Belle <I>Low</I> Rosser

Belle Low Rosser

Sharon, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 16 Dec 1938 (aged 81)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 17, Grave 2
Memorial ID 113410660 · View Source
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Belle Lowe married John C. Rosser on November 5, 1876 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

                        Aitkin Items.

      Miss Belle Lowe [sic] presides over the young ideas at our new school house, and has become quite a favorite. (Brainerd Tribune, 14 June 1873, p. 1, c. 6)

...Belle had already made herself popular as a teacher in Aitkin; and now she spearheaded the gathering of a school body for the prospective new City School. (Oldtimers II, Stories of Our Pioneers, Zapffe, Carl A., p. 128, c. 4)


      ROSSER—LOWE.—At the residence of the bride's parents, corner of Fifth and Norwood streets, on Sunday, November 5th, by the Rev. C. A. Conant, Dr. J. C. Rosser and Miss Belle Lowe, both of this city. (Brainerd Tribune,, 11 November 1876, p. 4, c. 1)


      ROSSER—In Brainerd, this evening, the wife of Dr. J. C. Rosser, daughter.
      Allow us to congratulate you, Doctor, and wish you many returns of the happy event. (Brainerd Tribune, 06 October 1877, p. 1, c. 7)

      Mrs. Belle Rosser who has been visiting friends and relatives in Brainerd and Duluth, returned to her home at White Earth, on Wednesday. We are pleased to learn that our genial friend Dr. Rosser will soon be in Brainerd. (Brainerd Tribune, 10 August 1878, p. 4, c. 1)


      Dr. John Rosser is the happy father of a brand new young daughter. (Brainerd Tribune, 15 November 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

      GIRL WANTED.—I will pay good wages to a good girl to do housework.
      Brainerd, Oct. 9th 1880.
                                    Mrs. Dr. Rosser.
(Brainerd Tribune, 09 October 1880, p. 4, c. 1)

                            A. C. C.
            [The Amateur Cooking Club]

      The ladies of the A. C. C. [The Amateur Cooking Club] met, Wednesday, at the residence of Mrs. L. P. White, and held their first tea. It was a very enjoyable affair and full justice was done to the various dishes prepared by the members of the club. The next meeting will be a tea, at the residence of Mrs. Frank Farnham, Wednesday, February 18, at 4 o'clock. Those members not present at roll call (four o'clock, sharp) are fined ten cents. The following ladies were present: Mrs. A. V. Snyder, president; Mrs. J. R. Howes, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. J. C. Rosser, Mrs. Ed. Hazen, Misses Guest, Linda Hitchcock, Mesdames F. Farnham, H. H. Barber, G. S. Fernald, G. G. Hartley, J. L. Smith, C. E. Smith, F. M. Cable, Misses Smith, Effie Halsted, Mabel White, Aggie Mulrine, and Mrs. C. F. Kindred, secretary and treasurer.

                        BILL OF FARE,
                            A. C. C.
                       FEBRUARY 6TH,
                        Fried Oysters,
             Cold Meat, Stewed Chicken,
                    Saratoga Potatoes,
                   Bread, Butter, Rolls,
         Pickles, Deviled Eggs, Cold Slaw,
          Fresh Fruit, Preserved Peaches,
                        Baked Apples,
                  Walnut Cake, Fig Cake,
                        Floating Island,
                  Tea, Coffee, Chocolate.
(Brainerd Dispatch, 07 February 1885, p. 3, c. 6)

      Mrs. Rosser will remove her wood and hay market from the Sleeper block into her building on Sixth street. She will add a stock of flour and feed. (Brainerd Dispatch, 07 December 1888, p. 4, c. 4)

      No! that is not a "black maria" that was seen driving through the streets last week. It is the vehicle occupied by Mrs. Rosser, while canvassing in the woods in the interest of the Rosser hospital. Inside it has a stove and a sleeping compartment. It is a very comfortable vehicle to go through the country in cold weather.—Grand Rapids Magnet. (Brainerd Dispatch, 08 December 1893, p. 4, c. 4)

                WORKS LIKE A CHARM

         They Like the Commutation Sys-
                     tem in the Woods.

To the Editor of the Globe.
      In your issue of the 29th ult. is an account of a meeting of St. Paul physicians at the Ryan hotel, when they protested against the commutation ticket system now in vogue among railroad and lumber companies.
      A I entertain the highest opinion of the physicians of Ramsey county, and much sympathy for the country practitioner elsewhere, I beg leave to make a few suggestions bearing on this question, as I am somewhat familiar with the workings of this system in this part of the state.
      During the winter about 5,000 men are employed in the woods in this county. they are all poor men, and receive low wages. Accidents will happen, as logging operations are dangerous to a certain degree, and sickness also has its victims, and from a charitable standpoint these men should be allowed to become members of any system that will afford the best of care and treatment, in case they need it, at a moderate cost. It is a simple co-operative plan whereby one wage earner helps another in case of necessity.
      Surely no class, and especially a superior class, should seek to deprive the poor man of such methods of protection that play so important a part in his struggle for existence. I have closely watched the workings of this commutation system in Itasca county, and find it works to the satisfaction of all concerned, employers, lumbermen and hospitals. In fact, it has become so popular throughout the camps that some protection is expected of every man who workds in the woods. they know if any accident befalls or disease overtakes them they will receive the care of trained nurses and good medical treatment, with no danger of becoming objects of charity or sympathy or classed among the county poor. I cannot speak too highly of the professional intelligence represented by the physicians of St. Paul, and I may be ignorant of the motives which actuated their protest against the commutation system.
      Grand Rapids, Dec. 6.
            MRS. J. C. ROSSER,
      Rosser Hospital, Grand Rapids.
(St. Paul Globe, 10 December 1894, p. 3, c. 5)

      Mrs. J. C. Rosser, of Grand Rapids, was in the city the first of the week. Mrs. Rosser has purchased Mrs. Fannie Smith's team of bay ponies, and will drive them to her home at Grand Rapids, starting to-day. (Brainerd Dispatch, 08 March 1895, p. 4, c. 4)

      Mrs. Belle Rosser accompanied by her sister [-in-law], Mrs. Lowe [sic] arrived from Brainerd Sunday. The party drove the entire distance. Mrs. Rosser says it is better wheeling than sleighing. She made the journey [83 miles] in little less than three days.—Grand Rapids Magnet. (Brainerd Dispatch, 15 March 1895, p. 4, c. 3)

      Mrs. J. C. Rosser, of Grand Rapids, was in the city the first of the week. While here she sold her residence property at the corner of Seventh and Ivy streets to J. M. Hayes for $1,000. (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 May 1895, p. 4, c. 3)

      Mrs. J. C. Rosser will establish a hospital on West Second street, Duluth. (Brainerd Dispatch, 24 April 1896, p. 4, c. 3)

      Mrs. Rosser, of Grand Rapids, Minn., the wife of Dr. Rosser, of that place, in order to be with her daughters, some three or four of whom are attending the schools in this city, has rented the old Duluth Club House on Second street, near Third Avenue west, and will with her interesting daughters be "at home" there after the first of next month. Mrs. Rosser is a lady of talent and energy who has made her mark and been a most useful woman in Grand Rapids and we predict that she will soon take her place among the intellectual and cultured ladies of Duluth.—Duluth Tribune. (Brainerd Dispatch, 01 May 1896, p. 4, c. 7)


      Mrs. Dr. Rosser, who has been in Grand Rapids the past week, making arrangements to close the hospital at this place for the summer, returned to Duluth Wednesday morning. Dr. Rosser will remain here for a few weeks longer.—Grand Rapids Magnet. (Brainerd Dispatch, 23 April 1897, p. 1, c. 3)

      Mrs. J. C. Rosser, of Duluth was in the city yesterday on her way to Fosston to spend the holidays with her husband. (Brainerd Dispatch, 24 December 1897, p. 8, c. 2)

      Mrs. J. C. Rosser was in the city several days this week in attendance at the bedside of her father, L. N. Lowe, who is dangerously ill. Mrs. Rosser returned to her home in Minneapolis yesterday. Brainerd Dispatch, 27 January 1899, p. 8, c. 3)

               To Establish a Hospital.

      Mrs. J. C. Rosser, who formerly conducted a hospital on West Second street in this city, will open a private hospital in the old Leader building, at Eighth street and John ave., in West Superior, as soon as Shattuck & Hislep, the new owners of the building, have refitted it. The hospital is to be modern in every way and several thousand dollars will be spent in putting the building in shape. Mrs. Rosser is the mother of Mrs. Jas. C. Geggie, of this city. Since Leaving Duluth, she has been conducting a hospital at Crookston, N. D. [sic] [Minnesota] The new hospital will be called the Leslie, and will accommodate 40 or 50 patients.—Duluth Herald. (Brainerd Dispatch)

      Mrs. Dr. Rosser of West Superior, and Mrs. Eva Lewis, of Juno, Wis., were in the city over Sunday, guests of Mr. And Mrs. F. E. Low. Mrs. Rosser is a sister of Mr. Low and was at one time resident of this city. (Brainerd Dispatch, 20 September 1901, p. 8, c. 1)

1910 Federal Census, State of North Dakota, Bowman County, Township 132, Household Number 32, Page 13:
Rosser, John C. [Mrs.], female, head, married, age 52, b. Wisconsin; father b. New Hampshire; mother b. New Hampshire
Brown, John, grandson, age 8 [sic], b. Wisconsin [sic]; father b. Michigan [sic]; mother b. Minnesota
Brown, Rosser, grandson, age 6, b. Minnesota; father b. Michigan [sic]; mother b. Minnesota

1920 Federal Census, State of Minnesota, Anoka County, Minnesota, Household Number 164:
Rosser, Belle, head, age 62, b. Wisconsin
Rosser, John C., son, age 29, divorced, b. Minnesota
Rosser, Virginia M., grand daughter, age 1 year 6 months, b. Illinois


      In the death of Mrs. Belle Rosser Brainerd has lost one of its early pioneer women. She had been very ill the past few weeks in her apartment at the Hampshire Arms hotel in Minneapolis, where she has made her home the past two years.
      She died late Thursday night, December 16, and was laid away in beautiful Lakewood cemetery on Saturday, December 17.
      She leaves to mourn her, one son, Jack Rosser, of Hollywood, Calif.; and four daughters, Mrs. [Pearl] Harriet Geggie, Palm Springs; Mrs. Will Peyton [Jean], Duluth; Mrs. Jack Johnson [Martha], Fargo, N. D.; Mrs. Joseph Midgley [Ruth], Brainerd; and several grandchildren. She had two brothers, Fred and Leslie Low, former Brainerdites, now deceased and laid away in Evergreen cemetery.
      She was born in Wisconsin on May 29, 1857. She was a resident of Brainerd for years. (Brainerd Tribune, 29 December 1938, p. 8, c. 5) [Courtesy of Brian Marsh, CWCHS]

FamilySearch Death Records:
Name: Belle Rosser
Death Date: 16 Dec 1938
Death Place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Age: 81
Birth Date: 1857
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John C. Rosser
Father's Name: Levi Low
Mother's Name: Harriet Hogdon [sic]

Date of Death: 16 DEC 1938
County of Death: HENNEPIN
CERTID# 1938-MN-022798

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Belle Low Rosser (29 May 1857–16 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113410660, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .