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Obituary for John Ross, Sr.
30 April, 1882 - 19 November, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Friday, 20 November, 1959
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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John Ross, Sr.

     Services for John Ross, Sr., 77, Lone Star Road, Nampa, a retired farmer, who died Thursday morning, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, at the Alsip Chapel.  The Rev. Oscar Brown of the Greenleaf Friends church will officiate.  Interment will be at Hillcrest.
     Mr. Ross was born April 30, 1882, in Norka, Russia, and moved to Portland in 1903 with his widowed mother and two younger brothers.  He married Caroline Fleishauer, June 12, 1915 at Portland and they came to Idaho in the same year and took up a homestead in the Midvale area.  They moved to Nampa 25 years ago.  Mr. Ross was a member of the Nampa Valley Grange and attended the Zion Lutheran church.
     Survivors, in addition to his wife of Nampa, include four sons, Walter Ross of Oakland, John Ross, Jr., and Ernest Ross, both of Caldwell, and Henry Ross of Nampa; three daughters. Mrs. Betty Urback, Portland, Mrs. Marie Perkins, Weiser, and Mrs. Helen Heinrich, Cottage Grove, Ore.; one brother, Henry Ross, Portland, 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.