William Sylvester Rouse

1878–1925 (Age 47)
Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Sylvester

When William Sylvester Rouse was born on 25 February 1878, in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, his father, William Monroe Rouse, was 31 and his mother, Artilda Alice Fortner, was 20. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Cordelia Evelyn Creel. He lived in Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 17 November 1925, in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Warrior, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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William Sylvester Rouse
Cordelia Evelyn Creel
Preston Grady Rouse
Loura Ann Rouse
Percy Cleveland Rouse
Clara Maybelle Rouse
Ellie Theron Rouse
Stella Vera Mildred Rouse
William Andrew Rouse

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+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Monroe Rouse


  • Artilda Alice Fortner




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 17

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.”

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)

  • Willie Rouse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William S Rouse in household of William Rouse, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William S Rouse in entry for William A Rouse and Helen L Swigeart, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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