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Rosalie C. Rohr collection of invitation cards, 1892-1900
SPC.00042  
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Description
This collection contains wedding and commencement invitations, and a raffle ticket collected by Rosalie C. Rohr.
Background
Rosalie Catherine (Rose) Rohr (1877-1978): Rosalie Catherine Rohr, neé Suggs, was born February 24, 1877 to unidentified parents in Yountville, Napa County, California, and came to Santa Rosa, California, when she was 14 years old. She married Dr. Silas Martin Rohr, a Santa Rosa physician, in 1898. After the death of her life-long and close friend, Lurline Russell Mitchell-Howard in 1914, Rosa assumed guardianship over Mitchell-Howard's six orphaned children, Robert Wiley, Richard Seaton, Frances Russell, James Dudley, Martha and Jaqueline Mitchell. She was a life member of the Saturday Afternoon Club, the Business and Professional Women's Club, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Opera Guild. A supporter of agricultural youth, she presented cash awards for many years to 4-H and FFA members at the Sonoma County Fair. After her death at age 101 on November 15, 1978, she left her $1 million estate to the Sonoma County 4H program, the Future Farmers of America chapters in Sonoma County, and to two California universities. Her legacy funds the Jarena D. Wright scholarship fund at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, and the Rosalie C. Rohr scholarship fund at UC Davis, both established in the early 1980s.
Extent
0.1 linear feet 1 document folder (28 x 19 cm)
Restrictions
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Availability
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is partially processed. Please contact the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see