Robert W. Ross, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of the Huston Families and their Descendnats 1450-1912 with a Genealogical Record by E. Rankin Huston, pg. 157.

Dr. Robert White Ross, of Chester county, married Mary Eckels on July 22, 1862. Dr. Ross, born on January 2, 1831, graduated at the University of Washington, in Balitmore with the class of 1853, and at the same time was a resident student at the City and Marine Hospital, Baltimore. On August 2nd, 1862, he enlisted as a Surgeon in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry, known as the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves, with the rank of First Lieutenant. This regiment was in the “Army of the Potomac,” was active in service, and the exposure and hardship incident to army life proved too much for his constitution, and he resigned April 6, 1863. After regaining his health he again engaged in the practice of medicine in Shepardstown, where he continued until compelled to retire on account of failing health. He was a man of fine personal appearance, and his social qualities and charming manner made him an entertaining and agreeable companion. He said a kind word whenever he could; and it was this that made him many friends, and his professional sympathy was of the tenderest kind. He was the soul of honor in all his business and professional career. He died May 29, 1879, and his remains repose at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Dr. and Mary Ross had issue two daughters, viz: Lura Ross and Grettie Helen Ross.

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