Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Ross (1856-1894)
Born at Sonnybrae, Pictou County, Nova Scotia on 21 October 1856, he moved to Winnipeg in 1880, where he joined his brothers Duncan James Ross (1865-1947) and Neil Ross (1867-1951) as a building contractor. He became a valuator for the Permanent Mortgage and Trusts Company. In 1882 at Emerson, he married Elizabeth Ann Johns (1857-?) of Exeter, Ontario and they had two sons: David Johns Ross (1887-?) and Harold Hugh “Rusty” Ross (1891-1953). He was Sunday School superintendent of St. Andrew’s Church. He resided at 146 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 24 November 1894.
Birth and death [Hugh Ross, Duncan James Ross, Neil Ross] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Retired builder, D. J. Ross dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 July 1947, page 7.
“Neil Ross, builder dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1951, page 25.
“Major H. H. Ross, federal worker, dies at 62 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1953, page 8.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025a), #48265/1954 Harold H. Ross, GR4881, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary [Isabel Ross], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1966, page 38.
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