Ross, Silas Earl
- Existence: 1887 - 1975
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AC 0110
Abstract Collection contains the script, six phonograph recordings of the program, including the sound of the Morrill Hall bell, a scrapbook which contains a second copy of the script, letters of congratulations and other comments, and photographs taken during the production. Audio-cassette copies were made of the phonograph records for use by researchers.
Abstract Copies of mortuary records from the following Reno firms; Sanders Funeral [Home], 1879-1906; Perkins-Gulling, 1902-1908; and Ross-Burke, 1906-1908.,Each volume contains an index and name of deceased, age, cause of death, nativity, and sometimes details of funeral arrangements.
Abstract Funeral record books include name of deceased, place of birth, residence, cause of death, type of service, age, occupation, name of attending clergyman and physician, and place of burial. Also included are some death certificates which list name of deceased, date, cause of death, and burial location.
Abstract Biographical sketch of Ross, signed by the author.,Includes information on Ross' father, Orrin C. Ross; Silas' service on the University of Nevada Board of Regents; the Masonic ceremony of laying cornerstones; and the mortuary profession.
Abstract Included are autobiographical and biographical sketches and notes on Ross and other Nevada figures; research notes, speeches, and writings on Nevada physicians, hospitals, and cemeteries; and writings related to Ross' interests in Freemasons and the professionalism of the funeral industry.,Of special note are business records of the Red Rock and Home Ranches owned by Ross' father Orrin Charles Ross, the Ross-Burke Mortuary, and the Carson Opera House Association; and the probate files of Robert...