Florence Geneva Gross

3 October 1895–5 December 1985 (Age 90)
Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Florence Geneva

When Florence Geneva Gross was born on 3 October 1895, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, her father, Eugene Chesterfield Gross, was 30 and her mother, Ida May Drinkard, was 29. She married Clara C Nuhn on 1 June 1914, in Saratoga, Carbon, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Carbon, Wyoming, United States in 1910 and Election District 12 Riverside-Cow Creek and Spring Creek, Carbon, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 5 December 1985, in Saratoga, Carbon, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Saratoga, Carbon, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Allen Cornell
Florence Geneva Gross
Marriage: 3 March 1925
Joseph Walter Cornell
David Eugene Cornell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1925Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 9
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.2 English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Geneva Cornell in household of Walter Cornell, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Geneveve Cornell in household of Walter Cornell, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Geneve F Gross in household of Eugene C Gross, "United States Census, 1910"

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