Bio: Ross, Rev. William C. (1824 - 1903)

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Surnames: Ross, Gillet, Gront, Jones


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin

REV. WILLIAM C. ROSS, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, March 15, 1824. His father came with his family to the United States in 1832, and settled at Whiteston, Oneida Co., N. Y. Here our subject received a common and high school education He came West soon after he was licensed to preach, and commenced preaching in Columbia Co., Wis., having joined the Wisconsin Conference, and afterward connected with the West Wisconsin Conference. He was married, Jan. 19. 1848, to Miss Sarah L. Gillett, of Troy, N. Y. They have three children living—Lettie Agnes, Elma L. (Mrs. Oscar Jones) and Edwin L. Their son, Nathan C, enlisted first in the 39th Regt. Wis. V.; afterwards in the 4Sth. He died since the war closed, at the age of twenty-four years. " Elder" Ross spent some time " at the front " caring for the sick and wounded; also at the Soldier's Home in Milwaukee, all at his own expense.

Family Notes

William C. Ross was a clergyman in Wiscconsin from 1860 - 1900.  He married Sarah L. Gillett 19 Jan 1848 in New York.

1900 Federal Census, ED 97 Stanton town, Dunn, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 8, family 144

Wm C Ross, white, married male
years married: 52
immigration year: 1832
father's birthplace: Scotland
mother's birthplace: Scotland

Household Members
head Wm C Ross M 76 (Mar 1824) Scotland
wife Sarah L Ross F 77 New York

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Oscar F. Jones
groom's birthplace: N.Y.
bride's name: Elma L. Ross
bride's birthplace: Wis.
marriage date: 27 Aug 1884
marriage place: Arcadia, Trempealeau, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Abram S. Jones
groom's mother's name: Betsey Gront
bride's father's name: Wm. C. Ross
bride's mother's name: Sarah L. Ross
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

Wisconsin Death Records

Wm.C. Ross Sr.
gender: Male
burial place: Knapp
death date: 12 Dec 1903
death place: Knapp, Wisconsin
age: 79
birth date: 15 Mar 1824
birthplace: Scotland
occupation: Preacher
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Sarah L. Gillett
father's name: Nathan Ross
father's birthplace: Scotland
mother's name: Agnes Marten
mother's birthplace: Scotland



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