Almena Alice Byrd Rose

1898

Almena was born on June 5, 1898,  in Darlington County, South Carolina, a daughter of William J. Byrd and Lovda Griggs Byrd.

1925

On September 6, 1925, Mrs Boykin K. Rose (Miss Almena Byrd) was listed in the newspaper article “Birth Announcement.”

1928

On January 1, 1925, Mrs. B. K Rose was listed in newspaper article “Blaney.”

1930

On September 7, 1930, Mrs. B. K Rose was listed in newspaper article “Children’s Party Is Given At Blaney.”

On September 9, 1930, Mrs. B. K Rose was listed in newspaper article “Couple in Hartsville Observe Golden Wedding.”

1940 Census Information:

Head of household, Boykin Kershaw Rose (43), his wife Almena Alice Byrd Rose (41), son Boykin Kershaw Rose Jr (14), daughter Myra Joyce Rose (11) and Farrell Byrd Rose (6 months) owned a house valued at $2,000.00. It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Boykin Kershaw Rose was a mail carrier, while Almena kept house, Boykin and Myra were students, and Farrell was too young to attend school.

1967

On September 14, 1967, Mrs. B. K. Rose Sr, was listed as the living maternal grandmother in the obituary of Nancy Rose Shaw.

1980

Funeral services for Mrs. Boykin Rose will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow, September 7, 1980, at Blaney Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Salter.

Mrs. Rose, 82, the former Almena Alice Byrd, died yesterday, September 5, 1980, at Lexington County Hospital.

Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late William J. Byrd and Lovda Griggs Byrd. She attended Winthrop College and taught in the Blaney Schools. She was a member of the Blaney Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Farrell B. Rose and B. K. Rose, Jr., of Columbia; a daughter, Mrs. W. L. (Joyce) Shaw Jr. of Andrews; and six grandchildren.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.

Obituary Information:

September 6, 1980  Columbia Record (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
Page 10
September 6, 1980  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 17
September 7, 1980  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 40
September 7, 1980  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 40

Tombstone Information:

Located at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Yvonne Miller Vaughn
Located at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Yvonne Miller Vaughn

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