Biography of Bert J. Ross
Columbiana County, OH

Bert J. Ross is among the leading business men of Wellsville, where he is identified with the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company as local manager. He was born at New Castle, Pa., Aug. 5, 1873, and is the son of John Calvin and Viney (Eaton) Ross.

John Calvin Ross, a native of Altoona, Pa., was an early settler and conducted a bus and livery business for 35 years at New Castle. He died Oct. 26, 1920, and his wife died Aug. 27, 1825. They were the parents of three children: Harold, deceased; Bert J., the subject of this sketch; and Agnes, died in 1913, was the wife of Charles W. Hause, prominent real estate dealer of New Castle, Pa.

Bert J. Ross attended the schools of New Castle, Pa., and began life as a grocer's clerk. He has been connected with the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company of Pittsburgh since 1895, and has been located in their various plants throughout the country, coming to Wellsville in September, 1914, as assistant manager. The following year he was made manager.

On April 27, 1897, Mr. Ross was married to Miss Maud A. Phillips of New Castle, Pa., the daughter of Rev. John T. and Mary (Cable) Phillips, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Ross are the parents of six children. as follows: Ruth, married J. C. McKee, superintendent of the McLain Fire Brick Company, Wellsville; Sara, married Harry L. Porter, a mining engineer, of Fostoria, Ohio; Martha, a student at Battle Creek, Mich.; John H., David P., and Bert J., Jr., at home.

Mr. Ross is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a 32nd degree Mason, Knight Templar and a Shriner. He is also a member of the Elks at Wellsville, Ohio, and the Rotary Club of East Liverpool, Ohio. Mr. Ross during the World War was chairman of Wellsville Red Cross and was an ardent worker to that cause. He is a dependable citizen and the Ross family stands high in the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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