Miles J. Rose (1839-1915)

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Miles J. Rose (1839-1915)


TRANCRIPTION NOTE: Only the 1866 letter needs transcription. The obituary does not.


Miles Rose was a direct descendant of Jonathan Rose, one of Granville's original settlers. He is said to have been the last Rose to live in Granville, although his daughter Lavinia Rose Wilson continued to own the family home as a country place, largely unchanged, until her death in 1968. Her husband, Albion Wilson, was the author of "The History of Granville, Massachusetts."

The Rose home at the corner of Main and Old Westfield Roads now belongs to the Connors family who purchased it in 1969. It continues to be beautifully preserved and is one of Granville's fine old places. Miles Rose led an interesting life.

This page will preserve some of his letters and other documents relating to that life. Note that letters will be added to this page as time allows.


Digital Images: The Mabel Root Henry Historical Museum, Granville, MA.,



“Miles J. Rose (1839-1915),” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed September 22, 2021,


Martha LaCrosse

Transcription in progress - Martha LaCrosse

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