Josephine Thornton Rose

Josephine Thornton Rose
July 3, 1910 – March 11, 2007


Josephine Thornton Rose was born July 3, 1910 in Blaney, South Carolina, daughter of James Moultrie Thornton and Elizabeth Bowen Thornton.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United State census recorded on May 9, 1930, Walter S Rose (63), owned a home in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina with his wife; Elizabeth Rose (63), his son, Stanley N Rose (26), his daughter, Elise G Rose (22), his daughter-in-law, Josephine T Rose (19) and his granddaughter, Gladys J Rose (1). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Walter S. Rose and Stanley Rose were farmers on a general farm.


On March 3, 1935, Mrs. Stanley N. Rose was mentioned in newspaper article “JOIN SAFE DRIVERS.

1940 Census Information:

According to the US Census recorded on May 12, 1940, Stanley Norman Rose (36), owned a home on U.S. Highway No. 1, in Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina, with his wife Josephine Thornton Rose (29) and their children, Gladys June Rose (11), and Gerald Stanley Rose (9 months), and his father Samuel Walter Rose (73). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. Stanley Norman Rose was employees as a truck driver for a lumber mill, Josephine Thornton Rose kept house, Gladys June Rose was a student, Gerald Stanley Rose was to young to attend school, and Samuel Walter Rose was a farmer.


On December 19, 1970, Mrs. Josephine Thornton Rose was listed as a living wife in the obituary of Stanley N. Rose.


Josephine Thornton Rose, 96, widow of Stanley Norman Rose, died Sunday March 11, 2007, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Rose was born July 3, 1910, in Blaney, the daughter of the late James Moultrie Thornton and Elizabeth Bowen Thornton. Ms. Rose was the valedictorian of her high school class in 1928 and won state “Gold Seal” in bookkeeping class of 1928 for the state of South Carolina. In her early years, she was active in First Baptist Church in Camden, and was an active members of her Sunday school class and sold Avon products. She later joined Grace Baptist Church in Sumter and was a member of the senior Sunday school class and the XYZ Club.

Survivors are one son, G. Stanley Rose and his wife, Sharon, of Rock Hill; one daughter, June Rose Prichard of Sumter; seven grandchildren, Jim White, Marsha Boykin, Gerald Rose, Jr., Kevin Aaron Rose, Samuel Walter Rose II, JoAnn Rose Barrett and Barbie Barkley; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lane Rose Watts; five brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin with Dr. James R. Chandler officiating.

Memorials may be sent to Union Baptist Church, P. O. Box 116, Elgin, SC 29045.

Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

Obituary Information:

March 13, 2007  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 7

Tombstone Information:

Located in Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Caroline Burleson


On March 31, 2018, Josephine Thornton Rose was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of June Rose Pritchard.

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