Rosanna Gregson Archibald

Brief Life History of Rosanna Gregson

When Rosanna Gregson Archibald was born on 20 September 1900, in Cardston County, Alberta, Canada, her father, Thomas Hendry Archibald, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Sinnott Gregson, was 24. She married Portineus Greene on 21 June 1926. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1950. She died on 5 January 1975, at the age of 74, and was buried in Division No. 3, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Portineus Greene
Rosanna Gregson Archibald
Marriage: 21 June 1926
Virginia Greene
Veronica Nancy Greene

Sources (15)

  • Rosanna Greene, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Rosanna Greene, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rosanna Archibald in entry for Veronica Nancy Mah, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

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.


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The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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Rosanna Archibald Greene

I remember Rosanna when I was a teenager going to school in Cardston Alberta. She was a widow and taught elementary school across the street to the south of where the middle school is now. She and h …

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