Bertha Miriam Ross

27 July 1894–29 May 1989 (Age 94)
Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Bertha Miriam

When Bertha Miriam Ross was born on 27 July 1894, her father, David Joseph Ross, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Elizabeth Lane, was 31. She married Archibald Frederick Allison on 14 February 1920, in St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 29 May 1989, in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Frederick Allison
Bertha Miriam Ross
Marriage: 14 February 1920
Joan Vera Allison

Spouse and Children

14 February 1920
St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    David Joseph Ross


    Caroline Elizabeth Lane




    Ethel Maud Ross



    David Robert Ross


World Events (8)


Age 7

First Federal election.

Age 7

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Age 27

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

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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