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 Aaron David Rolfe

Aaron David Rolfe

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Sep 1914 (aged 79)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Burial Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 72026318 · View Source
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The sad message reached here Monday of the death of A. D. Rolfe at Spokane, Washington. One of the pioneers of this country. Death being due to pneumonia, developing from a fall down the stairway of his home, and his advanced age hindering a brave fight for life against the disease.
Aaron David Rolfe son of Samuel and Mary (Paddock) Rolfe was born in Cleveland, Ohio March 1, 1835 and died Sept 7, 1914, aged 79 yrs, 6 mos, and 8 days. After the death of his father and 4 sisters in 1838, his mother went back to Wayne County, New York, where her people lived and where Mr. Rolfe grew to young manhood. In 1854 he came with his mother and his only surviving brother, the late S. F. W. Rolfe, to Polk City, Iowa from Wisconsin where they had spent the previous year and in the spring of 1855 came to Lehigh, then called Tyson's Mill, where they entered land and soon afterwards moved to the old homestead in Burnside township where he lived until he went to Spokane in the spring of 1910.
He went to Colorado in company with the late W. C. Beem in 1859 at the time of the gold excitement at Pikes Peak, remaining there 2 years.
He was married Nov 16, 1862 to Emily Jane Beem, who survives him together with six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters; Hattie Cox (Spokane), Mrs. A. C. Bisbee (Macedonia, IA), W. A. Rolfe (Oaksdale, Wash), N. A. Rolfe (Cheney, Wash), A. Dennis Rolfe (Spokane), and Miss Emma Rolfe (Spokane). All of the children were with him at his bedside when his spirit passed away. He was the first of the family circle to go. Mr. Rolfe always took a deep interest in public affairs.


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  • Created by: falcon67
  • Added: 26 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72026318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron David Rolfe (1 Mar 1835–7 Sep 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72026318, citing Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by falcon67 (contributor 47539915) .