Rose Blanche Power

15 November 1894–22 December 1978 (Age 84)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Rose Blanche

When Rose Blanche Power was born on 15 November 1894, in Indiana, United States, her father, Stephen Douglas Power, was 31 and her mother, Ida M Kennedy, was 26. She married Moses Chester Norris on 5 March 1912, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Fairbanks, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 1978, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pogue Cemetery, Fairbanks, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Moses Chester Norris
Rose Blanche Power
Marriage: 5 March 1912
Herbert Dolph Norris
Elmer Wayne Norris
Hoyt Lee Norris
Laurel Kent Norris

Spouse and Children

    Moses Chester Norris



5 March 1912
Vigo, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Leinster and Munster) and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Pois, a place in Picardy (said to have been named with Old French pois ‘fish’ because of its well-stocked river), from Old French Pohier ‘native of Pois’.2 English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English, Old French povre, poure ‘poor’ (Latin pauper). Woulfe gives this also as the meaning of the Norman Irish name, which in early records is found as le Poer, believing it to be a nickname for someone who has taken a vow of poverty.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rose B Norris in household of Chester M Norris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rose Norris in household of Moses Norris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rose Norris in household of Moses Norris, "United States Census, 1930"

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