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Rose Family


These notes were submitted by Mrs. Doris Rose of Richmond, CA

James Thomas Rose was born 2 December 1879 in Hardin County Tennessee, and married 16 October 1904 to Miss Annie Harris in Madison County Tennessee.

The Ledger, Okemah, Oklahoma newspaper of December 7, 1911, and the American, Weleetka, Oklahoma newspaper of December 7, 1911 carry this account of Annie's death.


Mrs. Tom Rose, a young woman who with her husband and children have been living in a tent near the gin at Okfuskee, was burned to death Tuesday morning, her clothes catching fire from the stove. Besides her husband, four children are left to mourn her loss, the youngest only nine days old. The husband has been working in the Okfuskee gin this season.

After Annie burned to death and was buried in Okfuskee, her parents moved the family back to Jackson, Madison County, Tennesse where Annie was born in January 1883.

The four children were raised by Annie's father, Steven Jackson Harris, and her step-mother, Annie Beasenburg Pope Harris. The children were:

Jackson Mitchell, 14 June 1905 Jackson, Tennessee - 6 January 1957 Richmond, California

Virginia Loretta, 22 June 1907 Jackson, Tennessee - 13 June 1953 Jackson, Tennessee

James Thomas Jr., 21 June 1909 Jackson, Tennessee - 27 March 1975 Whittier, California

Paul Ervin, 26 November 1911 Okfuskee, Oklahoma.

James Thomas Rose married (2) in 1917 to Ola Buchanan. She was a first cousin.

Transcribed to Electronic form by Ronda Redden
Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 30, Number 3, 1985


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