Rosalie C. Rohr collection of invitation cards, 1892-1900

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Published Dec. 20, 2019
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Rosalie C. Rohr collection of invitation cards, 1892-1900

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Rosalie C. Rohr collection of invitation cards
Date (inclusive): 1892-1900
Identification: SPC.00042
Collector: Rohr, Rosalie C., 1877-1978
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet 1 document folder (28 x 19 cm)
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library
Abstract: This collection contains wedding and commencement invitations, and a raffle ticket collected by Rosalie C. Rohr.

Biography/Organization History

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.

Scope and Contents

Wedding and commencement invitations, and raffle ticket

Access Terms

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Personal Names

Rohr, Rosalie C., 1877-1978

Genre and Format Terms

Archival materials

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[Identification of item], Rosalie C. Rohr collection of invitation cards, 1892-1900 . SPC.00042, History and Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA.
GIft: Rosalie Caulfield, Sept. 1, 2017