Rose Jolly

Brief Life History of Rose

When Rose Jolly was born on 11 July 1890, in Union, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Jesse Jolly, was 29 and her mother, Caroline Lorena Willard, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Clarence Aubrey Kirby Sr. She lived in Union Township, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 22 June 1985, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Aubrey Kirby Sr
Rose Jolly
Rubye Lorena Kirby
Virginia Kirby
Clarence Aubrey Kirby Jr

Sources (6)

  • Rose M Kirby in household of Clarence A Kirby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rose Jolly Kirby, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rose Kirby in entry for Rev C A Kirby Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and French: nickname for someone of a cheerful or attractive disposition, from Middle English, Old French jolif, joli ‘cheerful, lively, pretty’. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the most common French variant Joly .

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

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