Melvin Ross first married Julia Elizabeth Smith in 1861. Julia died in 1878 of injuries incurred in a fall between a wagon
box and rear wheel.
Julia Elizabeth Smith Ross
Click on the link above to see a life history of Julia Elizabeth Smith Ross and her father Silas Smith.
In the picture above Melvin Ross is shown with his second wife, Mary Ellen Hadden Ross, whom he married in 1879, and children
from both marriages. Some of the pictures on this website incorrectly spell Mary Ellen Hadden's name as Haddon. Hadden is
the correct spelling.
Back row, L-R: Francis Marion (Joe) Ross (1865-1949), Don Carlos Ross (1867-1918), James Melvin Ross (1869-1936). Center row:
Silas Asael Ross (1875-1896). These four sons were all son's from Melvin's first marriage to Julia Elizabeth Smith Ross.
Center Row, right: Melvin Ross (1842-1920), Mary Ellen Haddon Ross (1861-1925).
Front Row, L-R: Ellen (Effie) Ross (1880-1954) (Oldest daughter of second wife), Mary Ester (Mame) Ross (1873-1950) (Second
daughter of first wife), and Julia Elizabeth Ross (1883-1967) (Second daughter of second wife).
Click on the link above to see a picture of Mary Ester Ross and her husband Hyrum Weld Stott.
Ellen (Effie) Ross
Click on the link above to see a picture of Effie Ross with her second husband James Curtis Sweet and her sister Julia's second
husband John Robert (Jack) Spracher.
Julia Elizabeth Ross
Delora Ross is not in the Melvin Ross family picture above. To see pictures of her click on the Delora link or the Julia,
Sadie, Delora link.
Click on the link above to be taken to the Delora Ross page.
John Whitlock Radford and Rachel Leah Ross
Click on the link above to be taken to the page with a family picture of Rachel Leah Smith Ross, her second husband John Whitlock
Radford, James Richard Ross (brother of Melvin Ross) and children of James Richard and Melvin Ross.
Below is a four generation picture showing Melvin Ross (1842-1920) with his daughter Julia Elizabeth Ross Radford (1883-1967),
her daughter Sadie Geneva Radford Durrant (1898-1968), and baby Sadie Cleova Durrant (born 1916).
This picture is unusual in that it was hand tinted. Melvin is wearing overalls with a black vest, an outfit that William Thomas
Morgan, who was married to Melvin's oldest daughter Sarah Lovina, often wore in the same time period.
Click on the link above to see several pages of pictures of Julia Elizabeth Ross Radford, her husband John William Radford,
and their family
Julia Elizabeth Ross Radford and Jack Spracher
Click on the link above to be taken to a page with pictures of Julia Elizabeth Ross Radford and her second husband John Robert
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