Biography of Henry A. Rose


Rose, Henry A., Tonawanda,was born in Niagara county, September 1, 1847. He is the son of Lorenzo P. Rose, who came to Niagara county in 1834 from Ellisburg, N. Y., and through life has been engaged in the mercantile and lumber business. He married Mary J., daughter of Ira Newman. He served as an officer of the town for many years. Mr. Rose was educated in Tonawanda, and in 1864 he enlistcd in Company F, 10th New York Cavalry, and took part in the battles of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Spotsylvania and others. In 1865 he received an honorable discharge, returned to Tonawanda, and in 1870 established his present business of flour and feed, sand, and contractor's supplies, and in 1892 added the coal business. In 1867 he married Miss Kate M., daughter of Michael Milton, by whom he had eight children: Lorenzo P., Charles H., Ira M., Harry E., Walter S., Mrs. Hattie A. Carney, Elsie E. and Cora M.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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