Similar to what I did for my Mom’s birthday this year, I thought I would catalog some of Dad’s childhood through photos for his birthday. I will only take him through about 1961 when he graduated from high school.
Happy Birthday Dad!
Dad was born in Ogden, Weber, Utah. He and Grandma, Gladys Donaldson Ross, lived with her parents Dave and Dena Donaldson. Milo and Gladys lived in Ogden until 1946 his father, Milo Ross, returned from World War II.
8 weeks old
Color photo of Baby Milo with Proud Mama, Gladys Ross
Milo with Grandma Donaldson in late 1943
- Baby Milo and Gladys Ross
Color Portrait 1 in 1945
Color Portrait 2 in 1945
Milo with Aunt Dena Donaldson in 1944
Dad with Grandma
Milo Ross and Joan Stauffer in 1944
Dad and Grandma in 1944
Gladys and Milo with sled in 1944
Milo kissing his Mom
Milo with his Uncle Davie Donaldson
Winter 1944, notice the tribute to his father with the stripes on his arm
Dad with a wagon painted for him
The family then moved to Plain City and lived in a little log house (that Milo Sr was born inside in 1921) on 4200 West. As you can see below, the house now had a clapboard outside.
Milo and Gladys in 1945
Mary Blanch and Milo Ross in 1946
Smiling in 1947
Milo, Gladys, and his tricycle
Milo with his Grandma, Dena Van Leeuwen Donaldson, and Great Grandma, Mary Elizabeth Williams Donaldson Stoker.
In 1948 the family moved into a new home on 4800 West in Plain City.
Milo and Judy Ross in 1948 on carousel
Gladys Ross holding Judy (left) and Caroline (right) and Milo standing in front in 1948
Caroline, Milo, and Judy Ross about 1950
Judy, Milo, and Caroline Ross with Santa about 1951
First day of school about 1953
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Milo, Gladys, and Judy Ross at Yellowstone in the mid 1950’s
School portrait about 1954
Milo in his scouting uniform about 1954
The Ross family moved to the current home on 4100 West in Plain City in 1955. You can see the previous home in the photo above.
Yearbook picture about 1956
Eagle Award clipping in 1957
Duty to God Award clipping
Duty to God Award in 1959
Weber High School Graduation 1961 clipping