Edwin Leonard Rosser

Male9 May 1897–17 February 1985

Brief Life History of Edwin Leonard

Edwin Leonard Rosser was born on 9 May 1897, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth May Cleaves in 1923, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 17 February 1985, in Cwmbran, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.

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Edwin Leonard Rosser
Elizabeth May Cleaves
Marriage: 1923

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  • Marriage
    1923Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • World Events (8)

    1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

    Age 3

    The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.


    Age 11

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 27

    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name R(h)osier, equivalent to English Roger . See Prosser .

    German (also Rösser): occupational name for a horse farmer, dealer, a groom, or a carter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ros ‘horse, steed’.

    German (Rösser): topographic name from Middle High German rœsse ‘pool for retting flax’. Compare Roesser .

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

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