Almena was born on June 5, 1898, in Darlington County, South Carolina, a daughter of William J. Byrd and Lovda Griggs Byrd.
On September 6, 1925, Mrs Boykin K. Rose (Miss Almena Byrd) was listed in the newspaper article “Birth Announcement.”
On January 1, 1925, Mrs. B. K Rose was listed in newspaper article “Blaney.”
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.
On September 14, 1967, Mrs. B. K. Rose Sr, was listed as the living maternal grandmother in the obituary of Nancy Rose Shaw.
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.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.