Rose Willett

Rose Mary Willett (1878 - 1952)

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Rose Mary Willett
Born in Gethsemane, Nelson, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married in New Haven, Nelson, Kentuckymap
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Died in Nelson, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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1878 - Kentucky, Nelson County
Rose M Willett is born 20 May 1878. Her parents are listed as R A Willett and Josephine Lenartz. [1]

1880 - Kentucky, Nelson County, New Haven, District 210, 9 Jun 1880
Page 15 of the census shows R A Willett (52), wife Josephine (48) and children Anna (24), Bell (18), Georgia (16), John L (14). Britta (13), Daniel (11), Bennedict (6) and Rose (2) living on the farm. RA is a farmer. RA reports he and his parents were born in Kentucky. Wife Josephine reports she was born in Kentucky, her father in France and her mother in Kentucky. All of the children were born in Kentucky. [2]

1900 - Kentucky, Nelson County, New Haven, District 90, 9 Jun 1900
The 132nd family in the census shows Robert A Willett (72), a widower and children Louisa (43), Isabella (38), Daniel (31) and Rosa M (22) living on the farm. Also living with them are his grandchildren Mary (4) and Cornelius (2), likely the children of son Daniel who is shown a widowed as well. The farm is rented. [3]

1901 - Kentucky, Nelson County
A marriage license is issued to Peter Smith and Rose Willett on 19 Nov 190. On 20 Nov 1901 the couple was married in New Haven, KY in the presence of Daniel Willett and Annie B Boone. Joseph P Welsh was the priest. [4]

1910 - Kentucky, Nelson County, Mag Dist 3, District 109, 28 Apr 1910
Sheet 16B of the census shows Peter Smith (29), wife Rose (31) and children Bessie (7), Marie (5), Oconnel (2), Bertha () and Mary Willett (14), his niece. Peter and Rose report they have been married for 9 years, suggesting they were married around 1901. All report they and their parents were born in Kentucky. Peter is a laborer in a distillery. The home is owned and has a mortgage. [5]

1920 - Kentucky, Nelson County, Bardstown, District 115, 2 Jan 1920
Sheet 1A of the census shows Peter Smith (39), wife Rose (41) and children Elizabeth (17), Marie (14), O Connel (12), Bertha (10), Thelma (6), Adine (4) and Josephine (6 mos.). The home is owned without a mortgage. All report they and their parents were born in Kentucky. Peter is a cattle trader. [6]

1930 - Kentucky, Nelson County, District 3, District 10, 17 Apr 1930
Sheet 16B of the census shows Peter Smith (49), wife Rose (51) and children O'Connell (22), Thelma (16), Aideen (14) and Josephine (10). The home is owned and located on Bardstown Road. All report they and their parents were born in Kentucky. Peter is a farmer. [7]

1940 - Kentucky, Nelson County, Other Places, 90-9, 24 Apr 1940
Sheet 61A of the census shows Peter Smith (59), wife Rose (61) and children O'Connell (32) and Nadine (24). The home is owned and valued at $1,500. Peter reports finishing the 4th grade, Rose the 7th, O'Connell the 7th and Nadiine the 8th. All report they were born in Kentucky and living in the same house in 1935. Peter is a farmer. [8]

1952 - Kentucky, Nelson County, Bardstown
Rose Mary Willett Smith, born 20 Mary 1878 in Gethsemane, KY died on 4 Jul 1952 of heart disease, a condition of her life for the past 5 years. She was married and a housewife. Her parents are listed as Robert Willett and Josephine Lennartz. The informant was her daughter, Mrs Clarence Rogers. She was buried at St Joseph Cemetery on 7 Jul 1952. [9]

Burial - Kentucky, Nelson County, Bardstown, Saint Joseph Cemetery
Rose May Smith (1878-1952) is buried here with her husband, Peter J (1800-1956). [1]



  1. Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910
  2. 1880 U.S. Federal Census
  3. 1900 U.S. Federal Census
  4. Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 for Rose Willett Nelson 1901 - 1904
  5. 1910 U.S. Federal Census
  6. 1920 U.S. Federal Census
  7. 1930 U.S. Federal Census
  8. 1930 U.S. Federal Census
  9. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964 for Rose Mary Willett Smith Death Certificates, 1911-1964 1952 Film 7038614: All Counties

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