John Ernest Ross Sr.

13 October 1890–30 October 1953 (Age 63)
Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Ernest

When John Ernest Ross Sr. was born on 13 October 1890, in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, his father, Silas Ezekial Ross, was 27 and his mother, Mary Emma Rose, was 21. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Leslie Rose. He lived in Wateree Township, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and De Kalb Township, Kershaw, Camden District, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 30 October 1953, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 63.

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John Ernest Ross Sr.
Leslie Rose
John Ernest Ross Jr.
Lila Barton Ross
Alma H Ross

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • J E Ross, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John E Ross, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J Ernest Ross, "United States Census, 1940"

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