Rose Zirn

from February 1868 to 1870–1961 (Age 92)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Rose

When Rose Zirn was born from February 1868 to 1870, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Zirn, was 35 and her mother, Rosina Stern, was 28. She married James Robert Staley on 24 December 1889, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1961, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Staley
Rose Zirn
Marriage: 24 December 1889
Karl Zirn Staley
Arthur Z Staley
Frank Henry Staley
Zirn Robert Staley

Spouse and Children

24 December 1889
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Zirn


    Rosina Stern




    Lewis Zirn




    Frances Zirn


    Francis Zirn


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name for someone from Kirn, a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, the name of which probably derives from Middle High German kürne ‘mill’. 2. in eastern Germany, possibly from a Sorbian word meaning ‘ravine’ or ‘drain’, related to Czech krn ‘ravine’, krne ‘gutter’, ‘water channel’, ‘drain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rose Cirn in household of Frank Cirn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rose Staley in household of James Staley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rose Staley in household of James R Staley, "United States Census, 1930"

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