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 Tipton Smith Ross

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Tipton Smith Ross

Birth
Erath County, Texas, USA
Death
15 Jul 1956 (aged 83)
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Burial
De Leon, Comanche County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
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Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, Texas) 16 Jul 1956, Mon
Tipton S. Ross Dies; Funeral in Gorman Tuesday
Tipton Smith Ross, 83, pioneer Central Texas resident, died in a local hospital early Sunday after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Gorman with Rev. J. L. Roden officiating. Burial will be in the DeLeon Cemetery beside his wife.
Mr. Ross was born near DeLeon on June 29, 1873, the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. George R. Ross. His father was a pioneer preacher of this area.
He received his education at Armstrong District of Erath County and DeLeon High School. He attended Howard Payne College at Brownwood in the 1890s.
He was married to Miss Anna Hartsell Jan. 17, 1897 at Round Grove Church in Erath County.
Mr. Ross maintained his residence in Comanche, Erath, and Eastland counties all of his life except for a short residence at Hubbard City near Waco.
He opened and operated the first Higginbotham Bros. & Co. lumber yard in DeLeon.
For many years he was active in political circles. He served in the 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 45th sessions of the Texas Legislature. He served as representative from the 73rd district and from the 76th district. He retained his activity and interest in politics until ill health forced his retirement. He was a staunch Democrat.
Mr. Ross was an active member of the Baptist Church for about 65 years. At the time of his death, he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church at Gorman.
He was also active in the Masonic Order and had been a member of the Blue Lodge for about 60 years.
Survivors include two sons, Reuben B. Ross of Brownwood and Brooks N. Ross of Plainview; one daughter, Mrs. Nash Miller of Calgary, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Tobe Hammit, Mrs. John Kay and Mrs. Frank Kay, all of DeLeon; one brother, George M. Ross of Woodville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
London—Burton Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements, with Higginbotham Bros. of Gorman directing final rites.

Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, Texas) 16 Jul 1956, Mon
Tipton S. Ross Dies; Funeral in Gorman Tuesday
Tipton Smith Ross, 83, pioneer Central Texas resident, died in a local hospital early Sunday after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Gorman with Rev. J. L. Roden officiating. Burial will be in the DeLeon Cemetery beside his wife.
Mr. Ross was born near DeLeon on June 29, 1873, the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. George R. Ross. His father was a pioneer preacher of this area.
He received his education at Armstrong District of Erath County and DeLeon High School. He attended Howard Payne College at Brownwood in the 1890s.
He was married to Miss Anna Hartsell Jan. 17, 1897 at Round Grove Church in Erath County.
Mr. Ross maintained his residence in Comanche, Erath, and Eastland counties all of his life except for a short residence at Hubbard City near Waco.
He opened and operated the first Higginbotham Bros. & Co. lumber yard in DeLeon.
For many years he was active in political circles. He served in the 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 45th sessions of the Texas Legislature. He served as representative from the 73rd district and from the 76th district. He retained his activity and interest in politics until ill health forced his retirement. He was a staunch Democrat.
Mr. Ross was an active member of the Baptist Church for about 65 years. At the time of his death, he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church at Gorman.
He was also active in the Masonic Order and had been a member of the Blue Lodge for about 60 years.
Survivors include two sons, Reuben B. Ross of Brownwood and Brooks N. Ross of Plainview; one daughter, Mrs. Nash Miller of Calgary, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Tobe Hammit, Mrs. John Kay and Mrs. Frank Kay, all of DeLeon; one brother, George M. Ross of Woodville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
London—Burton Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements, with Higginbotham Bros. of Gorman directing final rites.


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