Edwin E. Ross
Edwin E. Ross is a young man, but he has all the requirements of a thoroughly capable marine engineer, and though he has been in the service but a few years he has during that time developed qualities that eminently fit him for his chosen occupation. He is a son of James and Susan A. (Rushton) Ross, who reside at No. 150 Congress street, Buffalo. The former is a machinist in the employ of Josiah Ross, who has conducted a machine shop in Buffalo for twenty-seven years, and was originally with Frank & Co., on the Terrace.
Mr. Ross was born in 1869 in Haldimand county, Ont., and attended school both at his birthplace and at Welland. In 1885 he removed to Buffalo and entered the employ of Josiah Ross, his uncle, with whom he worked for about five years, learning his trade. He first began to sail the lakes in 1890 as oiler on the Russia, of the Lackawanna line, on which he remained three seasons, in 1893 obtaining the berth of second engineer of the steamer Grand Traverse. After a couple of seasons in that service he went as second engineer of the steambarge Kitty Forbes, owned by McLachlan, of Port Huron, for part of the season of 1895, and during the remainder of 1895 and all of 1896 he was second engineer of the steamer Wyoming. In social affiliation Mr. Ross is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association No. 1, of Buffalo, of the F. & A.M., and of the I.O.O.F. His is a single man and resides with his parents.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.