Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lila J. Ross

(See Grant, Downing, Ross and Conrad) Delila L. Jane, daughter of Carter and Katie (Benge) Daniel, was born December 8, 1857, and educated in the Female Seminary at Tahlequah.

She married December 23, 1875 at Tahlequah, William Wallace, son of Allen and Jennie (Fields) Ross, who was born July 23, 1851, at Tahlequah. Mr. Ross was educated in the Male Seminary at Tahlequah, and was a grandson of Chief John Ross.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross were the parents of Allen C., born June 27, 1882; and was educated at the Male Seminary; Elizabeth Vann born Apr. 11, 1884; Jane Stapler, born June 20, 1887, and Wallace Carter Ross, born October 2, 1893. William Wallace Ross died October 11, 1915. He had been Superintendent of the Male Seminary and of the Orphan Asylum for terms of four years each.

Mrs. Lila Ross’ Cherokee name is Ki-na-lu-ga. Elizabeth Vann Ross married Carl E. Mills, and lives at Okmulgee. Mr. and Mrs. Mills were the parents of Arnetah Elizabeth born June 25, 1908; Mary Alice, born Aug. 22, 1910 and Wahleah Jane, born Jan. 12, 1915. Janie Stapler Ross married William David, the son of Rollin K. and Rachel (Landrum) Adair, and they are living at Drumright, Okla. Wallace Carter Ross was a member of the A. E. F. from May 29, 1918 until June 18, 1919, having served on the offensive at Meuse Argonne and other front lines.

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Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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