Charles Allison Rose

Submitted by PHGS member: Susan ROCKWELL Austin


Death Roll
Charles A. Rose

Charles A. Rose, a well-known businessman of Cuba, died early Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Neil, at No. 25 First Avenue, Olean. He had been in failing health for some time, and about six weeks ago underwent an operation at the Olean General Hospital.

He was born in the Town of Lyndon, April 8, 1858, the son of Truman and Clarissa Foster Rose. His wife was Leila Cole of this vicinity. The family has always lived near Cuba and in the village for many years. Mrs. Rose died a number of months ago. Formerly a farmer, Mr. Rose had been in the motor oil business of late years and owned a prosperous filling station on East Main Street. It is recalled that he said he began his connection with the oil business as a small boy nearly 70 years ago when he skimmed a quart of oil off the Seneca Oil Spring and sold it for medical use.

Mr. Rose is survived by seven children: Ernest, Rochester; John V., Helix, Ore.; Ada, Mrs. Neil, above mentioned; Myrtal Rose, Dundee; Genevieve, Mrs. DeWitt Dewey, Brooklyn; Marion, Mrs. Robert P. Kelsey, Lockport; and Miss Ruth Irene Rose, Brooklyn. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Thrall of Maple Street, a brother, Edward Rose of Franklinville, and 19 grandchildren.

The remains will be brought from the home of Mrs. Neil Friday morning to the Pettit Funeral Home on South Street, where the funeral will be held that afternoon at 2, conducted by Rev. Clair Malcomson, with burial in Cuba Cemetery.
-- Unidentified newspaper clipping from the scrapbook of Viola Emma
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Services for Charles A. Rose
Born April 8, 1858
Died May 20, 1936
Services at Pettit Funeral Home
2:00 P. M. May 22, 1936
Clergyman Rev. Clair Malcomson <> Interment Cuba Cemetery

Pall Bearers: Erwin Thrall, Charles Burt, Charles Jordan, Alvan Jordan, Moses Bray, Hiram Williams

Oil Property

GAS STATION FOR SALE - Doing wholesale and retail gasoline and fuel oil business. Fully equipped including extra storage tanks and truck. A very profitable business for the last 20 years. A good home and garage in connection. Located in a small town in Western New York. Will be sold at half value, a small Mortgage considered. Age and ill health are reasons for this sacrifice. Great possibility for a live wire. Inquire of Ed Rose, Franklinville, New York.

-- Unidentified newspaper clipping from the scrapbook of Viola Emma

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Invitation: 1882-1932

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rose at home Monday Afternoon, Dec. 19, No. 80 East Main Street, Cuba, New York


Observe Anniversary

Family Celebrates Golden Wedding of Parents with Banquet and Merrymaking

The family of Charles A. Rose, well known filling station proprietor, held a reunion of children and grandchildren at the family home on East Main Street this week. As this was the first time they had all been at home since they began to leave the family roof-tree, they took advantage of the reunion to celebrate the Golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Rose which will accur(sic) on Dec. 19, next. To mark the affair a family banquet was held at the St. James Hotel on Wednesday. They entered the dining room in procession, to the tune of "Here comes the bride," led by the bride and groom of 50 years ago, followed by all the children and grandchildren, to the number of 27, who formed a bridal wreath of Roses around the table. The bridegroom made a delightful introductory speech, and during the dinner there was a chorus singing by the family. Later they returned to the home on East Main Street and the afternoon was spent in cards and in an excursion to the lake. The oldest grandchild in the Rose bouquet is twenty, and the youngest is a bud of three weeks. Following are the names of those present: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Rose and children, Dorothy, Betty, Bob and Phyllis, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. John Rose and children, Lelamae and Evadene, Helix, Ore; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Neil and children, Jeanette, Robert and Mary Lou, Olean; Mr. and Mrs. Myrtal C. Rose and children, Eleanore(sic), Dick, Alta Marie, and Alton, Dundee; Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt G. Dewey and children, Jacqueline and Allison, Brooklyn; Marian O. Rose, Buffalo; Ruth Irene Rose, Brooklyn.

-- Unidentified newspaper clipping from the scrapbook of Viola Emma
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Lelie/Leila Estelle COLE

A Song Written + Sung by Lelie E. Rose- 1920, Grandmother of Mary Lou Brown
The rose is red, the grass is green
The joys have fled that I have seen
Another in the place where I might have been

I'll sell my clock, I'll sell my reel
I'll also sell my spinning wheel
And buy my love a sword and a shield

 I'll set myself on top of a hill
And there I'll set and cry my fill
Until my tears will carry a mill

tush kal lala
And now I'll leave my native shore
And dreams I'll wander here no more
Fill an new I shall see thee no more

Tusk ka val lala vo Shack a low lie ree
I'll throw away my quiver and my bow
And morn for the joys that I used to know
And ramble with the boys that I used to love.


Cuba Patriot and Free Press Issue; Jul 11, 1935

MRS. CHARLES A. ROSE, died: July 6, 1935, born: Ischua, 17 Apr 1863 the daughter of A.V. Cole and Maria Banfield; married: 19 Dec 1882 to Charles A. Rose of Cuba of the 11 children born to them, 6 were living in 1935:
Ernest A of Rochester
John V of Helix, Oregon
Mrs. Clarence J. Neil of Olean,NY
Myrtal C. of Dundee, NY
Mrs. Dewitt G. Dewey of Brooklin, NY
Mrs. Robert B. Kelsey of Lockport, NY
Ruth Irene Rose of Brooklin, NY
one sister; Ada M. Hatch of Jersey Shore, Pa
and one brother: T. Delos Cole of Cuba

She was Baptist, had 19 grandchildren and was buried at Cuba Cemetery.


Death Roll

Mrs. Charles A. Rose

Mrs. Lelie Cole Rose died at her home on East Main Street, Saturday evening, July 6, after an illness of ten days. She had been in failing health for the past five years. Mrs. Rose was born April 17, 1863, in the Town of Ischua, daughter of A. V. and Maria Banfield Cole. On December 19, 1882, she was married to Charles A. Rose, who survives his wife. Of this marriage 11 children were born, seven of who are living: Ernest A., of Rochester; John V. of Helix, Oregon; Mrs. Clarence J. Neil of Olean; Myrtal C., of Dundee; Mrs. DeWitt G. Dewey of Brooklyn; Mrs. Robert B. Kelsey of Lockport; Miss Ruth Irene Rose of Brooklyn. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ada M. Hatch of Jersey Shore, Pa.; one brother, T. D. Cole of this village, and 19 grandchildren.

Mrs. Rose had lived in this vicinity all of her life. She was a life-long member of the Cuba Baptist Church, having been active in Ladies Aid and Missionary Societies. She was also a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. In 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Rose observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary, with all their children and grandchildren present.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the family home, conducted by Rev. Clair E. Malcomson, with burial in Cuba cemetery.

-- Unidentified newspaper clipping from the scrapbook of Viola Emma

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