Biography of Emmett B. Ross
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Ross, Emmett B., was born in Springfield, Bradford county, Pa., January 20, 1853. Andrew J. Ross, his father, was born in Burlington, Bradford county, Pa., in 1826, and came to Steuben county in the spring of 1868, and settled in the town of Campbell, on the Mead's Creek road. In 1850 he was married to Mara Grace, of Springfield, Bradford county, Pa., by whom he had six children: John W., Emmet B., Dallas F., Bruce E., Olin and Andrew. The two last named died in infancy. Emmet B. remained at home, attending the public schools at Burlington, Pa., Cooper's Plains and Painted Post, N. Y., and the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute at Towanda, Pa., until he was seventeen years of age, when he began teaching, which vocation he followed for three years. In the spring of 1873, when he was twenty years of age, he commenced reading law with Messrs. Bradley and Kendall, in Corning, N. Y., remaining with them until the spring of 1876, when he was admitted to the bar, after successfully passing the required examinations before the General Term of the Supreme Court then sitting at Rochester, N. Y. After his admission to the bar he practiced law at Corning, N. Y., until 1882, when he located at Campbell village, where he has since remained in the active practice of his profession. In the fall of 1876 he was married to Miss Alice Palmer, daughter of Joseph G. Palmer of Cooper's Plains, N. Y., by whom he has three children: Raymond C., Vance O., and Glenn P. In politics Mr. Ross is a Democrat. He has twice been honored by the voters of Campbell with an election to the supervisorship of the town by handsome majorities, although the town has a large Republican majority. In 1887 he was the candidate of his party for member of assembly in the First district of Steuben county. For several years he has been a member of the Board of Education at Campbell, and is now the postmaster there.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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