Mary R. Rouse

1893–1971 (Age 78)
Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary R.

When Mary R. Rouse was born on 27 July 1893, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, William Monroe Rouse, was 46 and her mother, Artilda Alice Fortner, was 36. She married Joseph Lonzo Carlisle on 13 November 1910, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 23, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 10 Bremen, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 18 August 1971, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary R. Rouse
Joseph Lonzo Carlisle
Marriage: 13 November 1910
Elizabeth Carlisle
William Edward Carlisle
Lawrence Willard Carlisle
Joseph Donvard Carlisle
Houston Cleo Carlisle
Woodford Austin Carlisle
Alvin Ellie Carlisle
Mary Louis Carlisle
Berla Ralph
Florine Starke

Spouse & Children

13 November 1910
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


  • Elizabeth Carlisle


  • William Edward Carlisle


  • Lawrence Willard Carlisle


  • Joseph Donvard Carlisle


  • Houston Cleo Carlisle


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Monroe Rouse


  • Artilda Alice Fortner




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 2

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 23

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 English: nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle English, Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’ (Latin russ(e)us).2 Americanized spelling of German Raus .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Rouse in household of William Rouse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Carlisle in household of Alonzo Carlisle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Carlisle in household of Alonzo J Carlisle, "United States Census, 1930"

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