Ross, Silas Earl

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1887 - 1975

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Land-Grant College Radio Hour

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0110
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1987-1938; Majority of material found within 1937-1938

Mortuary records

 Collection
Identifier: NC580
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.

Dates: 1879-1908

Silas Earl Ross Mortuary Records

 Collection
Identifier: 89-56
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.

Dates: 1866-1914

A Profile of Silas Earl Ross

 Collection
Identifier: NC1078
Abstract 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 (1908-1975); chair of the Nevada State Republican Central Committee and Reno City Councilman. The collection contains a biographical sketch of Ross, signed by the author, Stella A. Riebeck, and includes information on Ross' father, Orrin C. Ross, Silas' service on the University of Nevada Board of...
Dates: 1960

Silas Earl Ross Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC820
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1864-1975

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Undertakers and undertaking -- Nevada 3
Cemeteries -- Nevada -- Reno 2
Constitutional conventions -- Nevada 1
Medicine -- Nevada 1
Radio broadcasting -- Nevada -- Reno 1