Dr. F. E. Ross, physician of Erie, who has practiced his profession for 25 years, is a native of Pennsylvania.
lie was born at Waterford, Dec. 2, 1872, and is the son of L. M. and Nancy Jane (Lunger) Ross.
L. M. Ross, deceased, was born at Waterford, Pa., in 1841. He was a son of James S. Ross, who died in 1885. He
moved to Waterford Township in 1851 and was engaged in lumbering for some time. His wife was Sarah Ann Wilson,
a native of Vermont. L. M. Ross was a farmer in early life and later engaged in the threshing business, He died
in January, 1921, and his wife died in October, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Ross, who were married at Waterford, Pa., in
1863, had two children: Hattie Elizabeth Wells, born in 1863, lives at Waterford, Pa.; and Dr. F. E., the subject
of this sketch.
After receiving his preliminary education in the schools of Waterford, from which he was graduated in 1894, Dr.
F. E. Ross entered the medical school of the University of Buffalo, from which he received his degree in 1897.
The following year was spent in the Buffalo General Hospital and in 1899 Doctor Ross came to Erie and established
his practice at 137 East Eighth Street. After seven years he removed to 2012 Peach Street, later to 154 West Eighth
Street, and in 1919 he located at his present address, 134½ West Ninth Street. Since 1912 Doctor Ross has
specialized in pediatrics, after having spent a year in study at the Children's Hospital in Boston. He has been
connected with the staff of Hamot Hospital for 18 years and is also a member of St. Vincent's Hospital staff.
On June 20, 1901, Doctor Ross was married to Miss Myrtice E. Watson, a native of New York and a daughter of Stephen
and Emma E. (Bull) Watson. To Doctor and Mrs. Ross three sons have been born: Cecil E., born Dec. 7, 1902, a student
at Allegheny College; Everett L., born June 17, 1907, a student; and Robert W., born Sept. 21, 1912.
Doctor Ross is identified with the Medical Society of Erie County, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American
Medical Association, Erie Clinical Society and Erie General Dispensary. He and his family hold membership in the
First Methodist Episcopal Church and are well and favorably known in the community.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
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