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Lily Letitia Rosa Hallett
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1879
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1933
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA

One of 11 children born to James Rosa and Ruth Post, Lily married William Hallett on 28 Nov 1897 in Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 1 child.

In August of 1906, the Halletts' only child, 7-year-old Matilda "Ione," was playing in a neighbor's yard. She was wearing a long skirt which came in contact with a fire burning in the yard. Within moments, Ione was engulfed in flames.

Lily heard Ione's cries and tried to rescue her daughter. The girl lived through the night, but died early the next morning. Lily suffered severe burns on her hands. [Matilda's obituary appears at the bottom of the memorial for her father, William Hallett.]

Lily lived until 1933. At the time of her death, she was 53 years, 4 months and 23 days old.

She was survived by her husband, William, who passed away in 1946 and was buried next to her.

Children: 1 daughter.

Mother of:
Matilda Ione Hallett

Lily's siblings:
Amanda's siblings:
William T. Rosa
George Wesley Rosa (twin)
John H. Rosa (twin)
Mary Rosa
Amanda E. Rosa Ansell
Ella Rosa
Emma Rosa
Evelyn Rosa
Carrie Rosa
James Ambrose Rosa


Obituary for Lily's father, James Rosa:

The funeral of James Rosa was held at the M. E. Church at Hamburg Wednesday May 25 at 2 o'clock. The interment was at the Indian Creek Cemetery. The I.O.O.F. order had charge of the funeral, Rev. Jno. S. Wilson of Indian Creek officiating.

Mr. Rosa was 63 years old and had been a resident of Calhoun County 53 years. He was born in Georgenn, Holland September 13, 1840. Died Tuesday May 24, 1904. He came to America with his parents in 1848 landing in New Orleans after a voyage of fifty-four days. They went direct to St. Louis where they made their home for three years. Not being satisfied with St. Louis they concluded to move to the county; on looking for a location they visited Calhoun which seemed to them to be a promising county. They moved here till 1868 when he purchased the farm near Hamburg where he spent the rest of his life.

Mr. Rosa was married to Miss Ruth Post, who still survives him, on July 13, 1862; of this union eleven children were born, seven girls and four boys, all of which are living. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ann Powell of Batchtown and Mrs. Kate Pellikaan of Grafton.

Being of a generous and progressive nature, he was always ready to help in any enterprise for the up building of the morals of his town. He was instrumental in the organization of the first Sunday school in Hamburg in 1872 and recently was one of the leaders in building the first church in his town.

Mr. Rosa was an ancient Odd Fellow having become a member of the Hardin I.O.O.F. Lodge No 444 in 1871, where he remained a member till 1898 when he transferred his membership to Hamburg where he had helped to organize a lodge. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him as he was always ready with a [small part missing] when needed [small part missing] Mrs. Rosa.

(Unknown Calhoun County newspaper; May 1904)
Family links: 
  James Rosa (1840 - 1904)
  Ruth Post Rosa (1843 - 1925)
  William Lattimer Hallett (1879 - 1946)*
  Matilda Ione Hallett (1899 - 1906)*
  William T Rosa (1861 - 1913)*
  George Wesley Rosa (1863 - 1923)*
  John H Rosa (1864 - 1933)*
  Amanda E. Rosa Ansell (1868 - 1939)*
  Charlotte Elvira "Ella" Rosa Wing (1869 - 1932)*
  Emma Florence Rosa Roehl (1872 - 1966)*
  Lily Letitia Rosa Hallett (1879 - 1933)
  James Ambrose Rosa (1883 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
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Indian Creek Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Nov 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61769690
Lily Letitia <i>Rosa</i> Hallett
Added by: Lynn
Lily Letitia <i>Rosa</i> Hallett
Added by: Lynda Elliott Dixon
Lily Letitia <i>Rosa</i> Hallett
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