Clarentine Beatrice Cosford

4 August 1880–
Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Clarentine Beatrice

When Clarentine Beatrice Cosford was born on 4 August 1880, in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada, her father, Joseph Casper Cosford, was 32 and her mother, Clarentine Wilmot, was 30. She married Wilfred Cameron Ross on 25 July 1901, in Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Portage Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

Wilfred Cameron Ross
Clarentine Beatrice Cosford
Marriage: 25 July 1901
Clarentine Muriel Ross
Aileen Lillian Ross
Luella Meribel Ross
Elizabeth Ross

Spouse and Children

25 July 1901
Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United States


    Clarentine Muriel Ross


    Aileen Lillian Ross


    Luella Meribel Ross


    Elizabeth Ross


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Casper Cosford


    Clarentine Wilmot




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 32

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Coleford, in Somerset and Gloucestershire, which are named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarentine Ross in household of Walford Ross, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Beatrice Ross in household of Wilfred Ross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beatrice Ross in household of Wilfred Ross, "United States Census, 1930"

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