Louise Rose was born March 20, 1923 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky to Silas Rose, Jr (1888-1954), a farmer, and Lilly Claxton (1896-1961). According to the 1930 census, the first census after her birth, she was 7 years old and had not attended school
Some time prior to 1941 she married Elbert Tracey “Shorty” Vincent (1912-1995). With Shorty she had five children, one being my father, and she had a sixth child who had a different father.
Unfortunately, in the midst of divorce between Shorty and Louise the children were adopted out, yet several still kept contact with her, one going as far as to run away quite a bit from his adoptive family.
Louise then married Malcolm W Collins (1913-1982). Both Louise and Malcolm were members of Wing Avenue Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. Louise also worked for General Electric in Owensboro, Kentucky and retired from the company after 34 years of service.
Louise Rose passed away January 9, 2004 in Owensboro, Kentucky. I have not yet been able to locate her birth record or her death record, except for her SSI Death Record.
At the time of her death she had a living brother, JT Rose, who I have been unable to locate. I was able to speak with someone at her church that told me she remembers her as a very nice woman who was large boned and always showed up for her Women’s Group at the church. They were nice enough to send me the picture of her that appeared in the church directory in 2000 and her church enrollment card.
As always, if you have information, please contact me!