Robert James (Jimmy) Ross


Description
Creator:
Hugh Donald Latimer October 12, 1910 to May 10, 1986, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Text
Genealogical Resource
Place
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Born: 20 March 1875
Died: 1967
Parents: James Ross and Margaret Nesbitt
Marriage: 30 June 1896 Edith Elva Waite
Occupation: Merchant, Brighton Owned Purdy Block 1905 to 1961
Notes:
Genealogical information used with permission courtesy Dan Buchanan, www.treesbydan.com

Robert James Ross1,2,3,4
M, #87347, b. 20 March 1875, d. 1967
Father*: James Ross2 b. 1851
Mother*: Margaret Nesbitt2 b. 1847
Birth*: 20 March 1875; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1875 per Memorial. Date Mar 1876 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Mar 20 1874 & location Ont. urban per 1901 Census. Date 1874 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1874 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1874 per marr. reg'n. Date Mar 20 1875 & location Brighton Twp. per family tree of Eudene123 on ancestry.com, Jul 23 2013.2,3,5,6,4,7,8
Marriage*: 30 June 1896; Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009050: Groom: Robert James Ross; Age: 22; Res.: Brighton Village; Born: - ; Status: bachelor; Occ.; Merchant; Parents: James Ross & Margaret Nesbitt; Bride: Edith e. Wait; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Cramahe Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: Willet Wait & ? Beal; Wit.: Albert Clapp, Brighton & Blanche Miller; Date: Jun 30 1896; Place: Brighton Twp.; Rel.: Pres.; Performed by: Rev. A. K. McLeod (Ontario Marriage Registration, #009050-1896, ancestry.com) Date Jun 30 1896 per family tree of Eudene123 on ancestry.com, Jul 23 2013.; Principal=Edith Elva Waite2,9
Death*: 1967; Ontario; Date 1967 per Memorial.4
Burial*: 1967; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (Exhibit) ROSS; 1875 - 1967; Hiw Wife; E. Elva Waite; 1875 - 1963 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Jul 10 2004)4
Census: April 1881; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 7 at 1881 Census: see James Ross7
Census: April 1891; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1891 Census: see James Ross8
Residence*: 30 June 1896; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton Village per marr. reg'n.3
Census*: April 1901; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1901 Census: Ross, Robert J., 26, b. Ont. u. Mar 20 1874, Irish, Pres., General Merchant, married; Edith E., 23, b. Ont. r. Aug 3 1877, Eng., Pres., married; Pedarl, 2, b. Ont. u. Feb 19 1899, Irish, Pres., daughter (1901 Census: Brighton Village, Northumberland Co., dist. 95, sub-dist. b-2, pg. 2, line 40 - ancestry.com)5
Note: 1905; 19 Main St. - Purdy Block, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "19 Main Street - Fire #126; In 1871 a new building was erected, this building is still standing today (Borcert's Furniture). It is a three storey red brick structure with a frontage of 25 feet by 68 feet deep. Mr. Purdy used the entire building. Three departements made up the Purdy Block; Dry Goods, Tailoring and Millinery and General Merchant. In 1874 and up Purdy, Smith and Bibby open millinery shop within store. In 1905 R. J. Ross purchased this block sold 1961 to E. C. (Ted) Hennessey.; Upstairs 2nd Floor - leased; -1921-1931 - Robert J. Ross - Pool Room - owner - five pool tables; - 1931 - April 1931 - Joe Gagne - Pool Room; May 1931 - May 1961 - William Adams & Son - Pool Hall; - May 1931 - May 1961 - Adams Barber Shop - a chair was installed in the pool room - to 32 Main; Main Floor; - November 1871 - 1893 - L. A. (Lewis) Purdy - The Cheap Cash Store - from 11 Main; - 1893 - July 1907 - L. A. (Lewis) Purdy & Son or Co. - Barin Store - to 7 Prince Edward; - November 27, 1909 - 1912 - William M. Ketchum - New Store - leased, open branch; - January 1911 - December 1917 - Robert J. Ross - Grocery & Clothing Store - from 41 Main; - January 1918 - 1928 - Robert J. Ross - McLaughlin Garage; - 1917 - Ju7ly 1921 - Robert J. Ross - Broker - Sold to Oakes; - January 1918 - April 1919 - H. R. Pollock - Store - New Grocery Store; April 1928 - 1952 - "Jimmy" Robert J. Ross - Hudson Car Auto Dealership - Hudson and Essex Cars Showroom had room for half a dozen cars; ... 1967 - present Borchert's "Furniture" from page 17 and 18 of Susan Brose's "The History of Brighton Businesses", 2010.10
Census: 1911; Railroad St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1911 Census: Ross, Robert, 35, b. Ont. Mar 1876, Irish, Pres., Mechant, married; Edith E., 35, b. Ont. May 1876, Irish, Pres., married; Pearl, 13, b. Ont. Feb 1898, daughter; Muriel, 4, b. Ont. Dec 1906, daughter (1911 Census: Brighton Village, Northumberland Co., dist. 101-30, sub-dist. 13-2, pg. 3, line 43 - Railroad St. - ancestry.com)6
Note: 26 October 1914; Opera House, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The second contingent volunteers from Brighton were given a befitting farewell Monday last, when the citizens of the town congregated in the Opera House and demonstrated their appreciation of the loyalty that prompted the boys in enlisting to take part in upholding the flag that has ever stood for freedom and justice. an Appropriate program was arranged. Reeve R. J. Boes occupied the chair, and after a few brief remarks, called upon Reverends A. K. McLeod, Rural Dean Pickford, W. Elliott and S. H. Lamb in succession, all of whom addressed the gathering suitable to the occasion. On the platform with the boys were the members of the Village Council and Mr. Sam Nesbitt, M.P.P. (Bill Nesbitt's uncle). Fervent prayers for the boy's' welfare and safe return were offered. Near the conclusion of the proceedings Mr. Nesbitt was called on, and after an appropriate speech, presented each of the boys with a monogrammed wrist watch on behalf of the citizens of the Village and Township, and his personal gift in a sealed envelope, which he requested them not to open until they were on the train. Following this Mrs. McLeod, Mrs. Pickford and Mrs. Elliott, on behalf of the town, presented each with a parcel of knitted articles. Colonel Russell was given an opportunity to reply for the boys and upon the conclusion of his remarks Mr. Nesbitt arose and explained that the Colonel was on of the first to enlist for overseas service, but on account of the seniority list in service, has not yet been accepted. The addresses were interspersed with patriotic selections by the band, the favorite being the marching song of the Briti9sh forces in the present war. "It's a long way to Tipperary", which the Boy Scouts sang heartily to the band's accompaniment, and upon being played a second time the audience joined in. The program was closed with the singing of "God save the King." Rousing cheers were given for the boys, the flag and King. Leaving the Opera House a procession was formed of numerous automobiles (remember this was 1914), hand wagons and pedestrians, leading to the (train) station where the conclusion of the memorable farewell to the boys took place. Wristwatches were also purchased for the boys who went from Brighton with the First Contingent, and these will be forwarded to them in England. Capt. H. P. Snelgrove, of Cobourg, who is in charge of the Company to which the Brighton Boys of the First Contingent belong, will also receive a wristwatch, the gift of Mrs. Sanford." The boys who left Brighton with the First Contingent are: - J. W. Briggs*, G. Davis, S. Hare*, A. Jenkinson, F. Johnson, Frank Richardson*, R. Suddell, J. Tough*, W. Taylor* and G. Withers. The Second Contingent boys are: - D. Cooper, Ralph Francis Dusenbury, William John Hebbert, Arthur Edmond H. Jones, George J. L. Jones, R. Johnson*, James McCoy, F. A. Mutton, William John Nesbitt, Hugh Proctor, Hubert Keith Roblin, Hugh B. R. Strong, L. Webberson and Edward Young." Note - those marked * did not return. (from "They Went Together", pg. 7, by John Stephens)
Note: I am pretty sure that the name r. J. Boes as the Reeve is incorrect. r. J. Ross was the Reeve 1913 - 1915.11
Note*: circa 1930; Brighton Twp., Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; R. J. "Jimmy" Ross appears in The Latimer Photos which were taken by Hugh Latimer during the early 1920s and late 1930s at his father's General Store in Orland. (The Latimer Photos, Codrington Public Library)12
Note: 26 August 1949; Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Northumberland Co., Ontario; R. J. Ross is shown as a member of the Presqu'ile Park Commission per The 'Squ'iler Aug 26 1949. (per Pat Boyce Collection, Dec 28 2014)
Family: Edith Elva Waite b. 3 Aug 1875, d. 1963
Marriage*: 30 June 1896; Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009050: Groom: Robert James Ross; Age: 22; Res.: Brighton Village; Born: - ; Status: bachelor; Occ.; Merchant; Parents: James Ross & Margaret Nesbitt; Bride: Edith e. Wait; Age: 21; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Cramahe Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: Willet Wait & ? Beal; Wit.: Albert Clapp, Brighton & Blanche Miller; Date: Jun 30 1896; Place: Brighton Twp.; Rel.: Pres.; Performed by: Rev. A. K. McLeod (Ontario Marriage Registration, #009050-1896, ancestry.com) Date Jun 30 1896 per family tree of Eudene123 on ancestry.com, Jul 23 2013.; Principal=Edith Elva Waite2,9
Mabel Pearl Ross2 b. 19 Feb 1899, d. 25 Nov 1925
Muriel Ross2 b. Dec 1906
Citations
Robert James Ross per marr. reg'n. Robert J. Ross per Memorial.
[S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
[S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
[S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
[S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #009050-1896.
[S97] Susan Brose, Brighton Business.
[S124] John Stephens, They Went Together.
[S87] Unknown subject unknown record type; unknown repository.
Publisher:
Hugh Donald Latimer
Place of Publication:
Orland, Ontario
Dimensions:
Width: 2.375 in
Height: 3.375 in
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 2in
Image Height: 3.125in
Personal Name(s):
Latimer ; Hugh Donald ; Latimer, William James ; Ross, Robert James (Jimmy)
Corporate Name(s):
Latimer General Store
Local identifier:
abdap_libc-330
Collection:
The Latimer Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.03342
    Latitude: 44.03342 Longitude: -77.73279
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.16682
    Latitude: 44.16682 Longitude: -77.7995
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 44.13342
    Latitude: 44.13342 Longitude: -77.7828
Donor:
Hugh Donald Latimer 12 October 1910 to 10 May 1986
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original:
Brighton Public Library, Codrington Branch
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Robert James (Jimmy) Ross


Born: 20 March 1875
Died: 1967
Parents: James Ross and Margaret Nesbitt
Marriage: 30 June 1896 Edith Elva Waite
Occupation: Merchant, Brighton Owned Purdy Block 1905 to 1961