Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday: Family of Edward T. Rose, Fayette, Alabama

Edward Rose was the elder brother of my great-grandfather, Elbert Gunn Rose.  They grew up Pickens, Alabama, where their father, Thomas Archibald, was a farmer.  After his marriage to Emily Going in 1879, Edward moved to nearby Fayette County, where he opened a general mercantile store and became a prominent citizen of the county.  He served as mayor from 1918 - 1920.

I found this photograph from the Fayette Banner at the Cobb County (GA) library's Georgia Room

This photo would have probably been taken in the late 1920's to early 1930's.  Three of Edward and Emily's four children - Ernestine, Thomas Alfred and William, are pictured, along with some of their grandchildren, and Emily's sisters.  Son James Edward died in 1925; since he is absent from this picture, I presume it was taken after his death. 

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