William Harry Rose

6 January 1878–

The Life of William Harry

When William Harry Rose was born on 6 January 1878, his father, John Townsend Rose, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Isabel Dickey, was 25. He married Christine Robertson on 19 November 1913. He lived in Crystal Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Crystal, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1910.

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William Harry Rose
1878–
Christine Robertson
1884–
Marriage: 19 November 1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 November 1913

Parents and Siblings

    John Townsend Rose

    Male1849–1904Male

    Margaret Isabel Dickey

    Female1852–1934Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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 6

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, French, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (Latin rosa), in various applications. In part it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similarsounding names from other European languages.2 English: variant of Royce .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Harry Rose in household of Bell Rose, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Rose, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Henry Rose in household of John Rose, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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