When Pearl Elizabeth Gross was born on 3 March 1895, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Edwin Gilbert Gross, was 27 and her mother, Marie Emerick, was 23. She married Albert Goulbourne Edwards on 24 December 1917, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ambridge, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 15 June 1944, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 49.
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).