Pearl Elizabeth Gross

Female3 March 1895–15 June 1944

Brief Life History of Pearl Elizabeth

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.

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Albert Goulbourne Edwards
Pearl Elizabeth Gross
Marriage: 24 December 1917
Naoma Pearl Edwards

Sources (10)

  • Pearl E Edwards in household of Albert G Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pearl Elizabeth Edwards, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Pearle E. Goss, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1917Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Ford Motor Company

    Age 8

    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 10

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 14

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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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