1925 Biography - Pleasant Rose

Pleasant W. Rose, who was head of the Rose family of this county, was born in Hardin County in 1812 and was reared in Pope County. He married Mary Ann Ellis whose parents emigrated to Illinois from North Carolina and settled in Grantsburg Township, Johnson County 1834, on the farm now owned and occupied by P. W. Rose, his son. Their children were Mary E. (2) who married D. C. Chapman. James E. (2) married Mary (see Bain). He was a farmer and served as Lieutenant in the Civil War. Sidney A. (2) married James W. Damron. She resides at Fredricktown, Mo. Mariah (2) who first married John Jones (see Simpson) second George Shelton. One child was born, Ada, who resides near Puxico, Mo. Pleasant W. Rose is the youngest and has made a decided success of farming. He married Mary Farris. They still reside at this pleasant old home. Their children are Arista A. (3), wife of W. C. Graves of Ft. Collins, Colorado. They have one son, Charles. Mary (3) married Dr. W. H. (see Walker). Lillie (3) married Isaac Morgan. They have one daughter, Emma, who married a Mr. Ellis and this family resides in Metropolis, Illinois. Sidney (3) married Charles Deans and resides on a farm in an attractive bungalow on the Vienna and Grantsburg road.
Dr. Pleasant W. Rose is the third in line of that name and the only son of P. W. Rose, the second. He was born on the old homestead in 1877 and received his early education in the district school of the community, later attending Vienna High School. He entered Barnes Medical College of St. Louis, Mo., in 1896 and graduated from this institution in 1899 and began the practice of medicine at Grantsburg. The following year he removed to Simpson, Illinois, remaining in active practice there five years. He later removed to Cypress where he has resided until the present except a year or more he served as assistant physician at the Southern Illinois Hospital at Anna. He has a large and lucrative practice. Dr. Rose is a Mason, a member of the local and American Medical Associations. He was married first to Mrs. Nancy (Ellis) Mount who had two sons, J. Lee and Wayne Mount. He married second Nellie McKee.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 477.

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