JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. W. R. Ross
Dr. W. R. Ross was born June 11, 1855, in Jefferson County, Penn., 
son of James M. Ross, a native of Pennsylvania, an architect by 
occupation, which he yet follows, though quite aged. He was a 
builder of the Grand Pacific Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. His father 
came from Scotland. The mother of our subject, Mary (Herrin) Ross, 
a native of Pennsylvania, is also living, and the mother of five 
children Maggie B. Hopkins; John H., deceased; William R., our 
subject; Samuel M. and James B. 

Our subject was educated in Marietta, Ohio; he recieved his medical 
education in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Maryland 
Women's Hospital, at Baltimore. After he graduated he came to Wayne 
County, Ill., settling on Long Prairie practiced there two and a half 
years, and then came to Belle Rive, where he now follows his profession. 
He was joined in matrimony September 13, 1882, in South Bend, Ind., to 
Miss Jennie M. Thomas, a native of New York State, born February 23, 1861, 
daughter of Ephraim P. and Saphora (Sheppard) Thomas. He is of Welsh 
descent and a native of New York State, and she also a native of New 
York State. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a 
member of the Armstrong County Medical Society. In politics, he is 
a Republican. 


Source: History of Medicine in Jefferson County 
By Charles K. Wells, 1968 
Submitted by Cindy Ford 

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