Roy Alven Rose

Male14 April 1895–4 August 1978

Brief Life History of Roy Alven

When Roy Alven Rose was born on 14 April 1895, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Shelton Rose, was 31 and his mother, Ida Mae Ransdell, was 27. He married Mertie Jane Christopher on 21 August 1916, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Detroit Ward 6, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 4 August 1978, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Roy Alven Rose
Mertie Jane Christopher
Marriage: 21 August 1916
Alvin Shelton Rose

Sources (7)

  • Roy Rose in household of William Rose, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy Alvin Rose, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Roy Rose, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1916Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

    Age 2

    Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.


    Age 22

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, French, Walloon, Danish, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (from 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 topographic or habitational name referring to 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 (compare 4 below). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates and similar-sounding names from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Rózsa (see Rozsa ), Slovak Róža and Czech Roza . Compare 6 below and French Larose 2.

    English: from the Middle English female personal name Rohese, Roese, later Rose, Royse (ancient Germanic Hrodohaidis, Rothaid, composed of the elements hrōd ‘fame, renown’ + haid(is) ‘kind, sort’).

    English and Scottish: variant of Ross .

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

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