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ABOUT ROSE WARREN ELEMENTARY

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OUR NAMESAKE

Rosette Earl Warren was born on February 7, 1869 in Springdale, Utah. She was the youngest of 9 children. Her father, James Calvin Earl was a member of the famed Mormon Battalion and came west in 1847. Her mother, Elizabeth parsons Earl, crossed the plains driving two yokes of oxen in 1848. James and Elizabeth met in Salt Lake and were the first couple married by Brigham Young in the old Endowment House. 

On December 4, 1888 Rose Married her first husband, William May, a miner from Cornwall, England. William worked at the mine in Silver Reef, Utah. They had 5 children, Joseph, Johnny, Rosette, Fay, Ernest and William. The dreaded "miners consumption" took William's life and left Rose to raise their 5 children all alone.

 

Rose married her second husband, Joseph Kessler and they had 3 daughters, Velma and Alta (Faye) born at Kessler Ranch in Maryvale, Utah and Ethel who was born in Las Vegas in 1905. Her husband Joseph passed away in 1908.

In 1909 Rose married for the third time to Carl Wesby and had a daughter, Eva. They divorced a short time later.

Rose's fourth husband was Holmes Lockhart Warren, the uncle of Chief Justice Earl Warren of California. Together he and Rose opened and maintained the Warren Maternity Home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holmes passed away in August, 1944.

Rose's oldest son, Joe May, became the first law enforcement officer in Las Vegas. He served as a law enforcement officer until his death in 1936.  Her son, Ernest May worked for the Union Pacific Railroad when he was only 14 years old. In the 1930's, he joined the police force and served as a Ranger in Boulder City, Nevada during the building of the Hoover Dam. He transferred to Las Vegas, Nevada and on June 8, 1933 was shot to death by a drunken man as he stepped from his patrol car. Her only living son (as of 1961) was William, a veteran railroad engineer who continued to reside in Las Vegas. 

Rose was named Mother of the Year on Mother's Day, 1953. Always proud of her community and the state of Nevada she would boost the advantages of living here with all who come to visit her. It has been said that she was indeed a friend to anyone in need and many times during the early days when epidemics would strike, she would leave home to care for those who needed help. She often said that she had delivered as many children as the doctors had. She loved Western music, "The Great Speckled Bird" being one of her favorites.

Rosette Earl Warren was nearly 90 years old when she passed away on November 20, 1958.