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Kenneth Dexter Rose


Posted By: Mike Appleby (email)
Date: 6/29/2009 at 08:58:23

Kenneth "Ken" Dexter Rose was born on 12 May 1866, in Chesterville, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, to Phinney and Elida Marcellus Rose. He came to the United States with the Andrew Sproul family in 1882 after the death of his mother, and they settled in Greene, Butler, IA.

He married Martha Jane Minert on 25 Nov 1895, in Greene, Butler, IA, the daughter of Garrett Henry and Rachel Frances Gapen Minert. They had four daughters: Edith Eileen (Lloyd Everett Appleby), Florence Marie (Lloyd F Jones), Helen Vere (Earl C Pitcher), and Frances Gilberta (James Henry Brooks).

"KD" or "Ken" was a businessman most of his life, as well as a member of the local school board and holder of public office. He was elected Mayor of Bristow, and commented to a friend that "it cost me $20 in cigars when I was elected for an office that pays $6. I just don't know how to strike a balance!" In his later years, he was in the real estate business.

KD Rose died 10 Nov 1936, in Bristow, Butler, IA, and is buried in Hampton, Franklin, IA.


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