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Dr Eddie Deal Gross
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1878
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1968
Smith County
Tennessee, USA

b. 1 November 1878 d.
20 December 1968
Parents: George Russell Gross (18541899)
& Matilda Cowan
Wife: Altie Knight Ferguson, b. July 1885 d.
1 January 1956
Both Buried: Gross Cemetery, Smith Co., TN
(Source: Tennessee State Marriage record, Smith Co., TN, pg. 358, #747: E. D. Gross married 28 October
1907, Smith Co., TN to Altie K. Ferguson. By whom married: G. D. Byrne).

Born the son of a farmer, Eddie Deal Gross wanted to make something of himself. Born on November 1, 1878, he spent his life in Smith County.

As a young man, he worked in a general merchandise store, in the Chestnut Mound community, to work his way through the Joseph W. Allen College in Carthage. After graduating, in December of 1902, he signed a contract with the Director of School District Number 10 employing him as a teacher of school Number 3 and agreed to pay him thirty dollars per month.

The money received from his teaching enabled him and his brother John W. Gross (Dr. John William Horace Gross) to enter the School of Medicine at the University of Nashville. He and his brother both graduated on March 31, 1905. He received his diploma and permanent M. D. license at the age of 26.

Dr. Gross remained in Smith County, while his brother entered the United States Navy. John W. Gross died a few months later of meningitis in the U. S. Navy Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia on December 2, 1912.

Dr. E. D. Gross did most of his work in Smith County and surrounding counties. He practiced medicine for over 50 years. He was a member of the Tennessee and American Medical association, and the Smith County Medical Society and was at one time the President of the Upper Cumberland Medical Society.

Dr. Gross was loved by all his patients and friends. He was married to Altie K. Ferguson, who passed away January 1, 1956. They had three children, Sadie Carter of Carthage, TN, Bill Gross of Oak Ridge, TN, and John Gross of Chestnut Mound, TN. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage.

Dr. Gross died on December 20, 1968 at the age of 90.

This information is from the Smith County History book and was written by my husband, who is cited in the book, Jody L. Murray. 
Family links: 
  George Russell Gross (1854 - 1899)
  Matilda Reams Cowan Gross (1847 - 1884)
  Altie Knight Ferguson Gross (1885 - 1956)
  John Horace Gross (1912 - 1994)*
  Sadie Gross Murray Carter (1921 - 1997)*
  Eddie Deal Gross (1878 - 1968)
  Sadie Vernon Gross Wyatt (1880 - 1953)*
  John William Horace Gross (1882 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Gross Cemetery
Chestnut Mound
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Brandy Wells Murray
Record added: Feb 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85769256
Dr Eddie Deal Gross
Added by: Brandy Wells Murray
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Thank you Dr. Gross, you delivered many of the Brindley and Cowen family and were there at their passing
- Darlene Brindley
 Added: Aug. 3, 2015
RIP to my husband's Great Grandfather
- Brandy Wells Murray
 Added: Nov. 21, 2012

- D.C.
 Added: Nov. 16, 2012

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