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Lily Rosecrans

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  • Name Lily Rosecrans 
    Born April 1860  Cincinnati, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
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      1900 USA census - Helena Ward 1, Lewis and Clark, Montana:
      Name Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation
      Joseph K Toole abt 1851 Missouri White Head
      Lily R Toole abt 1860 Ohio White Wife
      Edwin Warren Toole abt 1894 Montana White Son
      Joseph Porter Toole abt 1897 Montana White Son

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      # ID: I350
      # Name: Lily ROSECRANS
      # Sex: F
      # Birth: in Cincinnati, Ohio
      # Note:

      LILY ROSECRANS, daughter of General William Stark (657), was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and while living with her parents in Washington, D.C., was married May 7, 1890, to Joseph Kemp Toole, first Governor of the State of Montana, and still living at Helena. Governor Joseph K. Toole was born in Savannah, Georgia, 1832, son of Judge Edwin Toole, born in Shelby County, Kentucky, and Lucinda Shepperd Porter. Governor Toole’s grandfather was Daniel Toole, of Kentucky, who married Elizabeth Brunner. His great grandfather was William Toole, of Virginia, whose brother, it is said, was a soldier of the Revolution, and, in accordance with the custom of the time, wore buckled shoes, black stockings and knickerbockers." Governor Toole, the husband of Lily Rosecrans Toole, is a lawyer by profession; has been State’s Attorney, delegate from the Territory of Montana, and Member of the State Constitutional Committee. In answer to a letter of inquiry, dated Montana, June 18, 1893, Mrs. Toole says:

      "Your letter of May 24 has remained unanswered longer than intended, as I am greatly pleased to hear
      anything about the ancestors of our family. I enclose you the names of my father’s parents and
      grandparents, am sorry to say that I cannot tell that of his great grandfather, but from all I can gather, I am
      inclined to think it was Jacob."

      "I have seen a facsimile of a letter from Jacob Rosecrans, who was living at the time in Pennsylvania, and was an old man. I think the date was early in the century or near the close of the last. He speaks in the letter his son having gone to settle in Ohio." (See letter of Jacob 25.) She further says: "I am very much interested on the subject, and will be glad to answer any questions I can, and thankful for any information you can give me."

      In a letter from Los Angeles, California, March 2, 1894, she says: "I am visiting my father and brother, C.F. Rosecrans, with whom my
      father now makes his home, on their ranch about seven miles from Los Angeles, on the Redondo Railway. This salubrious climate has
      done wonders for my father, who, though not strong enough to attend to business, is able to walk, drive himself, and enjoy a great many
      things. I have talked with him about your letter and questions. He is greatly interested, and has given me what particulars he could
      remember. * * * I should be very pleased to receive the book you mention of "Church History," and still more pleased if you
      can give me the name of my father’s great grandfather, the husband of Catharine. I enclose answers to your questions, but am sorry my husband is not here for me to give you particulars about him and his family. (Received afterwards.) My father sends you his regards and congratulations on having taken in hand a work so fit to be done."

      In answer to a letter giving her the name of the captive husband, Captain Daniel Rosecrants (59), she says: "I write now especially to tell you that Daniel, the captive husband of Catharine, has another descendant, who bears the name of Joseph Porter Toole, born December 2, 1896. He is named for his father, and Toole grandmother, who was Lucinda (Shepperd) Porter, born in Shelby County, Kentucky. Her father was Transportation Master in the army in the war of 1812, and was killed in the battle of the river Raisin. My husband’s father, Judge Edwin Toole, lives with us, and is now in his ninetieth year, having all his faculties and enjoying as a rule good health. When I was in Washington, before my marriage, one afternoon at a large reception, a prominent woman who had just been talking to the Danish Minister, came to where I was standing with my father, General Rosecrans, and said: The Danish Minister just asked me the name of that man, (indicating my father) with the striking profile. He says he is the image of portraits of the Rosenkranz family in Denmark. The Danish Minister also told me that the Rosenkranz family in Denmark was one of the most distinguished in his country."

      The next letter from her announced the death of her father, and of her eldest child. She says: "I have not written before this owing to sad events in our family. The newspapers told you of my father’s death, but none of them stated the immediate cause of it. We lost our oldest boy, Rosecrans, named for papa, on the 20th of February. He died from croup in San Francisco. My father was devoted to the child, and was expecting a visit from him. They told him the little fellow was ill and took three days to prepare him for the worst, but when the blow really came it was more than he could bear. He remained perfectly rigid for eleven minutes, and they thought he was paralyzed. Then making apparently an heroic effort to control himself, he rallied and even spoke several times of the child. The next day, however, there was a complete physical, and for the first time, mental collapse. He did not appear to recognize any one and he remained in that condition about a fortnight, though he was entirely conscious before his death and his end was very peaceful. There are three of us left, my brother Carl Frederick, my sister, Anna and myself," The remaining children of Governor and Lily Rosecrans Toole, are Edwin Warren, born October, 1892, and Joseph Porter, born December 2, 1896.

      Father: William Stark ROSECRANS b: 16 SEP 1819 in Kingston, Delaware, Ohio
      Mother: Annie Eliza HAGEMAN

      Marriage 1 Joseph Kemp TOOLE b: 1851 in Savannah, Missouri

      * Married: 7 MAY 1890 in Washington, DC


      1. Has No Children Edwin Warren TOOLE b: OCT 1892
      2. Has No Children Joseph Porter TOOLE b: 2 DEC 1896
      3. Has No Children Rosecrans TOOLE
    Person ID I8860  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 May 2007 

    Father William Starke Rosecrans,   b. 6 September 1819, Little Taylor Run, Kingston, Delaware Co., OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1898, Near Redondo, Los Angeles Co., CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Anna Eliza Hageman,   b. about 1820, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 August 1843 
    Family ID F3023  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Joseph Kemp Toole,   b. 12 May 1851, Savannah, Andrew Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1929, San Franciso, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 May 1890  Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Rosecrans Toole,   b. about 1891,   d. 20 February 1898, San Francisco, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)
     2. Edwin Warren Toole,   b. 5 July 1893, MT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Porter Toole,   b. 2 December 1896, MT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F3021  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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