Rosa Belle Simpson

31 March 1881–March 1978 (Age 96)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Rosa Belle

Rosa Belle Simpson was born on 31 March 1881, in Missouri, United States. She married Edward L. Covert about 1897. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 11 daughters. She lived in La Prairie, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died in March 1978, at the age of 97, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Edward L. Covert
Rosa Belle Simpson
Marriage: about 1897
Pearl May Covert
Cornelia L. Covert
Cecelia L. Covert
Marie E. Covert
Walter Lee Covert
Margaret Melvenia Covert
Mildred Louise Covert
Ruby Frances Covert
Alma Rosabelle Covert
Alyce Goldie Covert
Blanche Geraldine Covert
Doris Carolyn Covert

Spouse and Children

    Edward L. Covert



about 1897


    Pearl May Covert




    Marie E. Covert


    Walter Lee Covert


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 23

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 29

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa Covert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rosa B Covert in household of Edward L Covert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rosa B Covert in household of Edward L Covert, "United States Census, 1910"

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