Descendants of John Erastus Ross

submitted by Julie North

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN ERASTUS1 ROSS1,2,3 was born March 21, 1847 in (?Brown County), Ohio, USA4,5, and died June 18, 1934 in Marion County, Iowa, USA5.  He married JULIA EMMALINE THROCKMORTON6,7,8 April 18, 1869 in Marion County, Iowa, USA8,9, daughter of WILLIAM THROCKMORTON and MARY ?.  She was born March 12, 1846 in Davis County, Iowa, USA10, and died August 10, 1915 in Marion County, Iowa, USA11.

Notes for JOHN ERASTUS ROSS:

1870 Census Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 95, Household #534, census date June 27, 1870)
John E. Ross, 23, male, farm laborer, born Ohio
E., 24, female, keeping house, born Iowa
Owen, 5 months, male, born Iowa

1880 Census Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 592C, Family History Film # 1254354)
J. E. Ross, 33, male, born Ohio, farmer
Julia E., wife, female, 34, born Iowa, keeping house
Oren, male, son, 10, born Iowa
William I., male, son, 8, born Iowa
Orenda, Daughter, female, 6, born Iowa
Amos J., son, male, 1, born Iowa

1900 Census Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 65, Household # 190, Family #190)
John E. Ross, 53, born March 1847, married 30 years, born Ohio, both parents born Ohio, farmer
Julia E., 54, wife, born March 1846, married 30 years, born Iowa, Father b. Ohio, Mother born Virginia; 7 births, 5 still living.
Orinda M., daughter, 26, born October 1873, single, no births, born Iowa, not employed
Arthur C., son, 18, born September 1882, single, born Iowa, at school
Gladys F., granddaughter, 2, born August 1898 in Iowa, both parents born Iowa
Frank T., grandson, 1 month, born April 1900 in Iowa, both parents born Iowa

1910 Census Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 53, Household # 8, Family # 8)
John E., head, 63, married 40 years, born Ohio
Julia E., wife, 64, married 40 years, born Iowa
Rinda M., daughter, 36, single, born Iowa, not employed
Chester A., son, 28, single, born Iowa. laborer on farm

1920 Census Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 64, Family # 195)
John E., head, 72, widower, born Ohio
Rinda, daughter, 46, single, born Iowa, not employed
Arthur, son, 38, single, born Iowa, farmer
Fay G., grandaughter, 21, single, born Iowa
Mary, grandaughter, 19, single, born Iowa
James, grandson, 17, single, born Iowa

1930 Census Knoxville, Marion Co, Iowa, USA (Page 143, Household #80, Family #80)
John E. Ross, 83, married at age 23, born Ohio, both parents born Ohio, farmer
Oranda M., daughter, 56, single, born Iowa, both parents born Ohio
Chester A., son, single, born Iowa, both parents born Ohio, farmer

More About JOHN ERASTUS ROSS:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Occupation: Bet. 1880 - 1920, farmer
Property: 1870, Value of personal property is $3300. Value of real estate is $500.00
Residence: 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA

More About JULIA EMMALINE THROCKMORTON:
Religion: Methodist

Children of JOHN ROSS and JULIA THROCKMORTON are:

2.                i.       OREN E.2 ROSS, b. January 29, 1870, Marion County, Iowa, USA; d. 1944.
3.               ii.       WILLIAM I. ROSS, b. January 26, 1872, Marion County, Iowa, USA; d. June 10, 1955, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
                 iii.       ORINDA MAY ROSS12,13,14,15, b. October 07, 1873, Marion County, Iowa, USA16; d. May 22, 194417.

Notes for ORINDA MAY ROSS:
Orinda lived at her parents home until she was at least 46, according to the census records. She was not married as of that time either.
More About ORINDA MAY ROSS:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA

                 iv.       MARY E. ROSS18, b. December 24, 1875; d. May 12, 1879.

More About MARY E. ROSS:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA

4.               v.       AMOS J. ROSS, b. March 24, 1879, Marion County, Iowa, USA; d. August 1976, Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA.
                vi.       ARTHUR CHESTER ROSS19,20,21, b. September 1882, Marion County, Iowa, USA; d. 196622.

Notes for ARTHUR CHESTER ROSS:
Arthur lived at the home of his parents, unmarried, until at least the age of 36, according to census records.
More About ARTHUR CHESTER ROSS:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA

                vii.       GLENN E. ROSS23, b. December 29, 1884; d. January 24, 1895.

More About GLENN E. ROSS:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA

Generation No. 2

2.  OREN E.2 ROSS (JOHN ERASTUS1)24,25,26 was born January 29, 1870 in Marion County, Iowa, USA27,28, and died 194428.  He married MINNIE E. GULLION29 October 20, 1891 in Marion County, Iowa, USA30.  She was born March 186931 and died 193631.

Notes for OREN E. ROSS:

1870 census lists him as Owen - living with parents, born February rather than January

1880 census lists him as Oren E. - living with parents

1900 Census, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 40, Household # 123, family # 122)
Oren E. Ross, head, 30, b. January 1870, married 8 years, born Iowa, father b. Ohio, Mother born Kentucky, farmer
Minnie E., wife, 31, b. March 1869, born Iowa, father b. Indiana, Mother b. unknown
Hazel J., daughter, 6, born August 1893 in Iowa
Leah? P., daughter, 4, born April 1896 in Iowa
Orval S., son, 3 (overwritten with 4), born June 1896 (this year has been overwritten and cannot tell what the original said)

1910 Census, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 38, household # 121, family # 12: Enumerated May 4th, 1910)
Orin W. Ross, head, 40, married once of 18 years, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Iowa, merchant at General store.
Minnie E., wife, 41, married once of 18 years, 7 births, 6 still living, born Iowa, father born Indiana, Mother born Indiana
Hazel I., daughter, 16, single, born Iowa
Leelah D., daughter, 14, single, born Iowa
Irene B., daughter, 7 born Iowa
Winfred? J., son, 5, born Iowa
Bernice E., daughter, 2, born Iowa
Florence E., daughter, 10 months, born Iowa

1920 Census, Pomona, Jackson County, Illinois (page 268, household #237, family # 237. Enumerated January 29, 1920)
Oren E. Ross, head, 49, born Iowa, Father born Ohio, Mother born Iowa, farmer on a stock farm
Minnie E., wife, 50, born Iowa, both parents born Kentucky
Irene B., daughter, single 17, born Iowa
Winford, son, single, 15, born Iowa
Bernice, daughter, 12, born Iowa
Zora, daughter, 9, born Iowa
Ninna, daughter, 8, born Iowa

More About OREN E. ROSS:
Burial: Row 7, old part of Gullion Cemetery, south of Attica, Marion County, Iowa
Occupation: 1900, farmer
Residence: 1900, Indiana Twp., Marion County, Iowa, USA
More About MINNIE E. GULLION:
Burial: Row 7, old part of Gullion Cemetery, south of Attica, Marion County, Iowa

Children of OREN ROSS and MINNIE GULLION are:
i.       HAZEL J.3 ROSS32, b. August 189332.
ii.       LELA D. ROSS32, b. April 189533; d. 1925.

More About LELA D. ROSS:
Burial: Row 7, old part of Gullion Cemetery, south of Attica, Marion County, Iowa

                 iii.       ORVAL ALBERT ROSS34, b. June 30, 189635; d. December 18, 190235.

More About ORVAL ALBERT ROSS:
Burial: Row 7, old part of Gullion Cemetery, south of Attica, Marion County, Iowa
               iv.       IRENE B. ROSS, b. Abt. 1903.
                 v.      WINFORD J. ROSS, b. Abt. 1904.
                vi.      BERNICE E. ROSS, b. Abt. 1907.
               vii.      FLORENCE EVA ROSS36, b. June 10, 190936; d. December 22, 191137.
Notes for FLORENCE EVA ROSS:
Knoxville Express Wednesday December 27, 1911
Florence E. Ross the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Ross, of E. Main Street, died of diphtheria last friday, aged two years, six months and twelve days.On account of the nature of the disease, no funeral could be held. The body was interred in the Gullion cemetery same day. Nine years ago (Dec. 18, 1902) Orval Ross, brother of deceased, died of ______; and another child in the family is very ill with the disease.
More About FLORENCE EVA ROSS:
Burial: Row 7, old part of Gullion Cemetery, south of Attica, Marion County, Iowa

               viii.       ZORA ROSS, b. Abt. 191138
ix.       NINNA ROSS, b. Abt. 191238.

3.  WILLIAM I.2 ROSS (JOHN ERASTUS1)39 was born January 26, 1872 in Marion County, Iowa, USA40,41, and died June 10, 1955 in Marion County, Iowa, USA42,43.  He married (1) LOIS ?.  She was born May 13, 187643, and died May 16, 190044,45.  He married (2) LAURA J. KINCAID.  She was born 1882 in Iowa, USA45, and died 1932.

Notes for WILLIAM I. ROSS:

Census 1900, Washington Towship, Marion County, Iowa, USA. Page 251.
Living as boarder in household of John Bellamy, employed as farm laborer.
Listed as widower.

It is most likely his children that are found living in his father's home:

Census 1900, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 65, Household # 190, Family #190)
John E. Ross, 53, born March 1847, married 30 years, born Ohio, both parents born Ohio, farmer
Julie E., 54, wife, born March 1846, married 30 years, born Iowa, Father b. Ohio, Mother born Virginia; 7 births, 5 still living.
Orinda M., daughter, 26, born October 1873, single, no births, born Iowa, not employed
Arthur C., son, 18, born September 1882, single, born Iowa, at school
Gladys F., granddaughter, 2, born August 1898 in Iowa, both parents born Iowa
Frank T., grandson, 1 month, born April 1900 in Iowa, both parents born Iowa

Census 1910, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA (page 35, household 60, family #60)
William E. Ross, head, 38, 3rd marriage, married 8 years, born Iowa, both parents born Ohio, farmer
Laura? J., wife, 28, 1st marriage, married 8 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Iowa, Father born North Carolina, Mother born Illinois
Fay Gadys {sic}, daughter, 11, born Iowa
Glenn E., son, 7, born Iowa
Mary A., daughter, 6, born Iowa

In 1920, Fay is found in two homes:

Census 1920, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 58, Household #30, Family #30)
William I. Ross, head, 47, married, born Iowa, Father born Ohio, Mother born Iowa, farmer
Laura J., wife, 37, born Iowa, father born North Carolina, Mother born Illinois
Fay, daughter, 21, single, born Iowa, servant to ?Pot? family (maybe Ross family?)
Glenn, son, 17, single, born Iowa, not employed
Mary, daughter, 15, single, born Iowa
Ruth, daughter, 8, born Iowa

Census 1920 Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 64, Family # 195).
John E., head, 72, widower, born Ohio
Rinda, daughter, 46, single, born Iowa, not employed
Arthur, son, 38, single, born Iowa, farmer
Fay G., grandaughter, 21, single, born Iowa
Mary, grandaughter, 19, single, born Iowa
James, grandson, 17, single, born Iowa

Row 3, South to North, Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Ross, Lois, wf of W.J.  13 May 1876-16 May 1900
William I. 26 Jan 1872-10 Jun 1955
Laura Kinkaid   1882-1932
Arthur  1881-1966
Orlinda May Dau 7 Oct 1873-22 May 1944

More About WILLIAM I. ROSS:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA

More About LAURA J. KINCAID:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa, USA

Children of WILLIAM ROSS and LOIS ? are:
i.       FAY GLADYS3 ROSS, b. Abt. 1898.
ii.       FRANK T. ROSS, b. 1900.

Children of WILLIAM ROSS and LAURA KINCAID are:
iii.       GLENN E.3 ROSS, b. 190245; d. 195445.

More About GLENN E. ROSS:
Burial: Row 7, old part of Gullion Cemetery, south of Attica, Marion County, Iowa

                 iv.       MARY A. ROSS, b. Abt. 1903.
v.       RUTH ROSS, b. Abt. 1911.

4.  AMOS J.2 ROSS (JOHN ERASTUS1)46,47,48 was born March 24, 1879 in Marion County, Iowa, USA48,49, and died August 1976 in Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA.  He married ADDA BEATRICE CORNELL50,51,52,53 Bet. 1902 - 1903 in Iowa54,55,56, daughter of JOHN CORNELL and TRIZAH BURCH.  She was born November 15, 1884 in Iowa, USA, and died Aft. 1920.

Notes for AMOS J. ROSS:

Census 1900 Washington Towship, Marion County, Iowa, USA (Page 251. Living as boarder in household #102 (illegible name).
Amoz J. Ross, 21, boarder, single, born Iowa, Both parents born Ohio, farm laborer.
His brother William I. Ross is living as a boarder in the previous household, also doing farm labor, born Iowa, both parents born Ohio.

Census 1910, Montrose County, Colorado, USA (page 152, Household# 132, Family # 133 Enumerated on May 4th & 5th, 1910).

Amos J. Ross, head, 31, married 7 years, born Iowa, both parents born Iowa, farmer
Ada B., wife, 25, married 7 years, born Iowa, Father born Illinois, Mother born Iowa
Fern A., daughter, 6, born Iowa
Merril A., 5, born Iowa

Census 1920 Montrose County, Colorado, USA (page 152, household # 132, family #133. Enumerated on January 21, 1920).

Amos J. Ross, head, 39, married, born Iowa, Father born Iowa, Mother born Missouri, ditch rider for U.S.R.S.
Ada B., wife, 35, married, born Iowa, both parents born Iowa
Fern A., daughter, 16, single, born Iowa
Merrille, son, 14, single, born Iowa
Dale M., son, 9, single, born Colorado

Census 1930, Olathe 13-PCT, Montrose County, Colorado, USA (Page 180, Household #15, family # 16. Enumerated April 12, 1930).
Amos J. Ross, head, 51, 23 years old when married, born Iowa, father born Ohio, Mother born Iowa, ditch rider
Ada B., wife, 45, 18 years old when married, born iowa, Father born Ilinois, Mother born Iowa
Dale M., son, 20, single, born Colorado, bookeeper for the bank.

More About AMOS J. ROSS:
Occupation: 1910, farmer

Other Information:
1917, Registered for the Military Draft in Montrose County, Colorado, USA
Property: 1910, Rented farm
Residence: 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA
Social Security Number: 523-03-950357

Children of AMOS ROSS and ADDA CORNELL are:
5.                i.       FERN A.3 ROSS, b. Abt. 1904, Iowa, USA
6.               ii.       MERRILL A. ROSS, b. February 15, 1905, Iowa, USA; d. April 11, 1992, Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA.
iii.       DALE M. ROSS58, b. Bet. 1910 - 1911, Montrose County, Colorado, USA59.

Generation No. 3

5.  FERN A.3 ROSS (AMOS J.2, JOHN ERASTUS1)60 was born Abt. 1904 in Iowa, USA.  She married ? FOSTER. 

Children of FERN ROSS and ? FOSTER are:
i.       FEMALE4 FOSTER.
ii.       RALPH FOSTER.

6.  MERRILL A.3 ROSS (AMOS J.2, JOHN ERASTUS1)61,62,63 was born February 15, 1905 in Iowa, USA64, and died April 11, 1992 in Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA64,65.  He married JUANITA B. MCAFERTY65,66, daughter of STEPHEN MCAFERTY and CORDELIA WILSON.  She was born June 30, 1911 in Missouri, USA67, and died August 10, 1984 in Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA67.

More About MERRILL A. ROSS:
Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA

More About JUANITA B. MCAFERTY:
Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA
Social Security Number: 524-74-1693

Children of MERRILL ROSS and JUANITA MCAFERTY are:
i.       MERRILL ARTHUR4 ROSS, m. (1) KATHERINE ELIZABETH WILSON; b. October 19, 1936, Olney Springs, Boardway County, Colorado, USA; m. (2) CAROLE ANNE LEMBI, Abt. 1971.
ii.       DARRELL D. ROSS, b. April 11, 1937; d. April 25, 1999.

More About DARRELL D. ROSS:
Burial: Olathe, Montrose County, Colorado, USA

Endnotes

1.  1880 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
2.  1870 Census, Knoxville, Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA, Page 95, Household #534, Family #505. Listed as 23 yrs. old at census time (June 27, 1870).
3.  1860 Census, Census 1860, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 85, household # 594, Family # 367. Listed as 12 years old.
4.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA., listed as 33 years old.
5.  headstone.
6.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
7.  1870 Census, Knoxville, Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA, Page 95, Household #534, Family #505. Listed as 24 yrs old at census time (June 27, 1870).
8.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bart/THROCK2.htm.
9.  LDS, Family History Library under microfilm reference number 0986183.
10.  1880 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA., listed as 34 years old.
11.  headstone.
12.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
13.  1900 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 65, Household # 190, Family #190.
14.  1910 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 53, Household # 8, Family # 8; living in home of father.
15.  1920 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 64, Family # 195. Living in home of father.
16.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA, listed as 6 years old.
17.  headstone.
18.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bart/THROCK2.htm.
19.  1900 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 65, Household # 190, Family #190.
20.  1910 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 53, Household # 8, Family # 8; listed as Chester A. Ross, living in home of father.
21.  1920 Census, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA; Page 64, Family # 195. Living in home of father.
22.  headstone.
23.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bart/THROCK2.htm.
24.  Census 1880, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
25.  1870 Census, Knoxville, Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA, Page 95, Household #534, Family #505. Listed as 5 months old at census time (June 27, 1870).
26.  1900 Census, Indiana Twp., Marion County, Iowa, USA, Household # 123, Family # 122, Listed as Oren E. ROSS, b. January 1870, in Iowa, father b. Ohio, Mother b. Kentucky, married 8 years.
27.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA, listed as 10 years old.
28.  headstone.
29.  1900 Census, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA, Page 40, Household # 123, family # 122, with husband Oren ROSS. She is listed as married 8 years, 3 children born and still living. Other Gullion families living next door.
30.  Marriage records, Marion County, Iowa, found on http://www.rootsweb.com/~iamarion/1891marrbygroom.htm.
31.  headstone.
32.  1900 Census, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA, Page 40, Household # 123, family # 122.
33.  headstone, Marked "daughter" in line of Oren & Minnie ROSS family.
34.  1900 Census, Indiana Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA, Page 40, Household # 123, family # 122.
35.  headstone, Marked "Oval Albert" in line of ROSS, marked "son of OE & ME."
36.  headstone.
37.  headstone, marked as "daughter", next to Oren & Minnie ROSS.
38.  1920 Census.
39.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
40.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA, listed as 8 years old.
41.  headstone.
42.  1900 Census, Washington Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA. Page 251. Living as boarder in household of John Bellamy, employed as farm laborer. Listed as widower.
43.  headstone.
44.  Census 1900, Washington Township, Marion County, Iowa, USA. Page 251. Husband listed as widower.
45.  headstone.
46.  1880 Census, Census 1880, Census 1880, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA.
47.  Gregory Scott Ross.
48.  1910 Census, Montrose County, Colorado, USA; page 152, household # 132, family #133. Enumerated on May 4th & 5th, 1910.
49.  Draft Registration, 1917 Draft Birth Registrations (R-Z), Montrose Co, Colo BIRTH INFORMATION:  RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY (Montrose, Colorado) IN 1917-18 AND PERSONS WITH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY.
50.  Photographs, listing her as "Ada Ross."
51.  LDS.
52.  1910 Census, Montrose County, Colorado, USA; page 152, household # 132, family #133. Enumerated on May 4th & 5th, 1910. Listed as 25 years old.
53.  Obituary: John M. Cornell, August 1906.
54.  LDS, listed marriage around 1905.
55.  1910 Census, Montrose County, Colorado, USA; page 152, household # 132, family #133. Enumerated on May 4th & 5th, 1910. Married 7 years at census time.
56.  Obituary: John M. Cornell, August 1906.
57.  Social Security Death Index.
58.  Photographs.
59.  1920 Census, Montrose County, Colorado, USA; page 53, household # 185, family #189. Enumerated on January 21, 1920.
60.  Photographs.
61.  Gregory Scott Ross.
62.  Photographs.
63.  Merrill Arthur Ross.
64.  Genealogy.com, Family Archive #110, Social Security Death Index: U.S. Ed. 9, Social Security Death Index,  (Release date: April 10, 2000), "CD-ROM," Internal Ref. #1.112.9.79996.164.
65.  headstone.
66.  1920 Census, Page 106, 13-WD, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA, Household #89, Family #93, Address #2403. Enumerated January 5, 1920.
67.  headstone.


Reformatted by Al Hibbard 5 Oct 2013