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Family Group Sheet : Alexander Ross / Helen Hammond Coe (F0834)

m. 14 Dec 1841

  • Father | Male
    Alexander Ross

    Birth  abt 1813  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  28 Jan 1900  20 Kingswood Rd, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Marriage  14 Dec 1841  Old Church, Edinburgh  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mother | Female
    Helen Hammond Coe

    Birth  abt 1815  Dereham Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  abt May 1878  Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 1 | Female
    + Louisa Hammond Ross

    Birth  abt May 1856  Kennington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  06 Jan 1930  Hollybrake, Tilmore, Petersfield Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ernest John Tatham | F0188 
    Marriage  09 Jul 1890  Holy Trinity, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Documents
    Alexander Ross & Helen Coe
    Alexander Ross & Helen Coe
    Marriage register

  • Notes 
    • for detailed information about the Ross family see Ross Soper Stock Wittmann tree online at ancestry.com, created by Jennifer A Stock
    • 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, two broken legs, deaf one side.
    • 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; d Seattle 06 May 1909. Extracts from his 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. [2]
    • son Charles Ross, b abt 1859, is said to have embezzled lots of money. The Pinkertons chased him all the way to St. Louis and arrested him 30 Dec 1894. He was sentenced to 18 months of hard labor. [2]

    • separate church within St Giles' Cathedral

  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Edinburgh Old Church, 14 Dec 1841.
      OPR marriages 685/01670 0038 Edinburgh

    2. [S03] Family Members, JS.