Person:John Ross (11)

Watchers
m. 3 Jan 1897
  1. Jessie Gertrude Ross1897 - 1985
  2. Laura Camilla Ross1900 - 1982
  3. Elbert Hamilton Ross1902 - 1941
  4. John William Ross1903 - 1980
  5. Sarah Vance Ross1905 - 1981
  6. Jacob Benjamin Ross1912 - 1984
  7. Charles Lewis Ross1914 - 1984
  8. Lamar Ross1917 - 1999
  9. Mary Elizabeth Ross1920 - 1987
m. 2 Jan 1926
  1. Charles Daniel Ross, Sr1927 - 1961
  2. Catherine Hazel Ross1928 - 1996
Facts and Events
Name John William Ross
Gender Male
Birth? 5 Nov 1903 Armuchee, Floyd, Georgia, United States
Marriage 2 Jan 1926 Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United Statesto Mary Ruth Dunn
Burial? Jun 1980 Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, Fulton, Georgia, United States
Death? 17 Jun 1980 Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States

John--Papa to his grandchildren--did odd jobs as a handy man. Once he was hired to build a wall in a woman's home. As he finished the wall, the homeowner asked John if he knew a painter who could paint the wall for her. He offered to paint the wall, but the woman insisted she wanted a painter, not a carpenter. John offered to send over his twin brother, the professional painter. The offer was accepted. John went home, showered and changed, and appeared at the woman's door as his own twin. He painted the wall...and was paid for it. (Story related by John's Buckingham granddaughters during a visit 5 May 2007.)--KF-in-Georgia 19:17, 17 May 2007 (MDT)

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References
  1.   Floyd, Georgia, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 23 Apr 1910.

    State Georgia, County Floyd. Supervisor's District No. 7, Enumeration District No. 74, Sheet No. 4B.

    1688 Glenwood Militia District, Enumerated 23 April 1910, page 4B.

    [Dwelling and household numbers are unreadable. Names are virtually unreadable.]

    55-Ross, Charlie B. Head. Male. White. Age 36. Married (13 years). Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Laborer, odd jobs. Can read and write.

    56-[Ross], Gertrude. Wife. Female. White. Age 27. Married (13 years). Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Can read and write.

    57-[Ross], Jessie G. Daughter. Female. White. Age 12. Single. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Can read and write.

    58-[Ross], Laura C. Daughter. Female. White. Age 8. Single. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Can read and write.

    59-[Ross], Elbert H. Son. Male. White. Age 7. Single. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Can read and write.

    60-[Ross], John W. Son. Male. White. Age 6. Single. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Can read and write.

    61-[Ross], Sarah V. Daughter. Female. White. Age 4. Single. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia.

    62-Spinler(?), Mary. Boarder. Female. White. Age 57. Single. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Seamstress, pants mill, worker. Can read and write.

  2.   1920 Census, Military and Naval Population Abroad, 27 Apr 1920.

    Military and Naval Population, Etc., Abroad. American Forces in Germany. [Company and regiment unreadable.] Enumerated 27 April 1920.

    73-Ross, John W. Private. Georgia. Rome. 305 W. 5th St. Male. White. Age 21. Single. Can read and write. Born in Georgia; father born in Georgia; mother born in Alabama.

  3.   1930 Census of Floyd, Georgia, United States, 9 Apr 1930.

    State Georgia, County Floyd, Riverside District. Enumeration District No. 58-41, Supervisor's District No. One, Sheet 14A. Enumerated 9 April 1930.

    33 Hickory Street, Dwelling No. 240, Family No. 240.

    2-Ross, John W. Head. Renting for $17/month. Not on a farm. Male. White. Age 26, Married (at age 22). Not in school; can read and write. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia. Pipe fitter, rayon mills. Worker. At work on last regular working day. Military veteran; world war.

    3-[Ross], Mary. Wife. Female. White. Age 21. Married (at age 17). Not in school; can read and write. Born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia.

    4-[Ross], Charles. Son. Male. White. Age 3. Single. Not in school. Born in Florida; parents born in Georgia.

    5-[Ross], Katherine. Daughter. Female. White. 1-1/2. Single. Not in school. Born in Florida; parents born in Georgia.