Wheeler M. Rose

6 January 1882–15 October 1953 (Age 71)
District 980, Fannin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Wheeler M.

When Wheeler M. Rose was born on 6 January 1882, in District 980, Fannin, Georgia, United States, his father, John H. Rose, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Melvina Chastain, was 20. He married Minnie Hill on 22 June 1911, in Polk, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Mobile, Fannin, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Fannin, Georgia, United States in 1953. He died on 15 October 1953, in Pierceville, Fannin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Wheeler M. Rose
Minnie Hill
Marriage: 22 June 1911
Elbaner Rose
Hubert Rose
Flossie Rose
Stella Rose

Spouse and Children


    Minnie Hill


22 June 1911
Polk, Tennessee, United States


    Elbaner Rose


    Hubert Rose


    Flossie Rose


    Stella Rose


Parents and Siblings



    Susan Ellen Rose


    Nevada 'Vadie' H. Rose





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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 11

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, French, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (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 habitational name for someone living at 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. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similarsounding names from other European languages.2 English: variant of Royce .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wheeler M Rose in household of John Rose, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wheeler Rose, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Wheeler M Rose, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

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