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Posted by: Jag (ID *****9434) Date: May 24, 2004 at 22:20:32
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Hello All,

STill in search of my elusive Ross family. My Reuben J. Ross was in Cooper Co MO by 1860 when he married Nancy A. Snodgrass Casy. Where he was before that I do not know. Can not seem to find a Reuben J. Ross in the MO census for 1850 or 1860.....just an 1860 marriage record. Then he is in the 1870 and 1880 census, but then disappears again.

He and Nancy had three boys....George Emory who married a Winnie Dishion, Joseph Walter who married Nina Mae Scott and James T.

I know much about JOseph and George but nothing on James T. We think the T. is for Thomas but have not been able to confirm this.

I recently have been working on finding out about James T......I have followed a James T. Ross who was born the same time as my James T. I do not know if he married in MO or OK. He went from MO to OK. While in OK, Kingfisher Co., he had at least two children, George Thomas Ross and Rettia Ross.
By 1919 James and his family had relocated to Benton Co. Oregon and I find him on the 1920 and 1930 census records. There is no wife listed in either of these census. The two children are on the 1920 census with him.
Both children were married in 1924, George Thomas Ross to Hazel M. Brazeal and Rettia Ross to Walter Burr Kirby.
George Thomas is on the 1930 census in Lane Oregon with wife Hazel and son Eugene P. Ross.

But....I struck gold when I located this obit for George Thomas Ross...Not only does it list his mothers name but it also gave me the county in OK in which he was born!!!!

ROSS George Thomas Ross, 74, of 2665 SW 53rd died Tuesday morning in Good Samaritin Hospital. He waas a logger for most of his life. He was born Oct. 24, 1904, in Kingfisher County, Okla., the son of James and Cora Lotspitch Ross. He lived in Okalahoma until moving to Oregon in 1919. Surviving are two daughters, Dolores Wallace of Philomath and Darlene Adams of Corvallis, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons.

Would love to find descendants of this family to confirm that this is indeed my James T. Ross from Cooper co. MO, son of Reuben J. Ross.


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