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Theodore “Teddy” Rose

  • Birth 1923 Fort Frances, Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 11 Oct 1937 Fort Frances, Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Fort Frances, Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 70072819

From the International Falls (Minnesota, USA) newspaper from August 4, 1938:

Rainy lake today has given up its death hold on the body of Theodore Rose, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rose, Fort Frances, who drowned while on a fishing trip last October. The remains were discovered Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Kalman Spelletich 10 feet from shore on the northwest corner of Roberts' Island.

The discovery was approximately one-half mile from where three boys found the body of Theodore's companion, Neil Stinton, July 15.

Mrs. Spelletich, whose home is in Davenport, Iowa, is a guest at the summer home of Major and Mrs. H. G. Roberts. She accidentally sighted the body while walking along the shore.

Gerald Wagness, caretaker at the Roberts estate, was summoned and the floating object was identified as a body. Wagness went to mainland and called Coroner Amos M. Hansen, who took the body from the water. The discovery was made at 2pm.

Members of the Rose family positively identified the body after examining pieces of clothing.
Funeral services for the Fort Frances high school student will be conducted at the Baptist church, Fort Frances, at 2:30 o'clock Friday. Rev. Robert Hamilton will officiate and burial will be in the Fort Frances cemetery.

The drowning victim is survived by his parents residing at 401 Minnie avenue; four brothers, Earl, Frank, Marvin and Wayne, and four sisters, Lucille, Mildred, Ernestine and Bernice. Theodore was a nephew of J. A. Rose, Ranier.

Theodore was born in Fort Frances and grew up to be a typical "outdoor boy." today his father said: "He wanted to be up the lake all the time."

The Rose and Stinson boys started out to take advantage of Canadian Thanksgiving day, October 11, by going fishing. They set out in a small duck boat for the pike beds on Commissioners bay and are known to have occupied a shack east of Five Mile bridge late in the day. It is believed they became weary of waiting and started for home. Their water-filled boat, paddles and a hat were found at Enos island four days after the boys were last seen.


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  • Created by: Amanda
  • Added: 19 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70072819
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore “Teddy” Rose (1923–11 Oct 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70072819, citing Fort Frances Cemetery, Fort Frances, Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Amanda (contributor 47278704) .