John Gross


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6) John Gross: 
   born 08 Dec 1862 Jackson Co, IN; 
   died 04 Apr 1944 Delta, Delta, CO; obituary
   death certificate; cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, arteriosclerosis; 
   buried Delta Cemetery, Delta, Delta, CO; tombstone photo; 
   John married (1) Etta Belle Fellows* c. 12-17 Oct 1887 Almena, Norton, KS
                (born 28 Sep 1869 IA;
                died c. 1895 Norton Co, KS;
                daughter of Hiram C Fellows (04 Jun 1825 KY-18 Mar 1893 KS) and Catherine Kimberling (15 May 1831 OH-16 Nov 1911 KS))

       * Etta Belle Fellows is a half-sister of Laura Catherine Fellows, found here under Oliver Grose.

    marriage license for John and Etta
         1) unknown male Gross - born 01 Oct 1888 Almena, Norton, KS; 
                  died (___);
                  married?; children?

         2) Vernon L "Vernie" Gross - born 30 May 1887, 1889 or 1890 Norton, Norton, KS; 
                  died 05 Oct 1964 Blue Rapids, Marshall, KS;   
                  death certificate
; cause of death: coronary thrombosis;
                  buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Blue Rapids, Marshall, KS; tombstone photo
                  U.S. Army - WWI; WWI draft registration card


                  married Reba Blanche Willmeth
                           (born 28 Aug 1902 Wyandotte Co, KS; 
                           died 20 Nov 1997 Contra Costa Co, CA; 
                           buried Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa, Maricopa, AZ; tombstone photo
                           daughter of A Newton Willmeth (Jan 1862 IA-1935 Mitchell Co, KS) and 
                           Etta Jane Trueblood (01 Jan 1871 Henry Co, IA-1953); Newton and Etta buried 
                           Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Jewell Co, KS - tombstone photo;
on 26 Nov 1956 Clark Co, NV, Reba married (2) William W Arganbright
                           (1894-1975; buried Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa, Maricopa, AZ; tombstone photo))
                       1) Ruby Gross - living?; married ____ Bancher (living?); children? 
                       2) Estel L "E L" Gross - born 22 Dec 1922 Beloit, Mitchell, KS;
                                  died 02 Jun 2010 Marysville, Marshall, KS; obituary - includes photo;
                                  buried Marysville City Cemetery, Marysville, Marshall, KS; tombstone photo;
                                  U.S. Army - WWII;
                                  married Florence Faye Murdock on 08 Mar 1947
                                             (born 25 Jan 1920 KS;
                                             died 09 Feb 2005 possibly Marysville, Marshall, KS;
                                             buried Marysville City Cemetery, Marysville, Marshall, KS; tombstone photo
                                             unable to determine Florence's parents);
                                      1) Dixie Gross - living?; married ____ Richter (living?); children? 
                                      2) Vicky Sue Gross - living?; married?; children? 
                                      3) Sherrie Gross - living?; married ____ Busing (living?); children? 
                       3) Loren Gross - living?; married?; children? 
                       4) Joan Gross - living?; married ____ Galloway (living?); children? 
                 Vernon and Reba likely divorced; 

         3) Nettie Viola Gross - see separate personal page

          4) May L Gross - born May 1895 MO;
                  died (___); 
                  married Fred Bert Bowers 05 Jun 1912
                                   (born c. 1892 NE; no draft registration card found;
                                   died (___); 
                                   son of Joseph Bowers (born c. 1852 OH) and Margaret ____ (born c. 1862 IN));
                       1) Helen Frieda Bowers - born 20 Jun 1913 Reno Co, KS;
                                 died 27 Feb 1989 Torrance, Los Angeles, CA;
                                 death certificate; cause of death: hypertensive cardiovascular disease, COPD, CHF;
uried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA; crypt photo;
Robert Athol Wells
born 05 Dec 1911 KS;
                                            died 16 Apr 1990 Los Angeles Co, CA;
                                            death certificate; cause of death: respiratory failure, COPD;
                                            buried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA; crypt photo
                                            son of
John Wells and May Smith)
                                     1) Dennis Wells - living?; married?; children?  
                       2) Dorothy Maxine Bowers -
born 26 Jan 1917 KS;
                                 died 21 Oct 1996 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA;
                                 buried Santa Maria Cemetery District, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA; tombstone photo;
                                 married Jack L Ford
                                              (born 06 Nov 1915 Hutchison, Reno, KS;
                                              died 16 Jan 2006 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA; obituary;
                                              buried Santa Maria Cemetery District, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA; tombstone photo
                                              son of Leo Ford and Anna Murry);
                                 no children mentioned in Jack's obituary  

    John married (2) Mary Etta Robbins in 1896
                       (born Nov 1865 IN;
                       died 22 Jun 1952 Pueblo, Pueblo, CO;
                       buried Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo, CO - unmarked;
                       unable to determine Mary's parents);
         5) Willard Lawrence "Slim" Gross - born 10 Mar 1900 Pawhuska, Osage, OK; 
                   photo including WillardSocial Security application; WWI draft registration card; signature:


                   died 18 Nov 1969 Grand Junction, Mesa, CO; obituarydeath certificate;
                   cause of death: hemorrhage of lung (carcinoma of lung);  funeral home records;
                   buried Calvary Cemetery, Grand Junction, Mesa, CO; tombstone photo;
                   Willard married (1) Alice "Birdie" Miller on 11 May 1927 Delta Co, CO *

                            * Marriage record states "Birdie M Ferguson". We believe she was born Birdie Miller, and likely married ____ Ferguson first.

                                 (born 15 Feb 1910 Morrill Co, NE;
                                died 20 Apr 1951 Salt Lake Co, UT; 
                                daughter of Charles F Miller (28 Jul 1884 KS-30 Nov 1948 Maricopa Co, AZ;
                                buried Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ;
tombstone photo; U.S. Army - WWI) and
                                Anna Locke
(11 Nov 1888 KS-26 Sep 1959 Mesa Co, CO));
                   marriage record for Willard and Birdie;

                   Willard married (2) Pauline Martha Holveck on 20 Sep 1934 Gunnison, Gunnison, CO
                                 (born 15 Sep 1914 Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX; photos including Pauline
                                 died 14 Dec 1993 Pueblo, Pueblo, CO; obituary- no obituary found in Pueblo Co, CO
                                 buried Calvary Cemetery, Grand Junction, Mesa, CO - unmarked;
                                 daughter of August Eugene Holveck (1875-05 May 1943) and 
                                 Mary Rosalie Ferry (1885-11 Apr 1937); August and Mary buried Delta Cemetery, Delta, Delta, CO; tombstone photo)
                   marriage certificate for Willard and Pauline;