Mary Evelyn Ross

5 September 1921–19 March 2003 (Age 81)
Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Evelyn

Mary Evelyn Ross was born on 5 September 1921, in Texas, United States. She married Nathan Earl Cochran on 1 July 1938, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 19 March 2003, in Huffman, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Earl Cochran
1910–1971
Mary Evelyn Ross
1921–2003
Marriage: 1 July 1938
Edward Gene Cochran
1938–1971
Robert Earl Cochran
1940–1993
Virginia Sue Cochran
1955–1983

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 July 1938
United States
children

(3)

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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Sources (3)

  • Mary Cochran in household of Earl Cochran, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Evelyn Ross in entry for Edward Gene Cochran, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Mary Evelyn Cochran in entry for Nathern Earl Cochran, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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