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Rose, Mary Otten, 1924-1997



  • Existence: December 9, 1899 - April 20, 1997

Biographical Information

Mary Opal Otten was born in 1899 in Rossville, Indiana. Rose earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1922. Mary was the class historian and secretary for the Class of 1922, President of the Eurodelphian Literary Society and a member of Pi Beta Phi, Purdue Girls Club, Home Economics Society, May Queen, YWCA, Independent Literary Society, and Purdue Union. After marrying Frederick Rose in 1924, the two remained in Lafayette and had three children together. Rose died in Lafayette in 1997.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fred W. and Mary Otten Rose collection on the Class of 1921 and 1922

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 11, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 203
Scope and Contents Materials collected by Fred Rose and Mary Otten Rose. The collection includes a Class of 1921 directory, records, Class of 1921, 45th, 50th, and 55th anniversary papers, correspondence to classmates in regards to events, copies of clippings from Purdue Exponent, and related materials. One folder contains photographs, newsletters, programs from 25th 30th, 40th and 50th reunions, rosters and notes from the Class of 1922 for which Mary Otten Rose was class secretary.
Dates: 1966 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972