Rosa Idelle Littlefield

Female10 August 1876–3 October 1944

Brief Life History of Rosa Idelle

When Rosa Idelle Littlefield was born on 10 August 1876, in New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Capt. William Littlefield Jr., was 33 and her mother, Harriet Louisa Willis, was 22. She married Homer Augustus Sheffield Sr. on 12 November 1894, in New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. She lived in New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, United States for about 10 years and Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States in 1930. She died on 3 October 1944, in Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Island Cemetery, New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Augustus Sheffield Sr.
Rosa Idelle Littlefield
Marriage: 12 November 1894

Sources (11)

  • Rosie I Sheffield in household of Homer A Sheffield, "Rhode Island State Census, 1925"
  • Rose ... Littlefield, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Rosie G Littlefield, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1894New Shoreham, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    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 6

    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 · College Hall Catches on Fire

    Age 19

    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Littlefield Green in White Waltham, Berkshire. The placename derives from Old English lȳtel ‘little’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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