Winfield S. Rose, Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Titusville Herald (Titusville, Pa.), Thurs., 9 Mar 1905, p1.

MEADVILLE, March 8. – Winfield Scott Rose, prothonotary of Crawford county, died at his residence, 674 Highland Avenue, this city, at 7:50 o’clock tonight. Mr. Rose suffered a stroke of paralysis on Dec. 14, 1903, and had been an almost helpless invalid ever since. His condition was so serious a month ago that all hope of his recovery was abandoned.

Mr. Rose was bom in Philadelphia on March 31, 1841. He came to Crawford county with his parents in 1856. The family settled upon a section of wild land midway between Townville and Little Cooley, along what is called the “creek road.” The land was cleared and tilled until one of the best farms of central Crawford county resulted. Old Peter Rose was one of the sturdy pioneers who carried the education and enlightenment of the east into the wild western country. He devoted his life to lumbering and farming. He died in 1882.

Win S. Rose was educated in the public schools. He started life in Meadville. When Lincoln’s first call for troops was issued he enlisted in company F, Sixteenth Regiment Pennsylvania volunteers1. He served three years and was honorably discharged.

He engaged in business in Meadville and was elected prothonotary in 1879. He was reelected tw years later and again in 1902.

He was a man of high intellectual attainments and filled the office with credit to himself and satisfaction to the public.

The deceased is survived by his wife and five daughters, all residing at home — the Misses Emily, Susie, Irene, Elizabeth and Edith. He leaves five sisters and one brother, as follows: Dr. Susan F. Rose of Port Huron, Mich., supreme medical examiner of the. L.O.T.M.; Miss Mary A. Rose of Port Huron, who for more than a generation conducted a private school at Townville; Mrs. S. Newton Stevens, of New Castle, Mrs. Anne B. Phillips of Hazelton, Mrs. N. E. Dewey of Townville, Professor Edward G. Rose, musical director of the Harrisburg public schools. He was a member of Peiffer Post, G.A.R., Loyal Legion, F. and A. M.,the Royal Arcanum, the A. 0. U. W. and The Sons of the American Revolution. He was a consistent member of Christ Episcopal church. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

  1. I would like to point out that this is incorrect that Winfield S. Rose never served in the 16th Pennsylvania Infantry. According to the U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, he was a part of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves in Company I. ↩︎

Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.