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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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ROSS, EMORY WARREN: 1887-1973.

Emory Warren Ross was born on July 28, 1887, in Kendallville, Ind., but grew up in Mississippi . He was the son of Allison Troy and Elizabeth Williams Ross. He earned the A.B. degree in 1908 from Eureka College. On June 15, 1917, he married Myrta M. Pearson and they had three children: Frances Elizabeth, Roger Pearson, and Rachel Ann. Ross was associated with the Southern Christian Institute (Miss.), 1908-10, and Eureka College, 1910-12. He was ordained in the ministry of the Disciples of Christ church in 1912 and served as a missionary in Liberia , 1912-16. From 1917 to 1933 he worked as a page: [525][View Page [525]] missionary in the Belgian Congo and was general secretary of the Congo Protestant Council. He was executive secretary of the Africa committee, National Council of Churches, 1935-53, and held positions in many organizations associated with Africa. Ross was the recipient of several honorary degrees and died in Annandale, Va., on March 16, 1973.

Information from Who's Who in America and INDIANAPOLIS STAR, March 19, 1973.

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