Rosa Napier

1901–16 September 1978 (Age 77)
Harlan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rosa

When Rosa Napier was born in 1901, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States, her father, John M. Napier, was 26 and her mother, Eliza "Lizzie" Irvin, was 18. She married George Wheeler Clem on 31 March 1918, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Cawood, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 6, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 16 September 1978, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Loyall, Harlan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wheeler Clem
Rosa Napier
Marriage: 31 March 1918
Otis Clem
Chester Franklin Clem
Robert Clem
Hobert Clem
William Ray Clem

Spouse and Children

31 March 1918
Harlan, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William "Billie" Napier


    George Napier



    Martha Napier


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 0

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.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1922: Harlan, Kentucky, United States

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper .2 Shortened form of Polish Napierala or a similar name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosa Napier in household of John N Napier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosa Clem in household of Peter Clem, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rosa Clem in household of Wheeler Clem, "United States Census, 1940"

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