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ROSE, Harry

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 20 Mar 1917, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

ROSE, Harry, a prominent resident of Mineral Point, died at his home last evening after an illness of five days of acute indigestion. He was born in Somerset County, this state, 75 years ago and was a brother of William Rose of near Mineral Point: Aaron Rose of Benscreek, Somerset Co; Mrs. Frederick Slagle, of the Von Luden road, Dale Borough, and Mrs. Abram Hildebrand, of the Seventeenth Ward.

During the Civil War Harry Rose served as a private in Company C 142d Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. His Colonel was Robert P. Cummmings of Somerset who was fatally wounded at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and his Captain was John H. Boyts of Stoyestown, where Harry Rose enlisted. Mr. Rose took part in eight important battles, among them Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, and the Wilderness. He was slightly injured in the hand during one of the engagements. Mr. Rose took great pride in relating his experiences in the three years of service in the army. Following the war he came to Johnstown and worked in the Rosensteel tannery in Woodvale until 1885, when he located at Mineral Point.

Besides his widow, whose maiden name was Lavina Livingstown, Mr. Rose is survived by three children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His daughters are Millie, wife of Hon A. J. Oaks of South Fork; and Marietta, wife of G. E. Flenner of near South Fork, and his son is Ralph Rose of near Mineral Point who is engaged in business as a timber contractor.

The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon, services to be held at the Mt. Union Church, near South Fork, at 2 o'clock by the Rev Dr. Franklin E. Hetrick, pastor of the South Fork United Evangelical Church and the Rev. David Lamb of the Oakland-Mineral Point charges of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The funeral part will leave the house at 1 o'clock. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
(South Fork Cemetery)

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