Ernest Gross Sr.

Male30 October 1928–May 1986

Brief Life History of Ernest

When Ernest Gross Sr. was born on 30 October 1928, in Hahnville, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States, his father, Isaiah 'Ike' Gross, was 51 and his mother, Sophie Bartholomew, was 40. He married Maragret Smith on 23 February 1952, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ward Two, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in May 1986, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 57.

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Ernest Gross Sr.
Maragret Smith
Marriage: 23 February 1952
Tyra Gross
Van Gross

Sources (3)

  • Ernest Gross in household of Ike Gross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ernest Gross, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Ernest Gross in household of Isaer Gross, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1952New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    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.


    Age 3

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 16

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large, corpulent’, German gross. This surname is also established in some other parts of Europe, most notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia it is also found (in Slovenia almost exclusively) in the Slavicized form Gros (see also 3 below). The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol .

    English: descriptive nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros, grosse, groce ’large; heavy’, also meaning ‘simple, plain’, from Old French gros ‘big, fat’ (from Latin grossus ‘thick’), a word of ancient Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian, Polish, Croatian or other Slavic Gros , itself of German origin (see 1 above).

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

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