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Lettia THARP ROSS Obituary



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Article from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., June 1, 1939, page 6:

DEATH ROLL - Mrs. John ROSS - Mrs. Lettia THARP ROSS, 81, widow of John Ross, died Wednesday night, May 31, 1939 at 7:15 o'clock in the home of her son, Samuel, near Marianna.

Mrs. Ross, a resident of West Bethlehem Township for more than 50 years, was a member of the North Ten Mile Baptist Church.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Elizabeth Thickson, of Marianna, R. D.; Mrs. Daisy Wright and Steve Ross, both of Washington; Walter Ross of Uniontown, R. D.; Mrs. Sadie Barnhart and Samuel Ross, of Scenery Hill, R. D.; R. D. and Thomas Ross, of Marianna, R. D.  Also survives are two brothers, Frank, of Waynesburg, and Barney, of Iowa, and 52 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Two daughters are deceased.

Short services will be held Saturday at 1p.m. in the home of Samuel Ross, near Marianna, followed by services in the North Ten Mile Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


If I'm understanding the notes made on these obituaries, the same obituary appeared in the Morning Observer, Washington, PA, June 1, 1939, page 2.

NOTE: Lettie is part of my ROSS-THEAKSTON line.

(The surrounding items on this Xerox copy were all ads.)


Notes of Ruth Lane McGary, my grandmother, about this family:

See Obituary of Samuel J. Ross

Samuel J. Ross born in Greene Co PA
b. Sept. 15, 1887 d. Nov. 11, 1971 84 years

Parents: John Ross and Lattie THARP Ross

Samuel J. Ross married Ethel May McCarty

Their Children:

John, Robert, Thelma McKenna, Eva Watkins, Wilma John, Mary Jane DeWilt

Wilma Johns: deceased, 1 son, 1 daughter

Samuel J. and Ethel May had 20 Grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.

Bros. & Sis:  Stephen, Walter

(This part is confusing & I don't have my book out today)-
Sadie Barnhart Wipkey
One Bro. (Tom), 4 sisters
1. Elizabeth Ross Theakston

Mrs. T. would have (where born?)
4 Bros.: Stephen, Walter, Sam, Tom
4 Sis: 1. Sadie 2. ? 3. ? 4.? 5. Mrs. Elizabeth Ross Theakston 
There were 4 boys and 5 girls in the family 


This webmaster's Aunt Vesta Lane married Willis William Theakston.


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