Rose Alice Williams

Female28 May 1879–27 June 1966

Brief Life History of Rose Alice

When Rose Alice Williams was born on 28 May 1879, in Herdland Township, Clay, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Williams, was 48 and her mother, Helen Melvina Onion, was 35. She married Jesse Henry Halstead on 6 March 1897, in Spencer, Clay, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in White, Brookings, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 27 June 1966, in Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Henry Halstead
Rose Alice Williams
Marriage: 6 March 1897
Beulah Alvera Halstead
Orlo Jesse Halstead
Russell Thomas Halstead
Leonard Wesley Halstead
Harris Williams Halstead

Sources (29)

  • Rose, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Rose Williams, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Rose Alice Williams Halstead, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1897Spencer, Clay, Iowa, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 5

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 23

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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