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Henry Clay Rose 1844-1924


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/9/2010 at 22:23:01

Henry C. Rose, Pioneer Citizen, Passes Sunday
Was Born in New York State Eighty Years Ago
Came Here in Year 1888
As An Old Time Resident of Estherville was Well Known and Esteemed

Henry Clay Rose was born in Rome, New York, August 19, 1844. His early life was uneventful save that he shared the vicissitudes of frontier life with his parents moving first to Illinois then to Missouri and thence to Wisconsin. Here they resided in Sauk county till he was 19 years old, when they again moved to Floyd county, Iowa. He received some of his early education from an uncle who was a teacher in the district schools. On September 19, 1868, he married Anna J. Connor and they at once settled a farm near Osage, Iowa. Seven years later they moved to Rudd, Iowa which was their home for fourteen years. In 1888 they came to Estherville where they have since resided.

Three children were born to them. One died in infancy. The son was taken by accident in 1920. Their daughter, Mrs. Tillie B. Hill of Des Moines, Iowa is the only surviving child.

Mr. Rose was well known in Estherville. He was engaged in the livery and dray business for some time. He was also street commissioner for several years. He was fond of children and he was a real pal to his own children. He was greatly attached to his home and family. A few weeks before his death he made a confession of Christ and united with the Methodist church, of which his wife was a member for many years.

His illness was of several year’s duration. On the first appearance of his complaint he underwent an operation which promised relief. This proved, however, to be but temporary and afterward broke out anew. About a year ago he suffered a more virulent attack than anything he had previously experienced, which grew constantly worse until his death which occurred on Sunday morning, Nov. 16, at the age of 80 years.

In addition to his wife, his daughter is the only member of his immediate family who survive him. Other relatives present were his sister-in-law, Mrs. Connor of Dunnell, Minn., and Mrs. Mary Bracken of Fort Dodge, both of whom waited upon him during his last illness and their families. Two nephews; W. M. Turner and Nathan Rose of Estherville, Iowa; his son-in-law, C. R. Hill and grandson Clinton Hill of Des Moines. One sister, Mrs. C.P. Turner of Los Angele, Cal., the sole surviving member of his father’s family; and a niece, Mrs. Lucy Hersey, of Mason City were not present at the funeral.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon. Interment took place in the Oak Hill Cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, November 19, 1924)

Henry C. Rose Passed Away Last Sunday
Had Been Ailing for the Past Four Years
Pioneer Resident Here
Eighty-One Years of Age at Time of Death – Funeral Held Tuesday Afternoon at Church

Henry C. Rose, one of Estherville’s pioneer men, passed away at his home on north Twelfth street at four o’clock Sunday morning after an extended illness. Mr. Rose had not been in good health for the past four years. Two years ago he underwent an operation for cancer and never fully recovered from it. Hi son, C. R. Rose, was killed in an accident four years ago and since that time Mr. Rose’s health has been gradually declining. The death of his son left a vacancy in his heart which could never be filled. Each day, while his health permitted, he attended his son’s grave and always kept it well decorated and clean. Mr. Rose was born August 19, 1844, at Rome, New York. At the time of his death he was eighty-one years old. When but a young boy his parents moved to Wisconsin and then to Missouri where they resided for a short time. While the country was still being settled and oxen and covered wagons was the mode of travel, he drove from Missouri to Illinois where he resided for two years. On September 19, 1868, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Connor and to this happy union two children were born, Mrs. C. R. Hill, of Des Moines, and C. R. Rose, who has preceded his father in death. In 1889 he came to Emmet county, settling in this city and has resided here ever since. When he first came to Estherville, he was appointed street commissioner and later on given the office county engineer. Together with his brother, A.D. Rose, he built and managed the first livery barn. Mr. Roe is the fourth of five children to have passed away with cancer. One sister, Mrs. C. P. Turner, of Los Angeles, Calif., survives him. Four nephews, Nate Rose and Wm. Turner, of this city, George Turner, of Omaha, Nebr., and Glenn Turner, of Los Angeles, Calif., are also left to mourn his death, besides one grandchild, Clinton Hill. Mr. Rose endured his sufferings patiently and cheerfully and knew he was passing from this vale of sorrow and turmoil to a more peaceful home. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the home and at 2:30 form the Methodist church, Rev. R. T. Chipperfield officiating. His body was laid to rest beside that of his son in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community is extended the bereaved family in their hours of sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, November 19, 1924)


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