Biography of Adam Ross
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Ross, Adam, was born in Scotland, May 20, 1839, and came to this country in 1855 and settled in Troy. He was a stonecutter by trade and worked at his trade in New York and Troy. In 1869 he started in business for himself, under the firm name of Cornell & Ross, for three years. Mr. Ross fitted the granite for the crematory in Oakwood Avente Cemetery. The firm name is now Adam Ross & Son, of 2748 to 2750 Sixth avenue. He is a member of the Caledonian Club of Troy, a member of the Oakwook Avenue Presbyterian church, and is a trustee of the Samaritan Hospital. In 1865 he married Agnes Connell of Troy, and they have ten children: Charles, a member of the firm; William, a pattern maker; Kate, George A., a druggist at Hoosick Falls; Belle, John, Jessie, Lillian, Adam A. and Agnes. Mr. Ross is an uncle of Robert Ross, who was killed in the election disturbances of 1894.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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