Rose Annie Smith

25 September 1890–18 December 1986 (Age 96)
Melissa, Collin, Texas, United States

The Life of Rose Annie

When Rose Annie Smith was born on 25 September 1890, in Melissa, Collin, Texas, United States, her father, John Wesley Smith, was 33 and her mother, Eliza Ann Miller, was 24. She married James Allen Medcalf on 26 June 1912. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Collin, Texas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 18 December 1986, in Lewisville, Denton, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Cottage Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, Texas, United States.

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James Allen Medcalf
Rose Annie Smith
Marriage: 26 June 1912
James Ed Medcalf
Mary Jessie Medcalf
Ruth Madeline Medcalf
Marjorie June Medcalf
Bernice Ethlene Medcalf
Charles Alton Medcalf
Vincent Albert Medcalf
Nina Joanne Medcalf

Spouse and Children

26 June 1912
of, Collin, Texas, USA


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    Eliza Ann Miller




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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

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

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa Medcalf in household of Jim A Medcalf, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rosie Medcalf in household of James Allen Medcalf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rosa Medcalf in household of James Medcalf, "United States Census, 1930"

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