Rulus Benjamen Ross was born May 2, 1871 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, the son of Rev. Brown Canada Ross and Mrs. Mary A Ross.
1900 Census Information:
According the United States Census reported on June 25, 1900, Rulus B Ross (31), owned a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 12 years, Dora Ross (31). Dora reported being the mother of 4 children all of whom were still living. Also in the home were their children; Frank Ross (10), Ozie Ross (8), Clara Ross (6), and Maggie Ross (4). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Rulus B Ross was a farmer and Frank was a day laborer.
Rulus Benjamen Ross, 73, died at his residence at North Broad street Wednesday, May 14, 1941, after an illness of two days.
He moved to Camden 33 years ago where he operated a retail grocery store until his retirement. He was an active memeber of the First Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held at the Union Baptist church, Blaney, at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 1941, the Rev. Mr. Moore of Columbia and the Rev. Mr. Carson of Blaney officiating. Interment will be in the family plot.
He is survied by his widow, Mrs. Cora Morgan Ross, Camden; Three daughters, Mrs. T. B. Campbell, Blaney, Mrs. J. K. Truesdale, Camden; Mrs. W. D. Kirkland, Lugoff; two brothers, S. E. Ross and Jessie T. Ross, Blaney; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Bradley, Blaney; Mrs. G. E. Hinson, Columbia and 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; Dora S. Ross, and children; Frank B. Ross and Bryant Ross.