Rosalie <I>La Flesche</I> Farley

Rosalie La Flesche Farley

Cuming County, Nebraska, USA
Death 9 May 1900 (aged 39)
Cuming County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Bancroft, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 54038266 · View Source
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Rosalie had no formal education, but she was a bright, important woman. She was a business woman and the manager of her husband's stock feeding business. When in 1890 trouble arose over the "Farley pasture" and the Farley leases of Indian allotments were questioned by white men, Rosalie took the case to court--the white man's institution--and "waited for her vindication with patience and dignity."

At that time several Indian Associations as well as individuals, inspired by Rosalie's sister Susette's lectures, sent money to help the Omaha Indians. Rosalie and her husband managed these funds, and donors found them to be reliable agents. Rosalie inspired her children to get college educations. She was an active church woman. Her grave stone reads: "The nobility of strength of two races were blended in her life of Christian faith and duty."

Rosalie and Edward had 10 children--three girls and seven boys. The town of Rosalie, Nebraska was named for her.


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  • Created by: Nan
  • Added: 23 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54038266
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rosalie La Flesche Farley (9 Feb 1861–9 May 1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. 54038266, citing Bancroft Cemetery, Bancroft, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Nan (contributor 46795555) .