Ross, Silas Earl
- Existence: 1887 - 1975
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AC 0110
Overview The Land-Grant College Radio Hour was performed at the University of Nevada for the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), on July 20, 1938. Alfred L. Higginbotham, journalism professor, wrote the script and directed the production. The collection contains the script, six phonograph recordings of the program, including the sound of the Morrill Hall bell, a scrapbook which...
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.
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...