John Mawson Rose

25 November 1890–
Pender, Thurston, Nebraska, United States

The Life of John Mawson

When John Mawson Rose was born on 25 November 1890, in Pender, Thurston, Nebraska, United States, his father, Absolom Williams Rose, was 33 and his mother, Isabella Thompson, was 32. He married Theda Louise Coolidge on 6 September 1911, in Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in South Sioux City, Dakota, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

John Mawson Rose
Theda Louise Coolidge
Marriage: 6 September 1911
William G Rose
Lois Isobel Rose
Alice E Rose
Calvin Coolidge Rose
Paula L Rose
John M Rose

Spouse and Children

6 September 1911
Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States


    William G Rose


    Lois Isobel Rose


    Alice E Rose


    Calvin Coolidge Rose


    Paula L Rose


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Edgar W Rose


    Elizabeth J Rose



    Elsie B Rose


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 32

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Manson J Rose in household of Carrie C Rose, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Manson J Rose in household of Carrie C Rose, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • John M Rose, "United States Census, 1940"

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