John A. Rose, who lives retired in Yellow Creek Township, is a native of Columbiana County and an honored pioneer
citizen of the community in which he has spent his entire life. He was born on the farm where he resides, Jan.
21, 1847, and is the son of David and Christina (Haggart) Rose.
David Rose, deceased, was a native of Yellow Creek Township and a leading citizen of Columbiana County during his
life. He improved 151½ acres of land, built a log cabin, and for many years was extensively engaged in the
breeding of cattle and the raising of grain. He died Nov. 15, 1867, and his wife died Jan. 31, 1884. They were
the parents of the following children: Dr. Hugh A., deceased; Mary L, married A. McGregor, both deceased; John
A., the subject of this sketch; Ellen N., lives with the subject; Angus C. and David S., deceased; and William,
engaged in the real estate business at Warren, Ohio.
John A. Rose spent his boyhood on the home place, attended the district schools, and at an early age became interested
in general farming. He specialized in fruit farming and was also a grain farmer.
On Dec. 5, 1877, Mr. Rose was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Hardie, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb.
4, 1852, and who died April 16, 1918. She was the daughter of George and Isabel (Fraser) Hardie, natives of Scotland
and early settlers of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hardie died in 1878 and his wife died in 1859. They had two daughers: Mrs.
Rose, deceased; and Mary, lives in Cleveland, widow of Dr. John M. Fraser. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Rose, as follows: George H., born Nov. 18, 1878, a mechanical engineer, lives in Cleveland; Christina Helen, born
Aug. 19, 1881, died Feb. 4, 1920; Mary Isabel, born Dec. 3, 1883, died Aug. 16, 1919; and David, born April 11,
1886; an electrical engineer, lives in Los Angeles, Calif. He is a World War veteran, having served with the Third
Canadian Battalion. He was in the army in active service for five years and participated in practically all of
the important engagements of the war. He was seriously wounded and gassed. There are four grandchildren: Catherine
S., Virginia G., Elizabeth and David John Rose.
Mr. Rose has been a life long Democrat and has held every township office of Yellow Creek Township. He is a member
of the Presbyterian Church and ranks as one of the dependable citizens of Columbiana County.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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