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(Jim) Alexander James Mcintyre ROSS[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1916 - 1977  (60 years)


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  • Name (Jim) Alexander James Mcintyre ROSS 
    Born 9 Sep 1916  Martintown, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Address Address:
    2619 Glencastle Dr. SW
    Calgary, AB T3E 4C6 
    Education
    • Vancouver School of Art
    Occupation
    • Interior designer
    Reference Number 22649 
    _UID 0A9DF731B4F54AC8A07061785D3D3E7AC584 
    Died 19 Aug 1977  Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22649  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Robertson ROSS,   b. 26 Feb 1889, Williamstown, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966, Mountain, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Lucy (Lou) Donalda MCINTYRE,   b. 28 Jun 1889, Mountain, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1915  [4, 6
    • Reference Number:305709
    Family ID F6914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1916 - Martintown, ON Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1977 - Calgary, AB Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Medical):alcoholic [4]
    • [SamuelHu.GED]

      Known as "Unkie" to his nieces and nephews.

      Graduated from the Vancouver School of Art

      Spent most of his adult life in Calgary, AB. For many years until his dea th shared a house with Tom McQueen. The house was full of art and book s. They also enjoyed cooking and collected vast numbers of kitchen gadget s. Their garden included an enclosed garden pool. They had two poodles w hich they did not housetrain, apparently by choice.

      Both Jim and Tom were alcoholics which undoubtedly shortened their live s. Tom once said that his doctor had told him he had to stop drinki ng or he would die of a heart attack in the next few years. He deliberate ly chose to not stop drinking saying that he wanted to enjoy his life.

      One of Jim's trademarks as an interior designer was the use of cherub s. He was quite popular with his clientele and had many repeat customer s. During the '70's when country furniture was popular, Jim said th at it was a passing fad and it was a mistake to buy it as the owners wou ld tire of it rapidly and turn to more traditional styles. His own living room contained antiques and a custom-painted classic scene with collum ns on the wall. His art collection was eclectic with both classical and m odern works.

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] Personal Knowledge, Don and Jeanne Ross.

    2. [S108] Some Glengarry Ross' and Other Related Families, personal knowledge, Mary Hunter's bible and interviews with father., Pages 44 and 45 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S109] The Rosses of Martintown, Ewan Ross, (March 1971), page 72, 74 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S111] SamuelHu.GED.
      Date of Import: 24 Nov 2004

    5. [S99] Donald Poyner, (from his GEDCOM file).
      lists name as James, no dates

    6. [S105] Mary Hunter's Family Bible, Mary Hunter.