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 George Washington Ross

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George Washington Ross

Birth
Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death
30 Jul 1923 (aged 89)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
Section 8 Lot 6279 on Banebury Path.
Memorial ID
158605152 View Source

Civil War veteran - served in Company A and D 117th. New York Infantry as 1st Sergeant to 1st Lt. from 1862-1865.
At the battle of Fort Fisher N.C 15 January 1865, he was ADC to General Newton M Curtis, and when Curtis was wounded, he helped remove him from the traverses. He was helping to carry Curtis in a blanket when a shell struck under it, and bounded away and burst, but did not harm anyone, a close call.
Was an entrepreneur after the war, making and losing a number of fortunes in Canada and Massachusetts. Eventually worked in the grocery and meat markets in Massachusetts, and again lost money investing in Mexican mines.
His friends persuaded him to retire in 1912.
His son, Thomas W Ross became a well known stage and movie actor from 1902 to the 1940's and is also buried in Forest Hills cemetery.

Civil War veteran - served in Company A and D 117th. New York Infantry as 1st Sergeant to 1st Lt. from 1862-1865.
At the battle of Fort Fisher N.C 15 January 1865, he was ADC to General Newton M Curtis, and when Curtis was wounded, he helped remove him from the traverses. He was helping to carry Curtis in a blanket when a shell struck under it, and bounded away and burst, but did not harm anyone, a close call.
Was an entrepreneur after the war, making and losing a number of fortunes in Canada and Massachusetts. Eventually worked in the grocery and meat markets in Massachusetts, and again lost money investing in Mexican mines.
His friends persuaded him to retire in 1912.
His son, Thomas W Ross became a well known stage and movie actor from 1902 to the 1940's and is also buried in Forest Hills cemetery.


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