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Alexander Ross

Male abt 1813 - 1900  (~ 87 years)



  • Name Alexander Ross  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth abt 1813  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4
    • son of John Ross, gardener to the Duke of Atholl
    Occupation Dec 1841  Grocer  [1
    Residence Dec 1841  198 Canongate, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 14 Dec 1841  Old Church, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Helen Hammond Coe,   b. abt 1815, Dereham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1878, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Mar 1851  Collector of Gas Rates  [2
    Residence Mar 1851  36 Walcot Square, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation Apr 1861  Collector Gas Rents  [3
    Residence Apr 1861  54 Walcot Square, Lambeth. Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation Apr 1871  Collector of Gas Rates  [4
    Residence Apr 1871  5 Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation Apr 1881  Gas Rent Collector  [5
    Residence Apr 1881  5 Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • also resid: Louisa, dau, 24 b Lambeth; Charles, son, 22 b Lambeth, asst gas rent collector; John Milliken, visitor [future son-in-law], 34 b Ireland, African merchant clerk
    Marriage abt May 1884  Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location ; Mary Warren, b Plymouth abt 1858, d Wandsworth abt 1899  [6
    • her identity not confirmed; listed in Apr 1891 census as Mary Ross, age 33 b Plymouth; possibly = Mary Ross death reg Wandsworth 3Q1899 age 41; not identified in 1901 or 1911 census; not an executor of her husband's will Apr 1900; believed to be Mary Warren, birth reg Plymouth 1Q1857; dau of William George Warren, b Oreston, Devon abt 1823, brewers labourer; resid Apr 1881 at 29 Dulwich Rd, Lambeth, age 24 b Plymouth, general servant in household of Joseph Charles Frost, warehouseman.
    Occupation Apr 1891  Retired Gas Collector  [7
    • asthmatic [7]
    Residence Apr 1891  20 Kingswood Rd, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • also res: wife Mary, 33 b Plymouth; grandson Arthur, 6 b Streatham
    Death 28 Jan 1900  20 Kingswood Rd, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    Probate 24 Apr 1900  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £291 11s. 1d.  [9
    • Ross Alexander of 20 Kingswood-road Clapham-park Surrey died 28 January 1900 Probate London to Louisa Hammond Tatham (wife of Ernest John Tatham) and the said Ernest John Tatham surgeon Effects £291 11s. 1d. [NPC]
    Person ID I3146  Tatham | Morris branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2014 

    Family Helen Hammond Coe,   b. abt 1815, Dereham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1878, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Marriage 14 Dec 1841  Old Church, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • separate church within St Giles' Cathedral
    Notes 
    • also res Mar 1851: his father John, wid, gardener, 68 b Scotland; son William, 8 b Westminster; son Hugh, 6 b Pimlico; dau Helen, 3 b Westminster; son Alexander, 1 b Lambeth; visitor Morey Sendall, civil engineer, 29 b Norfolk (Mattishall).
    • also res Apr 1861: son Alexander, 11 b Lambeth; son Charles, 2 b Lambeth.
    • also res Apr 1871: dau Helen, 23 b St Martins; son Charles, 12 b St Mary, slightly blind
    • son William Ross, birth reg Westminster 1Q1843; marriage reg Lambeth 4Q1868 to Elizabeth Osborne Harnett (1842-1910); emigrated to USA Sep 1870; resid St Louis, MO; well-known sculptor (incl statue of Urania, formerly on St Louis Mutual Life Insurance Building, acquired in 2011 by Building Arts Foundation, Sauget, IL); died in his mid-30s; widow married his brother Alexander. [JS]
    • son Hugh Ross, b Pimlico 03 Mar 1845; extracts from biographical note of 1903:
      Career [summary]: emigrated to Canada abt 1859 aged 14; at high school Hamilton, ON; moved to USA 1863; studied medicine at Hahnemann College, Chicago, from 1874; at Chicago Homeopathic College from 1875; MD degree 1880; listed Jun 1880 as physician at Gibson, IL, resid with 1st wife Mary [O. McGillivray], age 20 b VA; homesteader at Huron, SD, 1881-1888; in practice at Tacoma, WA, 1888-1895; divorce suit filed by Mary at Seattle, Dec 1894; moved to California 1895; served as naval surgeon from 1898 during & after Spanish-American War; practised medicine in Manila; married Rita Gabaretta in 1900; 1 child as of 1903; then practising & resid Paso Robles, CA.
      Family [verbatim, incl suspected inaccuracies]: A native of London, England, Dr. Ross was born March 3, 1845, a son of Alexander and Mary [née Coe] Ross, natives respectively of Edinburgh, Scotland, and England. The paternal grandfather was born in Scotland, and during his entire active life was superintendent gardener for the Duke of Arthol [Atholl/Athole]. Alexander Ross was receiver for London Gas, Light and Coke Company, and in return for years of faithful service was pensioned by the company up to the time of his death at the age of eighty-six years. His wife, whose father was born in Wales, and became a farmer in England, lived to be over ninety years of age. [final sentence not yet reconciled with any known sources]
      [James Miller Guinn, History of the State of California; Chicago: Chapman Publishing Co., 1903; pp. 545-6].
    • son Alexander Ross, birth reg Lambeth 4Q1849; marr Elizabeth Osborne Harnett, widow of his brother William; manager with Laclede Gas Light Company, St Louis, MO; after Elizabeth's death moved to Los Angeles & was general manager for gas operation in City of Vernon; moved to Mexico City, general manager of Mexican National Gas Co in 1910. [10]
    Children 
    +1. Louisa Hammond Ross,   b. abt May 1856, Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1930, Holly Brake, Tilmore, Petersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Documents
    Alexander Ross & Helen Coe
    Alexander Ross & Helen Coe
    Marriage register
    Last Modified 01 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F0834  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt 1813 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 1841 - 198 Canongate, Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 14 Dec 1841 - Old Church, Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 14 Dec 1841 - Old Church, Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 36 Walcot Square, Lambeth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 54 Walcot Square, Lambeth. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 5 Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 5 Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Mary Warren, b Plymouth abt 1858, d Wandsworth abt 1899 - abt May 1884 - Lambeth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 20 Kingswood Rd, Clapham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Jan 1900 - 20 Kingswood Rd, Clapham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £291 11s. 1d. - 24 Apr 1900 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Edinburgh Old Church, 14 Dec 1841.
      OPR marriages 685/01670 0038 Edinburgh

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 38 b Scotland

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 48 b Scotland

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 58 b Scotland

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 68 b Scotland

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Lambeth, 2Q1884.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 79 b Scotland

    8. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Wandsworth, 1Q1900.
      age 89

    9. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    10. [S03] Family Members, JS.