Frances Ross

LEWISTOWN — Mrs. Frances M. Ross, wife of the late Lewis W. Ross, who died in 1895, died at her home in this city on Thursday evening of last week at the age of 80 years. She was born in Virginia July 18, 1822. She was the daughter of Col. R. C. Simms, and in the year 1835 her parents moved to Illinois and located on a farm two miles east of Lewistown. Here on June 13, 1839, occurred the daughter's marriage to Colonel Lewis W. Ross, whose father was the founder of the present city of Lewistown and for whom the city was named. Twelve children were born to this union, of whom three only are now living, Lewis C. Ross and Pike C. Ross, of this city, and Mrs. G. K. Barrere, of Canton. The funeral was conducted by Rev. B. Y. George, of Elmwood, Ill., on Sunday afternoon at one o'clock a large concourse of people attending.

Published in the Astoria Search Light on 10/30/1902

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