Mary Elizabeth Rose

Female17 August 1855–15 October 1905

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Rose was born on 17 August 1855, in New York, United States, her father, Hugh Rose, was 45 and her mother, Eleanor McIntyre, was 37. She married William Henry Britton Sr on 24 December 1875, in Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 15 October 1905, in Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 50.

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Milan Hart Tinkham Sr.
Mary Elizabeth Rose
Marriage: 1 May 1890
Milan Hart Tinkham Jr.
Myrle Tinkham
Ellen Susan Tinkham

Sources (20)

  • Mary Tinkham in household of M H Tinkham, "Wisconsin, State Census, 1905"
  • Mary Elizabeth Rose, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Mary Rose in entry for Myrle Stageman, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1890Sauk, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

    Age 12

    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 15

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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