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43. ROSINA5 ROSE (JANE4 PRIDGEON, HAYES3, JOSHUA2, THOMAS1)276 was born April 1873, and died August 07, 1951277. She married JAMES WESLEY BLIGHT December 01, 1897 in Vienna Township, Genesee County, MI, son of WILLIAM BLIGHT and HARRIET MITCHELL. He was born October 1859 in England278, and died 1943.

Notes for R
OSINA ROSE:
From the Clio Messenger.

July 18, 1913 - "Mrs. James Blight and two daughters of Montrose visited her sister, Mrs. Thos. Carter and mother Mrs. R. K. Rose last week."

August 25, 1916 - "Born, Sunday, August 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Blight, a son Elwin George, mother and child both doing well."

More About R
OSINA ROSE:
Burial: Unknown, West Vienna Cemetery, Vienna Township, MI

Notes for J
AMES WESLEY BLIGHT:
From the Clio Messenger with dates as listed.

May 12, 1912 - "Jim Blight and son of Montrose spent Saturday here [County Line] on business."

August 28, 1913 - "Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Wright and daughter Gladys and son Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Carter and daughter Thelma, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lowell and son Ithurmer and Mrs. R. K. Rose spent Sunday at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. James Blight near Montrose. Seventeen in all were present. A four course menu was served on the lawn."

October 24, 1913 - "For Sale - 40 acre berry farm 2 1/2 miles north of Clio, on stone road. Easy terms. James Blight, Valley phone. 4t"

April 14, 1916 - "James Blight has sold his farm to J. Corwin, of Flushing."

August 9, 1918 - "James Blight, wife and daughters, Evelyn and Ila, and son, Elwin, of Montrose, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Carter."

1924-06-26 - "BLIGHT HOME BURNS - Late last Tuesday afternoon the fine farm home of James Blight and family located about five miles west of Clio, on the Montrose road, caught fire from a defective chimney and was totally destroyed. The family were out in the field picking berries when the fire originated and thus it had gained so much headway before being discovered that it was impossible to subdue it. A number of neighbors were on the scene very quickly, however, and by dint of strenuous work managed to save a large share of the household effects. the home was very commodious and desirable and the insurance of four thousand dollars, which we are informed was carried, would scarcely cover the loss."

Information from Janice Blight Blakeley about the location of the Blight farm. The farm was on 7322 Vienna Rd. It was in the family over 100 years. The barn burned down about 3-4 years ago. (written 6/20/2000)

More About J
AMES WESLEY BLIGHT:
Burial: Unknown, West Vienna Cemetery, Vienna Township, MI

Marriage Notes for R
OSINA ROSE and JAMES BLIGHT:
Married by L.W. Westphal, Clergyman. Witnesses: Henry Kirk Rose, Birch Run and Rosalia Rose, Vienna Township.

More About J
AMES BLIGHT and ROSINA ROSE:
Marriage: December 01, 1897, Vienna Township, Genesee County, MI
     
Children of R
OSINA ROSE and JAMES BLIGHT are:
  i.   CLYDE HENRY6 BLIGHT, b. September 09, 1898, Montrose Township, MI278,279; d. August 22, 1980, Flint, MI280,281.
  More About CLYDE HENRY BLIGHT:
Burial: August 25, 1980, West Vienna Cemetery281
Funeral Services: August 22, 1980, Monday at 11:00 AM, Benjamin & Whipple Funeral Home, Rev. John D. Rozeboom officiating281

72. ii.   THOMAS JAMES BLIGHT, b. June 17, 1900; d. February 19, 1975, Flint, Genesee County, MI.
  iii.   ILA JANE BLIGHT, b. July 07, 1902282,283; d. September 27, 1985, Clio, Genesee County, MI283.
  Notes for ILA JANE BLIGHT:
From the Clio Messenger with dates as listed.

November 25, 1915 - "The following pupils of Greene School were neither tardy nor absent during November: . . . Ila Blight . . . Thomas Blight."

August 9, 1918 - "Miss Ila Blight who has been staying with Mrs. Ed. Lowell for the past five weeks has returned to her home."

August 16, 1918 - "Miss Ila Blight, of Montrose, spent Sunday with Miss Thelma Carter."

January 16, 1919 - "Miss Ila Blight, of Montrose, is staying with Mrs. Ed. Lowell for a few weeks."

December 18, 1919 - "Clyde Thomas and Misses Ila and Evelyn Blight, spent Sunday in Flint, at the home of J. D. Lindsey and family."

June 28, 1923 - "Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Servis, Clyde, Evelyn and Ila Blight motored to Ypsilanti Sunday. The Misses Evelyn and Ila remained and will attend summer school at that place."

Information from Janice Blight Blakely, niece of Ila Blight. Ila taught school in the Montrose school system for 18 years. She taught 5th grade.

  More About ILA JANE BLIGHT:
Burial: September 30, 1985, West Vienna Cemetery, Clio, MI284
Funeral Services: September 30, 1985, Benjamin & Whipple Funeral Home, Clio, MI, Rev. Calvin Blue officiating
Social Security Number: 368-24-5841, MI285

  iv.   EVELYN MAE BLIGHT, b. October 19, 1903286,287; d. March 12, 1987, Zephyrhills, FL287.
  Notes for EVELYN MAE BLIGHT:
Information from Janice Blight Blakely, niece of Evelyn Blight. Evelyn taught school in the Montrose school system for 25 years. She taught kindergarten and 1st grade and then became principal of Montrose Elementary before retiring.

From the Clio Messenger, dates as listed.

June 23, 1916 - "Miss Evelyn Blight is spending her vacation with friends and relatives in Royal Oak and Highland Park."

July 28, 1916 - "Miss Evelyn Blight, who has been visiting friends in Royal Oak and Highland Park for five weeks, has returned home."

December 18, 1919 - "Clyde Thomas and Misses Ila and Evelyn Blight, spent Sunday in Flint, at the home of J. D. Lindsey and family."

January 12, 1922 - "Thomas and Evelyn Blight have been on the sick list."

October 4, 1923 - "In addition to the list of college students appearing in our last issue, we should have included the names of Misses Berneise Anderson, Ila and Evelyn Blight and Mildred Johnson, who are attending the State Normal at Ypsilanti."

1924-01-10 - "The Misses Bereniece Anderson, Mildred Johnson, Eleanor Covert, Ruth Pound, Jessie Cummings, Lola Newman, Mabel McCumsey, Ila and Evelyn Blight and Mr. Laverne Miller left the first of the week to resume their studies at the State Normal, after having spent the holidays at their homes."

  More About EVELYN MAE BLIGHT:
Burial: March 16, 1987, West Vienna Cemetery, Clio, MI
Funeral Services: March 16, 1987, Benjamin & Whipple Funeral Home, Clio, MI, Rev. Calvin Blue officiating
Social Security Number: 368-24-5842287

  v.   ELWIN GEORGE BLIGHT, b. August 13, 1916, Montrose, MI288; d. May 21, 2000, Zephyrhills, FL288.
  Notes for ELWIN GEORGE BLIGHT:
From the Clio Messenger:

June 12, 1919 - "Elwin, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. James Blight fell from an upstairs window at the home of his parents, sustaining a bad fracture of the shoulder. He was taken to Hurley hospital, Saturday, where an X-ray examination was made in order to determine the exact nature of the fracture. The injury is believed to be quite serious and further surgical treatment may be required to correct it."

June 19, 1919 - "Little Elwin Blight, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Blight, who fell from a second story window, as noted in this paper last week, was taken to Hurley hospital, Tuesday, where and X-ray examination resulted in an operation being performed in which the bones in the little boy's shoulder were wired together so they would unite in the best possible manner. This accident is exceptionally pathetic, because the little victim is but a few months past two years of age, and both he and his parents will have the sincerest sympathy of all who know them."

Obituary from the Flint Journal, 5/25/2000.

"BLIGHT, Elwin G. - Of Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Clio and Montrose, age 83, died Sunday, May 21, 2000 at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home in Zephyrhills, FL. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2000 at the Whipple-O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio, Rev. Robert Bolander officiating with burial in West Vienna Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1-9 p.m. Elwin was born August 13, 1916 in Montrose, Michigan the son of the late James W. and Rosina (Rose) Blight. He was employed with C&O Railroad for 25 years before retiring. Elwin was then a Montrose School Bus Driver for 6 years."

According to Elwin's niece, Janice Blight Blakeley, Elwin was a bachelor all his life.

  More About ELWIN GEORGE BLIGHT:
Burial: May 26, 2000, West Vienna Cemetery, Vienna Township, MI288
Funeral Services: May 26, 2000, at the Whipple-O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio, Rev. Robert Bolander officiating.
Occupation: Employed by C&O Railroad for 25 years



44. CLYDE ALLEN5 ROSE (JANE4 PRIDGEON, HAYES3, JOSHUA2, THOMAS1) was born September 18, 1876 in Vienna Township, MI289, and died May 28, 1958 in Vienna Township, MI290,291. He married BESSIE M. BATES292 June 27, 1908 in Clio, MI293, daughter of CHAUNCY BATES and ELLEN BEST. She was born December 23, 1889 in Romeo, MI294,295, and died September 07, 1969 in Gaines, Genesee County, MI296,297.

Notes for C
LYDE ALLEN ROSE:
From the Clio Messenger, dates as listed.

April 12, 1912 - Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rose and son of County Line were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bates Saturday

April 12, 1912 - "Mr. and Mrs. Chancy Bates of Clio visited their daughter Mrs. Clyde Rose, last week."

April 11, 1913 - "Clyde Rose shot a large hen-hawk Wednesday evening. The wings measured four feet from tip to tip."

July 17, 1914. "Clyde Rose made a business trip to Mt. Morris Monday."

May 7, 1915 - "Mr. and Mrs. Ed Burley were the guests of Clyde Rose and wife, Sunday."

November 19, 1915 "Clyde Rose was in Flint, Thursday."

June 23, 1916 - "Clyde Rose is working in flint."

January 25, 1918 - "A rather striking instance of the severity of the great storm of Jan. 11-15 is embraced in the thrilling experience of Clyde Rose, of this township, who was at that time on his way from Geneseeville to his home. When the blizzard was at its height he was caught in a sparsley settled district and as his team was unable to get through the huge drifts he was obliged to find shelter in an abandoned house. Here he found an old stove in which he managed to build a fire and stabled his team in a nearby shed, remaining in the house for about twenty-four hours. His face was frozen by exposure until it bled before he reached the house and his toes were frozen. When the storm subsided he was able to get to a place where he secured food for himslef and team and later reached his destination. That a person could have such an experience in this section of Michigan seems more than remarkable."

March 15, 1918 - "Clyde Rose is working in Flint."

November 16, 1922 - "Clyde Rose and George Ignatz had a smash up on the Dixie Highway recently, both cars were badly damaged but no one was hurt."

Clyde died at his residence at 14467 N. Saginaw Road, on the farm where he had lived all of his life. Clyde's father, Ransom Rose, originally homesteaded the property in 1869 and Clyde continued with the farm after his father's death in 1908.

The 1900 census reports that Clyde was born in September 1875. His actual date of birth and death came from the Benjamin Funeral Home, Clio, MI. and the following obituary.

From the Wednesday, June 4, 1958 Clio Messenger. "ROSE. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 31, 1958 at 10:00 am for Clyde Allen Rose, 81. Mr. Rose died at the residence, 14467 N. Saginaw Rd., Clio, on Wednesday, May 28, following an illness of two years. Re. Herman Whiting officiated at the services in Benjamin Funeral Home, and burial was in Flint Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Rose, the son of Ransom and Jane Rose, was born September 18, 1876 in Vienna Township, Mich. He married Bessie M. Bates on June 27, 1908, at Clio and had lived at the present address for all of his life. Mr. Rose, a farmer, was one of a family of 11 children, nine of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Bessie; two sons, Clyde Edward and Robert Allen, of Flint; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Grace Wright, Farmington; and several nieces and nephews."

More About C
LYDE ALLEN ROSE:
Burial: May 31, 1958, Flint Memorial Park Cemetery298,299
Funeral Services: May 31, 1958, Saturday at 10:00 AM, Benjamin Funeral Home, Clio, MI, Rev. Herman Whiting officiating300
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for B
ESSIE M. BATES:
From the Clio Messenger, dates as listed.

May 12, 1912 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose, of County Line, was a Clio visitor Saturday."

May 17, 1912 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose is recovering from her recent illness."

March 13, 1914. "Mrs. Clyde Rose is on the sick list [County Line]."

December 4, 1914. "Mrs. Clyde Rose and son, Edward, are visiting relatives in Northport, MI"

January 7, 1916 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose and son, Edward, are much better at this writing [County Line]."

July 7, 1916 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose spent the Fourth with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Bates."

April 27, 1917 - "Miss Jean Bates is visiting her sister Mrs. Clyde Rose, of County Line."

July 3, 1919 - "A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rose, on Monday, June 30. That his life may be long, happy and prosperous is our wish."

February 24, 1921 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose is ill with tonsilitis."

April 6, 1922 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose and son visited Clio friends, Wednesday."

July 19, 1923 - "Mrs. Clyde Rose and sons and Miss Jean Bates called on friends in this vicinity [Southwest Arbela], Sunday."

Our original source for the date of death of Bessie was the Social Security Death Index showing July, 1969. However, that differed from the date shown from the actual card obtained at the funeral home. We went with the date from the Benjamin and Whipple Funeral Home of September 7, 1969.

In the early 1960's, after the death of her husband, Bessie went to live with her nephew, William McKinley Rose. As reported by John William Rose, "Aunt Bessie was a wonderful person. She was a grandma to me and I have great memories of her and her great home-made rolls. Bessie died on a Sunday afternoon. She hadn't been feeling well that day and after dinner when we went out to the garden she sat in her rocking chair and rested. When we came in from the garden we found she had passed. This was in Gaines, MI on grandpa's farm."

From the Wednesday, September 10, 1969 Clio Messenger: "ROSE. Bessie Ellen Rose, 79, of 10108 Sheridan Rd., Gaines, formerly of Clio, died Sunday, September 7, 1969 at the residence. Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 10 at the Benjamin and Whipple Funeral Home, Clio, with Rev. S. D. Kinde officiating. Burial was in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ellen Rose was born in Romeo, Michigan, December 23, 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chancy Bates, and resided in the Clio area 56 years, moving to Gaines in 1965. She married Clyde A. Rose at Clio on June 27, 1908 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1958. Mrs. Rose was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Clio. Surviving are: one son, Edward Rose of Flint; two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren."



More About B
ESSIE M. BATES:
Burial: September 10, 1969, Flint Memorial Park Cemetery301
Funeral Services: September 10, 1969, Wed., 1 PM. Benjamin & Whipple Funeral Home, Clio, MI, Rev. S. D. Kinde officiating.
Social Security Number: 365-50-4516, MI302

Marriage Notes for C
LYDE ROSE and BESSIE BATES:
Married by John N. Will, Clergyman. Witnesses: Ray Bates of Clio and Elanor Carter of Millin(gton?).

More About C
LYDE ROSE and BESSIE BATES:
Marriage: June 27, 1908, Clio, MI303
     
Children of C
LYDE ROSE and BESSIE BATES are:
  i.   CLYDE EDWARD6 ROSE, b. Private.
  ii.   ROBERT ALLEN ROSE304, b. June 30, 1919, Clio, MI304,305,306,307; d. January 05, 1965, Johnstown, OH308,309,310; m. FRANCES CARNEY, Private; b. Private.
  Notes for ROBERT ALLEN ROSE:
From the Clio Messenger:

July 3, 1919 - "A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rose, on Monday, June 30. That his life may be long, happy and prosperous is our wish."

From Janice Blight Blakeley - Veteran of WWII, Member of VFW # 7542, Birch Run Post. Driver for Anchor Motor Freight of Flint.

  More About ROBERT ALLEN ROSE:
Burial: January 09, 1965, Flint Memorial Park Cemetery311,312,313
Funeral Services: January 09, 1965, Saturday at 1:00 PM, Benjamin Funeral Home, Clio, MI, Rev. Fr. Clarence D. Smolinski officiating.314

  More About ROBERT ROSE and FRANCES CARNEY:
Private-Begin: Private



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