Carson Opera House Association
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Abstract The Carson Opera House Association was a group which oversaw operation of the Carson Opera House in Carson City, Nevada. Includes minutes, 1877-1929 with list of stock holders, 1929, and correspondence laid in; stockbook, 1878-1929; and cash book, 1926-1929, with correspondence and checks laid in.
Overview Silas Earl Ross (1887-1975) was a Nevada funeral director (Ross-Burke Company); member of University of Nevada-Reno faculty (1909-1914) and Board of Regents (1932-1956). Active in the Freemasons from 1908-1975, Ross served as the Nevada Grand Master. Ross also served as chair of the Nevada State Republican Central Committee and Reno City Councilman. He was married to Emily Coffin in 1913; they had one son, Silas Earl Ross Jr. (1916-1967). The collection includes autobiographical and...