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W. Claude Ross 1881-1942


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/11/2010 at 11:39:19

Ross Rites Saturday
Prominent Estherville Resident Passed Away Wednesday Morning
Pneumonia and heart trouble proved fatal to W. C. Ross, and he passed away at this home on north Sixth street Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the home and 2:30 from the Methodist church with the Rev. P. W. Ortmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Ross was one of Emmet county’s most active and prominent farmers until his retirement in 1925. Since then he has assisted his son with the work on the farm whenever his health permitted. He took an active part in every program that was for the benefit of the town and county and was liked and admired by all who knew him for his kindness and loyalty.

He was born at Boone, Iowa, on April 20, 1881. In 1912 he was united in marriage with Miss Grace Harper, also of Boone. The couple moved to a farm near Ocheyedan in 1912 and in 1913 they moved to Emmet county where they had purchased a farm. They continued to live there until their retirement in 1925 when they moved to the home in Estherville which they had purchased.

Besides his widow, Mr. Ross is survived by one daughter, Miss Ivadell Ross, one son, Belva Ross, one grandson, Rodney Fay Ross, all of Estherville, three brothers, Frank, Charles and Glenn Ross and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Cutler. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 5, 1942)

W. C. Ross Rites Held Saturday
Funeral services for W. C. Ross were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the house and 2:30 at the Methodist church with the Rev. F. W. Ortmeyer conducting the service. A quartette composed of Warner Kirlin, Raymond Minkler, Cliff Hedrick and Wayne Huntsinger sang “Abide with Me,” and “In A City Four Square.” Mr. Kirlin sang a solo.

Pallbearers were R. S. Clark, Jack Yule, Bryon Weir, Jake Jacobson, Chas. Higgins and Frank Abell. Those in charge of the flowers were Helen Sievers, Mrs. Richard Caldwell, Mrs. George Swanson and Margaret Clark.

Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 12, 1942)


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