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            Manuel F. Rose, who is a member of one of the oldest and most highly respected families of Siskiyou County, was born at Big Springs, on the 18th of January, 1875, and is a son of Joseph and Mary A. (Dutra) Rose, both of whom came to this state in an early day, the mother by way of the Isthmus of Panama and the father making the voyage around Cape Horn in a whaling vessel.  He arrived in California in 1860, and did some mining, but later rented the Hurd ranch at Sheeprock and engaged in farming for about four years.  Subsequently he moved to Big Springs, where he continued in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1902.  The mother died there in 1908.  To them were born four children, namely:  Joseph, who is engaged in the prune business at San Jose, this state; John, who runs a cattle ranch at Lakeview, Oregon; Mary and M. F.

            Manuel F. Rose was reared at Big Springs and acquired his education in the public schools of that place.  He has always been identified with farming operations, in which he has been successful, and is now the owner of twenty-eight acres of land near Edgewood, on which he does some farming.  In addition, he takes any job which comes his way and, being fair and square in all of his relations with others, he holds the public confidence to a marked degree.

            On May 21, 1908, Mr. Rose was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Louie, a daughter of August J. and Mary (Vargas) Louie, who came to this state at about the same time as Mr. Rose’s parents, and the father died here April 28, 1930, at the age of ninety-three years.  Mr. and Mrs. Rose are the parents of four children, namely:  Charles, who is now twenty-six years of age, and is with the Mountain Valley Creamery at Edgewood; Lena, who is the wife of Harry Lemos, a rancher of this district; Minnie Irene and Dorothy May, both of whom are attending high school at Weed.  Mr. Rose is a Democrat in his political views, but has never sought public office, though he takes a keen interest in those things which relate to the public welfare, and is regarded as one of his community’s representative men.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 298-301. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

 © 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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