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Charles Kenneth "Ken" Ross, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1897
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1985
Cedaredge
Delta County
Colorado, USA

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According to his WWI Draft Registration, 24 Aug 1918, Charles K Ross, Jr. worked at the Blair Horse Collar factory owned by his father.
His father, Charles, Sr., held the patent US 981006 A for the "adjustable" horse collar, a boon to farm operations everywhere.
Prior to this invention, owners of farm work horses had to keep purchasing separate collars for each farm horse and replacing if the horse increased or decreased in neck size.

Source: Family history - Wardell and Jensen family history-Susan Sobotka Wardell.

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Below is source information courtesy of the
Blair Historical Preservation Alliance regarding the Blair Horse Collar factory.

Blair Horse Collar Company (today's Seventeenth and Washington, now houses Edward Jones Investments.)
This building first shows up in the 1909 Sanborn Map

City Council Meeting -- April 17, 1906
Moved and seconded that the city engineer be instructed to ascertain grade on the three sides of New Collar Factory building bordering alley sixth street and Washington to determine the probable amount of dirt to be moved and probable cost thereof.

Blair Horse Collar
Trans Mississippi International Exposition of 1898
H.M. for Honorable Mention Award

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles Kenneth Ross (1867 - 1951)
  Elizabeth Peebles Forgan Ross (1863 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrtle Irene Jensen Ross (1898 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Ralph Robert Ross (1890 - 1978)*
  Winfield Russell Ross (1892 - 1973)*
  Grace Isabelle Ross (1895 - 1976)*
  Charles Kenneth Ross (1897 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blair Cemetery
Blair
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block: 64 Lot: 3
 
Created by: S. Wardell
Record added: Jul 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113729405
Charles Kenneth Ken Ross, Jr
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Charles Kenneth Ken Ross, Jr
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Charles Kenneth Ken Ross, Jr
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 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
 
 
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