Calvin J. Gross

Calvin J. Gross[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1854 - 1918  (64 years)

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  • Name Calvin J. Gross 
    Born 1 Jan 1854  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Cal and Cale 
    Died 22 Jul 1918  Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 25 Jul 1918  Whippstown Cemetery, Whipstown, Pleasant Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Person ID I76  Calvin Gross
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2013 

    Family 1 Martha M. Campbell,   b. 20 Aug 1862, Somerset, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1925, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [10
    Married 7 Apr 1878  Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Jane Tharp,   b. Aug 1863, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1936, Crooksville, Harrison Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [3, 11
    Married 19 Feb 1884  Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Daisy Rebecca Gross,   b. 22 Nov 1884, Shawnee, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1920, Shawnee, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. John Albert Gross,   b. 11 Sep 1885, Shawnee, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1959, Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Samuel Gilbert Gross,   b. 9 Feb 1888, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1930, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Benjamin Calvin Gross,   b. 25 Mar 1890, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1930, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Susie Belle Gross,   b. 9 Aug 1892, Shawnee, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1936, Harrison Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Jess Joseph Gross, Sr.,   b. 24 Oct 1894, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1973, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Ace William Gross,   b. 16 Jun 1897, New Lexington, Saltlick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1976, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Sherman Franklin Gross,   b. 9 Dec 1899, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1959, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     9. Pearl R. Gross,   b. 13 Mar 1903, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1903, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Floyd Gross,   b. 16 May 1905, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1905, Salt Lick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Bertha Elizabeth Gross,   b. 28 Aug 1908, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1911, Saltlick Township, Perry County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The discovery of Calvin's first marriage to Martha Campbell in 1878 is very important as it puts him in the Perry County Ohio area six years earlier than originally documented. I am still looking for the divorce record." Jerry Gross

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      From Jerry Gross:

      On the application and settlement of Calvin's estate, his DOD is listed as 9 July 1918. The informant was his son Sherman. This is an error as his death certificate lists 22 Jul 1918. The death certificate of his daughter, Daisy Hoops, it lists his place of birth as Kentucky. The informant was William Hoops. The death certificates for his son's Samuel and Benjamin list his place of birth as South Carolina. His wife, Elizabeth Jane was the informant.

      As of this date, I believe that the parents for Calvin J. Gross are unknown. Bill King's rootsweb website has his father listed as Housin. To this date, I have not been able to find this Housin. Bill derived this from an email from Donald Ruttter in April 2000. Donald writes, "Calvin was from Rutherford, North Carolina. His dad's name was Housin Gross who came from Germany. Calvin had 10 brothers and sisters. I have an uncle named Calvin named after Calvin." The Uncle that Donald was referring to was Noel Calvin Gross.

      His wife was the informant on his death certificate and she either did not know his parents' names or was not asked them. For a while, I (Jerry Gross) had thought that Hoyle Urius Gross and Susan Harrill were his parents. I had thought about this after a serious look for him through the web and visits to my local LDS Family History Center. After speaking with a volunteer at the LDS center, I had incorrectly linked Calvin to Hoyle and Susan (Harrill) Gross. I put a posting on a rootssweb message board with what I had found to that date. A Gross family researcher contacted me in about late 2003 and told me I had inadvertently confused our Calvin J. Gross with John Calvin Gross (son of Hoyle U. Gross). Finding the Wills and Estates records for Hoyle and his son John Calvin through further research with the North Carolina State Archives and a transcription of some cemetery records in Rutherford County, North Carolina seemed to lead to that fact. The last resort that I had was to get my DNA tested through www.familytreedna.com. With this test, I had hoped to confirm or deny claims to Hoyle U. Gross and his family line. I received my DNA test back in June 2006 and there is a zero percent chance that I hhave a common ancestor with the Hoyle U. Gross family line. Unfortunately, after I put my initial posting on rootsweb on 12 April 2002, other researchers took what I had posted and put it into their databases. The info also made its way back to Salt Lake City and was put into the LDS online program. Researchers should disregard the linkage to Hoyle U. Gross and Susan Harrill as it is a 'gross' (pardon the pun) error.

      On May 25, 2010, "I spoke with one of Calvin and Elizabeth's granddaughter's (Carol Gross Summerfield) last night and we had a good conversation. She said that her parents had mentioned that her grandfather Calvin had a twin brother and that after the war, they lost contact. I'm assuming that she meant the Civil War. She also mentioned that Calvin's parents came over from Germany. This will take some investigating."

      In Oct 2011, the first 12 markers of my DNA matched with another participant in the Gross Family DNA Project. His ancestor is Mennonite Bishop Jacob Gross, born (c1743-1810) and Maria "Mary" Krall (1753-1816). His ancestor is from Germany. He arrived in America in 1763, and the family has lived in the same area of SE Pennsylvania ever since. He was from Ibersheim, Germany which is in the Palatinate. It is unclear how we relate but I am currently waiting for further DNA testing to see how close we relate. It is possible that we may not descend from Jacob but possibly from one of his brothers that is said to have migrated to America around the same time.

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      1900 United States Federal Census Record:

      Name: Cale Gross [Calvin Gross]
      Age: 49
      Birth Date: Jan 1854
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1900: Salt Lick, Perry, Ohio
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth J Gross
      Marriage Year: 1884
      Years Married:16
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Occupation: Coal Miner, Renting Farm
      Neighbors:
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Cale Gross, Head, Born Jan 1854, Age 49
      Elizabeth J Gross, Wife, Born Aug 1863, Age 36
      Dasiy R Gross, Daughter, Born Nov 1884, Age 15
      John A Gross, Son, Born Sep 1886, Age 13
      Samuel G Gross, Son, Born Feb 1888, Age 12
      Benjamin G Gross, Son, Born Mar 1890, Age 10
      Susabell Gross, Daughter, Born Aug 1892, Age 7
      Jessie J Gross, Son, Born Oct 1894, Age 5
      Asa M Gross, Son, Born Jun 1897, Age 2
      Sherman Gross, Son, Born Dec 1899, Age 6/12

      [Note: Lived beside Elizabeth's father, John Tharp.]

      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Salt Lick, Perry, Ohio; Roll: 1313; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1241313.

      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

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      As reported by the Ohio Chief Inspector of Mines in his Annual Report to the Governor of Ohio, “August 1, 1900, Calvin Gross, Spring Valley mine, Perry County, arm broke by a fall of coal.”

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      1910 United States Federal Census Record:

      Name: Calvin Gross
      Age in 1910: 56
      Birth Year: abt 1854
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Salt Lick, Perry, Ohio
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Jane Gross
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Neighbors:
      Household Members:
      Name, Age, Relation, Birth Place:
      Calvin Gross, 56, Owns Farm
      Jane Gross, 46, Wife, Birth Place: Ohio
      Samual G Gross, 22, Son, Birth Place: Ohio
      Benjiman C Gross, 20, Son, Birth Place: Ohio
      Susie B Gross, 17, Daughter, Birth Place: Ohio
      Jessie J Gross, 15, Daughter [Son], Birth Place: Ohio
      Asa W Gross, 12, Son, Birth Place: Ohio
      Sherman F Gross, 10, Son, Birth Place: Ohio
      Bertha E Gross, 1, Daughter, Birth Place: Ohio

      [Note: Lived on Skinner Ridge near son, John Gross and his wife, Chestoria E. as well as near daughter Daisy R. and her husband William Hoops.]

      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Salt Lick, Perry, Ohio; Roll: T624_1223; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0143; FHL microfilm: 1375236.

      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

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      Sue Saylor has written correspondence from Donnie Rutter that lists his age at death as 64 yr, 6 mos., and 22 days. Using the date calculator, this would put his birth date as 30 Dec 1853.

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      Jeff Crowley and Sue Saylor state that Calvin died in Iron Point, Perry Co., Ohio. I'm assuming that this is based on the obit that Sue sent to me (Jerry Gross) on 26 April 2007. It reads:

      Cal Gross, aged 75 years died suddenly at his home on Iron Point Monday morning. Cause of death probably due to heart trouble. [If this is the right Calvin Gross, note the age of death listed is incorrect.]

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      Ohio Death Records search:

      Name: Calvin Gross
      Titles:
      Death date: 22 Jul 1918
      Death place: Saltlick Twp., Perry, Ohio
      Birth date: 01 Jan 1854
      Estimated birth year:
      Birth place: N. C.
      Age at death: 64 years 6 months 22 days
      Gender: Male
      Marital status: Married
      Race or color: Caucasian
      Street address:
      Occupation: Coal Miner
      Residence:
      Burial date: 25 Jul 1918
      Burial place:
      Cemetery name: Whippstown
      Spouse name:
      Father name: Unknown
      Father titles:
      Father birth place: Unknown
      Mother name: Unknown
      Mother titles:
      Mother birth place: Unknown
      GSU film number: 1984381
      Digital GS number: 4021902
      Image number: 2047
      Reference number: fn 45984
      Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

      Source: "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953." Index or Images. FamilySearch. [http://FamilySearch.org]. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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      The Application for Release of Estate of Calvin J. Gross:

      Application for Release of Estate from Administration, Probate Court, Perry County, Ohio, May 31st, 1939, In the matter of the Estate of Calvin Gross: Sherman Gross, being first duly sworn, says that Calvin Gross, a late resident of the Township of Pike, Perry County, Ohio, died interstate on the 9th day of July, 1918, leaving Elizabeth Jane Tharp surviving spouse, and the following persons entitled to the next estate of inheritance of his estate whose names, ages, their respective degress of relationship to the descendant and address are as follows:

      Elizabeth Jane Gross (dead), Age 73, Wife, Dead Sept. 10th, 1936
      Jess Gross, Age 45, Son, S. Akron, Ohio
      Ace Gross, Age 43, Son, S. Akron, Ohio
      John Gross, Age 54, Son, Shawnee, Ohio
      Sherman Gross, Age 39, Son, R #3, New Lexington
      Sam Gross (Dead), Son
      Bell Dennis (Dead), Daughter
      Daisy Hoops (Dead), Daughter

      The only property of which deceased was the owner, or in which had any estate at the time of his death, and its value, is as follows:

      34 acres in Saltlick Township, Perry Co., Ohio
      20 acres in Saltlick Township, Perry Co., Ohio

      The sum of $162.67 in the hands of the County Treasurer as being the balance due after paying the delinquent taxes on said land.

      That the debts owing by said decedent and to whom owing are as follows:

      NONE

      Source: Copy furnished by Sue Saylor of the Perry County Genealogical Society and transcribed by Jerry Gross.

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      The settlement of Calvin J. Gross' Estate:

      IN THE PROBATE COURT OF PERRY COUNTY, OHIO IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CALVIN GROSS,

      Whereas there is the sum of $162.67 in the hands of the County Treasurer of Perry County, Ohio, which is the balance after paying the delinquent taxes on the real estate of Calvin Gross, deceased and whereas Calvin Gross, died interstate on ththe 9th day of July 1918, and whereas the widow of Calvin Gross is now dead and the following are the heirs at law of Calvin Gross, Deceased, and are entitled to the following sums of money as their respective shares of the money now in the hands in the County Treasurer of Perry County.

      John Gross, of Shawnee, Ohio, $19.66

      Sherman Gross, of New Lexington, R#3, $19.66

      Ace Gross, of Akron, Ohio, $19.66

      Jesse Gross, of Akron, Ohio, $19.66

      Sam Gross, (Deceased)
      Heirs of Sam Gross:
      Stella Shirkey, of Shawnee R#1, $4.92
      Florence Sorrell, of " " ", $4.92
      Frank Gross, of New Lexington, R#3, $4.92
      Goldie Gross, of Reading, Michigan, $4.92

      Daisy Hoops (Deceased)
      Heirs of Daisy Hoops:
      Albert Hoops, of New Lexington, Ohio, $3.93
      Ezra Hoops, of New Lexington, Ohio, $3.93
      Fred Hoops, of New Lexington, Ohio, $3.93
      Francis Hoops, Reformatory, $3.93
      Lillian Hoops, of New Lexington, Ohio, $3.93

      Belle Dennis (Deceased)
      John Dennis, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.96
      Sarah Shreeves, of Clover Hill, Ohio, $1.96
      Mamie Shirkey, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97
      Dorothy Kenney, of Crooksville R#1, Ohio, $1.97
      Martha Kenney, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97
      Ben Dennis, a minor, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97
      Elden Dennis, a minor, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97
      La Verne Dennis, a minor, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97
      Gilbert Dennis, a minor, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97
      Helen Dennis, a minor, of Crooksville, Ohio, $1.97

      After paying the sum of Five Dollars for the Court Costs and Twenty dollars to Emerson C. Wagner, Attorney, the balance of $137.67 is to be distributed as above and the County Treasurer and County Auditor are authorized to make said payments.

      Approved.

      Signed by John D. Davis, Probate Judge.

      Source: Copy furnished by Sue Saylor of the Perry County Genealogical Society and transcribed by Jerry Gross.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] 1900 United States Federal Census Record, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (available at available at ).

    2. [S32] 1910 United States Federal Census Record, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (available at available at ).

    3. [S38] Descendant Report: Calvin Gross, (received by email), [Descendant of John E. and Susie B. (Gross) Dennis.

    4. [S44] Rootsweb file: billkng, dtd 13 Apr 2003, (website address: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=billkng).

    5. [S55] Email: Zan Turner, [Secretary of the Hoopes Family Organization], (address: zanturner@aol.com, website: The Official Hoopes Family Organization Newsletter).

    6. [S56] Perry County Ohio Health Department Death Index, 1908/1909-1930.

    7. [S57] Death Certificate: Calvin Gross, ([Husband to Elizabeth Jane (Tharp) Gross and farthest known Gross ancestor]).

    8. [S22] Website: Find A Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 107795872

    9. [S3] Personal Correspondence: Sue Saylor, (email: susays@columbus.rr.com), [Researcher from Perry County Ohio].

    10. [S504] Marriage License: Calvin Gross and Martha Campbell, ([first marriage of farthest known Gross ancestor]).

    11. [S569] Marriage License: Calvin Gross and Elizabeth Jane Tharp, ([farthest known Gross ancestor]).