Stella Ruth Rozas

9 July 1913–16 September 1987 (Age 74)
Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States

The Life of Stella Ruth

When Stella Ruth Rozas was born on 9 July 1913, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, her father, JOSEPH MARIA Rozas Orantes, was 51 and her mother, Clotilda Hart, was 32. She married Charles Harold Nelson on 22 February 1977, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. She lived in California, United States in 1977. She died on 16 September 1987, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Charles Harold Nelson
Stella Ruth Rozas
Marriage: 22 February 1977

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    Charles Harold Nelson



22 February 1977
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places named Rozas, especially in Galicia, from the plural form of Galician and Spanish roza ‘cleared land ready for plowing’ ( see Roza ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Rozas in household of Joseph Rozas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella R Rozas in household of Joseph M Rozas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella Ruth Kenny, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"

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