Thomas Braban Ross (1842-1878)
1879 Obituary 
THOMAS BRABAN ROSS was born on 4th November 1842, at Springwell, near Gateshead.
He was apprenticed at the Shipscote Colliery, and afterwards became engineer successively to that colliery, to the Silksworth Colliery, and to the Framwellgate Moor Colliery, all in the county of Durham.
In 1872 he became engineer to the Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Works near Chesterfield, and retained that position until his death, which occurred on 7th December 1878, at the age of thirty-six.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1876.