Viewing Joseph A. Ross (1829-1913).
Joseph Augustus Ross was Mille Lacs County Attorney for twenty-six years. He died on April 2, 1913, at age eighty-two. The following week the county bar presented a memorial to him in district court. About him it was said: "As a man Mr. Ross was the soul of honor. He was absolutely incorruptible and as a friend many a poor man can bear testimony to his great kindness in fighting their cases and giving them legal advice free of change. When a poor man was in the right, and Mr. Ross knew it, he would even pay money out of his own pocket to fight his case for him."