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William S Ross
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1843
Death: Feb. 25, 1936

The Ridgway Record, February 25, 1936

Veteran, Died Here Today

Aged Ridgway Man Had Been Ill Two Years - Aged 92 Years - Funeral Services Friday Afternoon

W. S. Ross, aged 92 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Grove avenue this morning at 9 o'clock follinga an illness of over two years. Funeral services, in charge of the Ledden-Young Post, American Legion, will be held from the lat residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Pine Grove cemetery.

Mr. Ross was born in Tarentum, December 18, 1843. He was employed by Hyde Murphy Co. at Freeport, Pa. and came to Ridgway about 51 years ago to work for the same firm. He was later employed for a number of years at the Hall, Kaul and Hyde Co. store.

Mr. Ross enlisted in September 1864 in Co. I, 5th Regiment Volunteer Heavy artillery. He participated in the conflicts at Salem, Rectortown and White Plains, Va. and the sectond battle of Bull Run. He was honerably discharged at Pittsburgh, June 30, 1965.

Surviving are one son, P. C. Ross of Buffalo, N.Y., seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great great grand children.

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The Ridgway Record, February 29, 1936

Funeral services for W. S. Ross, Civil War veteran, who passed away Tuesday morning at his home on Grove avenue, were held yesterday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at the residence. Rev. M. D. Maynard, rector of Grace Episcopal church, read the burila service.

The services at Pine Grove cemetery, were interment was made, were in charge of the American Legion, Ledden-Young Post, with a service Company firing squad assisting. Joh Martin sounded taps.

The pall bearers, members of Ledden-Young Post, were: I.G. Lunger, Frank Beck, E.G. Hoyt, A.A. Herzing, Fiske Clawson and Floyd Oliphant.

Members of the W.R.C. attended teh services in a body.

The out of town people attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ross and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross, of Pittsburgh, and Miss Helen Dickosn, Bradford.

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The Ridgway Record, March 10, 1936

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who were so kind to us during the long illness and death of our grandfather, W. S. Ross, especially teh Ledden-Young Post, American Legion and members of Service Company, the Woman's Relief Corps, and all those who sent flowers and donation cars.

Jane Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Givens
Paul H. Ross
Robert E. Ross

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Thank you to my cousin Janet and her husband Larry, for researching the Ridgway Advocate and Ridgway Record to provide this information. Their efforts are greatly appreciated. jer
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 Parents:
  George Ross (1818 - 1899)
  Jane Reed(Reid) Ross (1820 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Maude Ross Weis (____ - 1935)*
  William George Ross (1873 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret J McGowan Sproull (1839 - 1931)**
  William S Ross (1843 - 1936)
  Reid Mc Ross (1846 - 1870)*
  John Addison Ross (1848 - 1930)*
  Louisa A Ross (1850 - 1910)*
  James Johnston Ross (1853 - 1930)*
  Isaac H Ross (1855 - 1933)*
  Allen Ellsworth Ross (1861 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Book-40, Page 631 record for Lot 94 States that W. S. Ross was in 5th Art., 204th Regt., Civil War.
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Ridgway
Elk County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 94
 
Created by: J. Edward Ross
Record added: Jun 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71381208
 

Veteran, Died Here TodayAged Ridgway Man Had Been Ill Two Years - Aged 92 Years - Funeral Services Friday AfternoonW. S. Ross, aged 92 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Grove avenue this morning at 9 o'clock follinga an illness of ove...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 3, 2012
 
 
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