It has recently been revealed that the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston has a prized book called "The Book of Ross" by Ernest W. Fewkes. It was prepared in the 20s and 30s by Fewkes and it fills seven banker's boxes. It was never formally published. It remained unknown to most researchers of the various ROSS families, but was recorded with the NEHGS.
Given the sheer huge numbers of ROSS names all over USA, Canada, and England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, I marvel how Ernest W Fewkes could have amassed such a huge amount of information, then put it in some kind of order. It seems he may have exhausted himself and been unable to complete the task to the point where it could be published.
Does anyone know more about Ernest W Fewkes and his family background ? If, as seems likely, his information will shed new light on many ROSS lines, perhaps there will some kind of posthumous ceremony some day to honor his tremendous work in gathering and trying to make sense of all this information.