ross in household of Green B Ross Jr., "United States Census, 1930"

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