William Bozier Rose

18 February 1823–26 December 1902 (Age 79)
Grayson Springs, Grayson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Bozier

When William Bozier Rose was born on 18 February 1823, in Grayson Springs, Grayson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Randolph S. Rose, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Bozarth, was 38. He married Ann Caroline Wells on 18 January 1846, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 26 December 1902, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79.

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William Bozier Rose
Ann Caroline Wells
Marriage: 18 January 1846
Louisa Caroline Rose
Edwin Randolph Rose
John Durand Rose
William Lemuel Rose
Charles Franklin Rose
Elizabeth Ann Rose
George D. Rose
Andrew W. Rose
Lewis B. Rose
Nancy Helen Rose

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18 January 1846
Schuyler, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1841: Grayson, Kentucky, United States

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • William Rose, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm B Rose, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William B Rose, "United States Census, 1850"

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