| Robert R. Rose, county attorney of Lincoln county and owner and publisher of the Kemmerer Camera, is a well known and valued citizen of Kemmerer. with the public interests of which he has been closely and helpfully associated for a number of years. He is a western man and the spirit of western enterprise and progress finds exemplification in his career. |
He was born at Tripp. South Dakota, October 15, 1880. His father, William H. Rose, is a resident of Denver, Colorado, and a native of the state of New York. His ancestors had settled there prior to the Revolutionary war, the family having been founded in America by William Rose, who was of English birth. He was one of a family of seven brothers, all of whom served in the Revolutionary war. William H. Rose, father of Robert R. Rose of this review, was reared and educated in the Empire state and afterward went to Wisconsin in 1860. He was there living at the time of the outbreak of the Civil war and responded to the country's call for troops, serving at the front for three years with the Twenty-third Wisconsin Infantry or until hostilities had closed. His father, W. W. Rose, was also a member of the same regiment. After the war William H. Rose returned to Wisconsin but soon removed to Iowa and later to South Dakota, where he continued his residence until 1889. He then went to Denver, Colorado, where he engaged in the fire insurance business, in which he continued for twenty-three years, becoming one of the best known and most successful representatives of fire insurance in that city. He is now living retired, enjoying the fruits of a well spent life and marked business enterprise. In politics he always affiliated with the republican party from the time that age conferred upon him the right of franchise until i8gfi. when he joined the ranks of the democratic party. He wedded Maria Huntington, a native of Canada and a direct descendant of Samuel Huntington, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. She is also living and of their family of eight children seven yet survive.
Robert R. Rose was the seventh in order of birth among their children. The public schools afforded him his educational opportunities and after attending the high school of Denver he continued his studies in the University of Denver, there preparing for the practice of law, and in due time he was graduated with the class of 1906, at which time the LL. B. degree was conferred upon him. Prior to that date, however, he was associated with his father in the fire insurance business and later continued for several years in the same line of business on his own account, representing several of the large eastern companies. After his graduation he devoted his attention to the conduct of an insurance agency in Denver until 1911, when he entered upon the practice of law in Denver, continuing there until 1914. On the 19th of April of that year he arrived in Kemmerer, where he opened an office and has since been engaged in active practice. He is an able lawyer, with a mind naturally analytical, logical and inductive, and his clear reasoning constitutes one of the forceful elements in his growing success at the bar. He is most devoted to the interests of his clients and never fails to give a thorough preparation before he enters the court, so that he is well qualified for defense as well as for attack. Aside from his duties as a member of the bar he is engaged in newspaper publication, being the owner and editor of the Kemmerer Camera, a weekly journal which is regarded as the leading paper of Lincoln county. Mr. Rose is also a director of several local business corporations and his activity and enterprise are constituting an important element in the continued growth and development of this section of the state.
On the 25th of July, 1913, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mr. Rose was married to Miss Eleanor Virginia Bronaugh, a native of Illinois and a daughter of Perry S. and Martha (Burke) Bronaugh. The father is now a resident of Auburn, Illinois, but the mother has passed away. She was a representative of an old Kentucky family of Irish lineage, while the Bronaugh family comes of French ancestry. Mr. and Mrs. Rose have one son, Robert Arthur, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, November 1. 1915.
Politically Mr. Rose is a democrat, taking a somewhat active interest in the work of the party, and he is now filling the position of county and prosecuting attorney of Lincoln county. He belongs to the Wyoming State Bar Association and he is a member of the Kemmerer Chamber of Commerce, which he aided in organizing. His membership relations extend to Albert Pike Lodge, No. 117, A. F. & A. M., of Denver, Colorado, from which he was demitted to Kemmerer Lodge, No. 33. He is a loyal follower of the craft, believing heartily in its principles concerning the brotherhood of mankind. He is likewise a member of St. James Episcopal church at Kemmerer and the teachings of that denomination have been a guiding force in his life. Mr. Rose is a man of sterling worth, of marked strength of character, of keen intellect, of progressive spirit, and by reason of his inherent power and his laudable ambition he has worked his way upward steadily, advancing step by step and at each point in his career gaining a broader outlook and wider opportunities, which he has eagerly utilized. His position, as established by the consensus of public opinion, is with the highly honored and representative journalists and lawyers of western Wyoming.