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 Nellie Elbertie <I>Minor</I> Rose

Nellie Elbertie Minor Rose

Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Death 7 Jul 1955 (aged 90)
Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Kimball, Brule County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 15169498 · View Source
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Nellie was the daughter of Hiram Minor and Ellen Bement. She wed George Dusenbury Rose on Halloween 1888, they had five children; George Dwight, U.S. Army Lieut.Owen Minor, Helen, Mary Joy and Albert, who died as an infant. Nellie, her husband George, Owen and Albert are all buried in the Rose family plot in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, South Dakota. Mary Joy and George Dwight are interned at Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, California. Nellie has been described as woman very demanding of her children. Son George left the household at a young age due to this situation. When Nellie's husband passed on in March 1919 she insisted that her daughter Joy (who never went by Mary)serve as her caregiver for life. By the time Joy was free of this task, she herself was an old woman. Joy would later die a lonely spinster.

The following information was transcribed from newspaper clippings in the possesion of (Mary)Joy Rose

Mrs. Rose, 90, Passed Away Last Thursday
Article dated Thursday, July 14, 1955

Funeral services were held last Saturday at the Elmore-Wagner Funeral Home for Mrs. Nellie Miner Rose, 90, who passed away last Thursday at the Sammelson Rest Home after a long illness. The Rev. Robert Midgley officiated. Burial was at Kimball, S.D.

Mrs. Rose was born Sept. 25, 1864 at Saranac, Mich, the daughter of Hiram and Ellen Miner. The family moved to Charles Mix county, South Dakota in 1822. She was married Oct. 31, 1888, to George B. Rose at Burnside, S. D.

The couple lived in Kimball until moving to Vermillion in 1919. Mrs. Rose had lived in Vermillion ever since.

She was a member of the Congregational church, the Eastern Star, Wasesa study club, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a Gold Star Mother. She had been an invalid for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Joy of Vermillion and Helen of Lincoln, Nebr.: a son, George D. of San Jose, Calif., three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Her husband died in March 1919, and one son, Owen, died in France during World War I.

Casket bearers were George Brosius, Lester Lloyd, C. R. Beatty and Harold Brookman. Arrangements were in charge of the Elmore-Wagner Funeral Home.

Pioneer Lady Buried Saturday
Undated Article

A pioneer resident of this area, Mrs. Nellie Rose, died July 7 at Vermillion, where she had made her home for the past several years.

Services were held at Vermillion from the Wagner Funeral Home Saturday July 9, and the burial was in the family plot in the Kimball cemetery that afternoon. Rev. Dutt conducted the graveside rites.

Nellie Miner Rose was born Sept. 25, 1864, at Saranac, Michigan. In 1882 she moved with her parents to Charles Mix county. Her father, one of the early pioneers, donated 40 acres of his claim to what later became the Ward academy.

She married George Rose at Burnside, S. Dak., October 31, 1888. Rose owned and operated a store at Bijou Hills. Later they moved to Kimball where he managed the lumber yard owned by the late John Parker.

Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, March 19, 1919, and two sons, one dying in infancy, and Owen, who died in France, October 1918.

She moved to Vermillion after her husband's death.

Surviving are two daughters, Joy, Vermillion, and Helen, Lincoln, Nebr., and a son, Dwight, at San Jose, Calif., three grandchildren, all in California, and T. B. Lowe, a cousin, at Mitchell.

She was a member of the First Congregational church of Vermillion and Juno Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Accompanying the remains to Kimball were Miss Joy Rose, Miss Helen Rose, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Frickey of Vermillion.

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  • Created by: Tom Rose
  • Added: 6 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15169498
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Elbertie Minor Rose (25 Sep 1864–7 Jul 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15169498, citing Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Brule County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Tom Rose (contributor 46856178) .