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Re: Ross
Posted by: L DAVIS (ID *****2728) Date: August 24, 2010 at 15:46:05
In Reply to: Ross by jim janke of 1346

Have found individuals you were searching for. Can be confusing as names repeat frequently in different townships. Also, to correct a previous posting_ Sadie is the nickname for SARAH; not the other way around. Sally is also a derivative of SARAH. Oftentimes, especially in the ancestral generations, if the mother's (or grandmother's) name is Sarah, the daughter (or G-daughter) will be named Sally. Sadie is almost always a nickname for Sarah.

If indeed, Dorothy E Ross is the focus of your search, her father's name was William Charles Ross, b. April 1880 in Kiskiminetas Twp., Armstrong County, PA. Dorothy’s father (sometimes designated as Charles) was a son of Henry T and Sarah J Ross. The names and information are provided exactly as written in the record but this does not assure absolute accuracy.

The first record found is June 3-4 of 1880 in Kiskiminetas Twp, Armstrong County, PA. Household consists of Henry T Ross 33, working as a coal miner, wife Sarah J 29, dau. Austella O 6, son Birtner J 4, son Harry T 3 and baby Charlie 1 month (born in April). Later records show Harry’s middle name is Tillmer and venturing the same is true for his father, Henry. There is a possibility that Henry's early roots are from Georgia, Bibb County. We do not intend to pursued this route, but you may find information there prior to 1870.

1890 Census records were destroyed in a fire.
June 8-9 of 1900_ Parks Twp., Armstrong County, PA_ Household shows Henry 53 (b. Feb 1847), Sarah J 49 (b. Nov 1850)_ states she has given birth to 7 children and 6 are living_ Children at home are Tillmer 23 b. Aug 1876, Charles 20 b. Apr 1880, Earl 12 b. May 1888 and Pearl 9 b. May 1991. Most likely that Austella O and Birtner J have aged out of the household and married.

April 15, 1910_Armstrong County_Parks Twp._ record shows Henry 63, Sadie 59, Tillmer 33, Earl 21 and Pearl 18. Living next door to them is son Charles 28, wife Verna 23, their sons William 2 and baby Harry 1 y/o. This record allows that Charles was born in 1882 which is incorrect as he is counted in the 1880 Census.

Jan 27-28 of 1920_ Westmoreland County_Washington Twp.,_ record shows William C 39, works as a coal miner, Verna M 32, Harold 12 (this must be William of 1910 Census), Melvin 10 (this must be baby Harry of 1910 Census) and Dorothy 4y and 7 mos. Another little girl, Nellie is born into this family during this year.

A terrible tragedy must have befallen this family as circumstances changed drastically by the next Census in 1930. Children: Dorothy E 13 and Nellie 10 are listed in the household of their Aunt Dorothy, most likely a sister of their mother. This household has a number of boarders but is not designated as an inn or a hotel.

Record shows Dewey Tuttle 32 who works as a tin plater, his wife Dorothy L 36 have been married for 10 years. This is the 2nd marriage for her as the record provides she was married at age 17 and divorced after 5 years_ she has no children of her own. Living with them is Dorothy’s niece Dorothy E Ross 13, niece Nellie J 10, and a brother Vere G Ross 38 who works as a lineman for West Penn Electric. The record shows he is married but a wife is not listed with him at this time. It is my guess that Dorothy E’s age was provided as a guesstimate.

Six lodgers are listed in this household_ Harry P Long 43 divorced, Charles Harter 54 widowed, Bertha Hoyston 38 divorced, Earl Stotter 36, Setas W La Clair 56 married and William R La Clair 23.

You may have other Family Truths that support some of this information and we hope direction is provided. We have no attachment to this family.
Regards_ Lee Davis

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