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Rosalie Eliza "Rose" Reiniger Willson
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1860
Brighton
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1931
Tiffin
Seneca County
Ohio, USA

Rose, as she was called, was the second child of seven children born to Gustavus George Reiniger and Eliza Aimsworth Meacham. Some say Rose's mother was a Rosa Durr. Rosalie married John David Willson. They had four children:

Dixie Lucille Reiniger Maurine Willson
infant daughter--died at six mos. old
John Cedric Reiniger Willson
Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson ("The Music Man")

Rosalie, a piano teacher, gathered the family around the piano every evening to sing favorite songs.

Their marriage ended in divorce.

Rosalie's husband passed away on 10 Jan 1931 in Mason City, Iowa, USA.

Source Title: "Mecham Family book of remembrance and genealogy: with allied lines" by Leonidas DeVon Mecham
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"United States Census, 1910," Rosalie R Willson in household of John D Willson, Mason Ward 3, Cerro Gordo, Iowa

name: Rosalie R Willson
birthplace: Iowa
relationship to head of household: Wife
residence: Mason Ward 3, Cerro Gordo, Iowa
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Female
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: New York
family number: 135
page number: 6

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self John D Willson M 44y Iowa
wife Rosalie R Willson F 44y Iowa
dau Lucile R Willson F 19y Iowa
son Cedric R Willson M 9y Iowa
son Robert R M Willson M 7y Iowa

Source Citation:
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ML1D-8CL : accessed 13 June 2012), Rosalie R Willson in household of John D Willson, Mason Ward 3, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.
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"United States Census, 1930," Rosalie R Willson, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa

name: Rosalie R Willson
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa
gender: Female
age: 70
marital status: Divorced
race: White
birthplace: Iowa
estimated birth year: 1860
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: New York
enumeration district number: 0025
family number: 105
sheet number and letter: 4A
line number: 7
nara publication: T626, roll 647
film number: 2340382
digital folder number: 4584391
image number: 00984

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Rosalie R Willson F 70 Iowa
lodger Martin R Galvin M 40 United States

Source Citation:
"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMNL-43B : accessed 13 June 2012), Rosalie R Willson, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.
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Find more information on this family:
"Meredith Willson - America's Music Man"
By Bill Oates
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gustavas George Friedrich Reiniger (1827 - 1869)
  Lida E. Aimsworth Meacham Nelson Pickett Reiniger (1827 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  John David R. Willson (1866 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Lucille Reininger Willson Lampert Hayden (1890 - 1974)*
  John Cedric Rex Willson (1900 - 1975)*
  Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gustavus Albert Reiniger (1858 - 1859)*
  Rosalie Eliza Reiniger Willson (1860 - 1931)
  Lida Hallie Reiniger Hardy (1864 - 1948)*
  Lily June Reiniger Chapman (1868 - 1946)*
  Olin Gustavus Reiniger (1896 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Debra Polly
Originally Created by: Dennis Warden
Record added: Jun 08, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6489546
Rosalie Eliza Rose <i>Reiniger</i> Willson
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Rosalie Eliza Rose <i>Reiniger</i> Willson
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Rosalie Eliza Rose <i>Reiniger</i> Willson
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