Walter Ross Buried Thursday, Dec 29 in Mount Zion Cemetery
Walter Ross, a pioneer citizen of Bertram, suffered a heart attack early Wednesday morning, and was carried to the Bertram Hospital at about 9:30 that morning. He passed away at about 12:15 (noon) Wednesday, December 28th, (1955).
Mr Ross was born May 28, 1865 in Paducah, Kentucky. He moved to Bertram in about 1891. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving with honor and bravery in Cuba.
Mr. Ross was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Reed in 1901. Three children, two daughters and one son were born to this union. He was a member of the Bertram Masonic Lodge, No. 583, A.F. & A.M. Mr.Ross worked in the cotton ginning business for about 60 years. For a number of years, he was manager of the C.N.Moses Gin Company at Bertram.
Funeral Services were held at 3:00 o'clockThursday afternoon, December 29th at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Joe Eustis officiating, assisted by Rev. Thomas S. Ballard.
Bertram Masonic Lodge, No. 583 conducted graveside services at the Mount Zion Cemetery. Burial was under the direction of the Clements Funeral Home.
Pall bearers were Leonard Kirk, J.B. Goode, B.F. Warden, Jr., Ernest Crum, Doss Smith, Milton Ruble, Granville Knox, and Dayton Reed Warden.
Survivors are his devoted wife, Mrs. Sallie Ross of Bertram; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Barnett of Austin and Mrs. Katherine Nicholson of DeRidder, Louisiana; one son Carlos S. Ross of Corpus Christi; and one brother, Aylmer Ross of Austin. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.