William Neil Rose

26 January 1887–8 November 1964 (Age 77)
Valleton, Monterey, California, United States

The Life of William Neil

When William Neil Rose was born on 26 January 1887, in Valleton, Monterey, California, United States, his father, William Phillip Rose, was 37 and his mother, Jannie A Cruess, was 31. He married Edna Jones on 12 October 1912, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bradley, Monterey, California, United States for about 20 years and Bradley Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 November 1964, in California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William Neil Rose
Edna Jones
Marriage: 12 October 1912
Howard W Rose
Charlotte Amy Rose

Spouse and Children

12 October 1912
Salinas, Monterey, California, United States


    Howard W Rose


    Charlotte Amy Rose


Parents and Siblings

    William Phillip Rose


    Jannie A Cruess




    Lambert Van Rose




    Robert Rose


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, French, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (Latin rosa), in various applications. In part it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similarsounding names from other European languages.2 English: variant of Royce .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Rose, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wiliam Rose in household of William P Rose, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie N Rose in household of W P Rose, "United States Census, 1900"

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