The Rozelle collection, ranging from the late 1860’s to the early 2000’s contains correspondence, photographs, official documents,
newspaper clippings, and genealogy information pertaining to the family of Bazil Tillson Rozelle (paternal grandparent of
former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle). Other family names associated with this collection are Dr. William Owens, of Anderson
IN; and Dora Whaley, of Paramount CA. Photographs include family vacations in Catalina Island circa 1890s; Compton, Paramount,
and Lynwood areas circa 1890s; World War II boat christening from Terminal Island CA circa 1940s; and mink farming in southern
California circa 1940s-1950s.
Bazil Tillson Rozelle (also known as B. T. Rozelle) was born September 13, 1864 in Anderson, IN and died September 11, 1941
in Compton, CA. In October 1891 he married Edith Owens (1867-1936), of Cincinnati, OH. In 1892 the Rozelle’s moved to California
and established a ranch located partly in what is now the Los Angeles River in the Lynwood Gardens sections bordering the
northeast edge of Compton. Once settled in Compton, Bazil became active in civic and church affairs in his local community.
Bazil and Edith Rozelle had seven children: Walter Miles Rozelle (b.1892), William Owens Rozelle (1894-1976), Mabel Rozelle
(1897-1990), Raymond Foster Rozelle (1900-1983), Elmer Donald Rozelle (1902-1988), Edwin Glen Rozelle (1906-1993), and Ralph
Lincoln Rozelle (b.1909).
6.09 linear ft
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