Elmer Rose

3 February 1884–20 May 1961 (Age 77)

The Life of Elmer

When Elmer Rose was born on 3 February 1884, in Sweden, his father, Samuel Rose, was 45 and his mother, Gustava, was 38. He lived in Leonardville, Riley, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Clay Center, Clay, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 May 1961, in Clay, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Clay Center, Clay, Kansas, United States.

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Elmer Rose
Viola B Tolles

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    Samuel Rose






    Alma Rose




    Nester Rose


World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 13

World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.

Age 21

Union of Norway and Sweden dissolved.

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)

  • Elwed Rose in household of Gustava Rose, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer Rose, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Rose, "United States Census, 1930"

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