Lillian was born, she could only drink goat's milk, so a goat was
bought by her father. Lillian was a fantastic cook and seamstress,
taught at Redbank Elementary School in Patrick County and at Joseph
Martin Elementary School in Martinsville. She retired from teaching,
and worked at the DuPont plant. Lillian married Thomas Tatum and
lived in Florida for most of their married life, then moved back
to Martinsville. When Lillian passed away, Thomas then resided with
his brother-in-law, Conrad Ross, on Oakdale Street.
Louise married Douglas Ryland Compton who served in World War
II. He was reported missing in action November 1943 and was never
found. Later she married Wilmer Smith Noble, Jr. and they
resided on Whittle Road in Martinsville. Louise was a nurse at the
DuPont Plant in Martinsville when it opened and was there for many
years. She did not have children by either marriage, but her nieces
and nephews were very important to her. She loved to play bridge,
to read, she loved to knit and her many friends and family were
recipients of her crafts. Louise loved to talk of family and, like
her brothers, told stories of the family especially for her nieces
and nephews to remember.
Warren 'Goldberg' Ross served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is remembered by many as a very kind person who was always considerate
of other people. Guy never married.
Betsy Ross married Harold Elsworth Miers and they had two children, Charlie
William Miers and Martha
McKenzie Miers who married James Anderson. Betsy taught school at
Patrick Henry Elementary School for years, and her sweet manner
is remembered by her students. Betsy stayed quite busy with teaching
and church work while raising her family, and even today is still
busy with her church work. She enjoys playing bridge with many of
her friends, shares her love of teaching as her daughter is a teacher,
and shares her love of bridge with her nephew, Paul. Betsy, Harold
and their family resided on Gratton Road for many years. She, as
a child, was the first person in her family to become a patient
of Dr. Samuel Adams in Martinsville, and remembers him as saving
the life of her daughter when she was born prematurely. Betsy is
the only living child of Brewster and Mattie.
feel very fortunate to have known all of Brewster and Mattie Ross'
children, with the exception of Guy who was deceased when Paul and
I were married. I was blessed
to have known Mattie for several years before her death and shall
remember her as a strong lady with a gentle spirit, as is her daughter,
Betsy. There are cousins galore in this family, relatives still
living in Henry, Patrick and Franklin Counties today, each of them
proud to be a descendant of Daniel Ross, Sr.
Reprinted from Pat Ross' History Blog HERE