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 Rosalie Eliza “Rose” <I>Reiniger</I> Willson

Rosalie Eliza “Rose” Reiniger Willson

Birth
Brighton, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Sep 1931 (aged 71)
Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, USA
Burial Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 6489546 · View Source
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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



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  • Originally Created by: Dennis Warden
  • Added: 8 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6489546
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosalie Eliza “Rose” Reiniger Willson (17 Mar 1860–24 Sep 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6489546, citing Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .