Luther A Ross

ID#  1120, (1856-1924)
Great-grandson of Samson Striker
1st cousin 3 times removed of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of Samson Striker (#1)
Descendants of Samson Striker (#2)
     Luther A Ross was born on 30 January 1856 in Scott County, Iowa.1,2 He was the son of Dr Luther Ross and Melissa B Clapp.1 He married Ella Florence Graves, daughter of Roswell Graves and Eugenia C Clapp, on 12 September 1892 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.3 He and Ella Florence Graves lived in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, from abt 1893 until after1900.4 He died on 2 October 1924 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, at age 68.5,6

Luther's obituary in the Spokesman-Review on 4 October 1924 read:
"LUTHER A ROSS: 68 years old, of Garfield St, lived in Spokane for 18 years. Survived by his wife Ella; a stepson: GA Oldham - Spokane; a stepdaughter: Mrs Florence Shaffer - Colville; a brother: HB Ross - living in Seattle; a daughter: Mrs Velona Carpenter - living in North Bend WA. Funeral service Monday afternoon at Hazen-Jaeger's parlors; Elder Hanson officiating. Interment at Riverside Park."7,2

He was buried on 6 October 1924 in Riverside Park Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane County, WashingtonG; note: per cemetery office he is buried here, but there is no marker.2

Research Note: The 1870 and 1910 censuses say Luther was born in Canada; the 1900 and 1920 censuses say Iowa.
Last Edited=9 Aug 2019


  1. [S542] Barbara Hill, database report, 10 Jul 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Elias CLAPP."
  2. [S2009] Various Contributors, Luther Ross, Find A Grave Memorial # 49016581, Database and images (
  3. [S1879] Ella Oldham & Luther Ross, Marriage Certificate (12 sep 1892), FamilySearch website,, Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941, FamilySearch ( : 22 September 2015), Marriage certificates, 1892, no 35065 > image 54 of 188; Weber County Courthouse, Ogden.
  4. [S940] North Pacific Union Gleaner, 1939, Vol 34 No 4 p 10, on website Seventh Day Adventist Archives, online (
  5. [S1238] Luther Ross, Death Registration 209-982, Washington Digital Archives,
  6. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.
  7. [S1232] Spokane Spokesman Review, 4 Oct 1924, p 12, on website “Chronicling America” online newspapers, Libary of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (
  8. [S1066] Luther Ross, 1870 U.S. Census, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, Ancestry,
  9. [S1234] Luther Ross household, 1900 U.S. Census, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, Ancestry,
  10. [S1235] Luther Ross household, 1910 U.S. Census, Buckley, Pierce County, Washington, Ancestry,
  11. [S1236] Luther Ross household, 1920 U.S. Census, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, Ancestry,