This is week 41 of my participation Amy Johnson Crow's, once a week challenge to blog about one ancestor a week, tell their story, biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on that one ancestor. More about the challenge can be found at her Blog, No Story Too Small.
Rosa Ellen Remley was born Apr 1871 in Colleton County South Carolina. The exact date of her birth has not been determined. Rosa's parents were William H. Remley and his wife, Mariah "Maria" Malvirna Grant.
As a young child, about 1875 her parents moved from Colleton County South Carolina to Effingham County Georgia.
In 1899 Rosa married Richard McGreevy. The index that I found this marriage on indicated that the marriage date was December 4. Just today, in preparation of this post I went searching at FamilySearch, to see if there was perchance, an image of this record, and much to my delight, there was. Upon study, we see that the marriage license was dated December 4th and the marriage itself took place on December 5th. Yes, there were some adjustments to the data base this morning.
Rosa and Richard had the following children, that we know of:
Infant born and died 1890.
James William McGreevy
Lucy M. McGreevy
Helen Alice McGreevy
Richard J. P. McGreevy
Rosa was enumerated on the 1900 U.S. Census of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia: Richard McGreevy, born July 1858, age 42, married for 12 years, born Ireland, both parents born Ireland, came to US in 1885, been in US 15 years, policeman; Rosa E., wife, born April 1871, age 28, married for 12 years, 4 children, 3 of whom survive, born Georgia, both parents born Georgia; James, son, born April 1892, age 8, born Georgia; Lucy M., daughter, born July 1894, age 5, born Georgia; Alice H., daughter, born March 1893, age 7, born Georgia.
Rosa is enumerated on the 1910 U.S. Census of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia: Richard McGreevy, age 54, married one time for 22 years, born Ireland, both parents born Ireland, came to the US in 1885, naturalized, policeman, police department; Rosa E., wife, age 40, married one time for 22 years, 5 children, 4 of whom survive, born South Carolina, both parents born South Carolina; James W. (given name indexed at Ancestry.com as Janes), son, age 18, single, born Georgia, clerk shoe store; Lucy M., daughter, age 16, born Georgia, clerk in bicycle store; Helen A., daughter, age 13, born Georgia; Richard E.P. son, age 2, born Georgia.
Rosa is found on the 1920 US Census of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia enumerated as "mother-in-law", her entire family is listed, her daughter Nellie's husband is listed as head of household. The listing: Rhnold Ulmer, head, 24 years old, married, born Georgia, both parents born Georgia, clerk for the rail road; Nellie, wife, age 22, born Georgia, father born Ireland, mother born Georgia; Richard McGreevy, father-in-law, age 63, married, immigrated to the US in 1885, naturalized, born Ireland, both parents born Ireland; Rosa Ellen, mother-in-law, age 49, married born Georgia, both parents born South Carolina; James W., brother-in-law, age 27, single, born Georgia, father born Ireland, mother born Georgia, accountant for a shoe house; Lucy M., sister-in-law, age 26, single, born Georgia, father born Ireland, mother born Georgia, stenographer for insurance company; Richard E. P, brother-in-law, age 11, born Georgia, father born Ireland, mother born Georgia.
Rosa died on March 16, 1948 at Savannah, Chatham County, South Carolina.
There is a funeral notice in the Savannah Evening Press, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia on March 18, 1948 as follows:
"Last Rites Held For
Mrs. Rosa McGreevy
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa McGreevy, 1527 East Fifty-second street, native Savannahian who died in a local hospital Tuesday night after a long illness, were conducted this morning from Albert Goette Funeral Home at 9:30 o'clock and at 10 o'clock at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial took place in the Catholic Cemetery."
From an obit posted by Candace Smith to Rosa's Find A Grave memorial, she states the source is page 34 The Bulletin of The Catholic Layman's Association of Georgia March 27 1948:
"MISS ROSA McGREEVY
DIES IN SAVANNAH
SAVANNAH, Ga. - - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa McGreevy, who died March 16, were held at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Father Thomas A. Brennan officiating.
Mrs. McGeevy is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pincus L. Fenschel, Savannah; a son, Richard McGreevy, Fort Worth, Texas; a granddaughter, Miss Helen McGrevvy, Savannah; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Nettles, Tusculum, Ga., Mrs. Danna Franklin, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Susan Blanton, Darien; two brothers, J. W. Remley and W. H. Remley, both of Savannah; five grandsons, Louis Fenschel and Donald G. Ulmer, Savannah, Joseph Ulmer, Robert Bloodworth and Edgar Bloodworth, Atlanta."
Rosa is buried at the Catholic Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. I maintain her Find A Grave memorial, which shows that she has no headstone. Kind volunteer, Linda Wallis, took a photo of the burial plot.
Wish list for Rosa: Photo. Seems I need to go hunting down the 1930 and 1940 census enumerations. Image of her death certificate.
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