Rosalie Rothwell

Rosalie Rothwell

Female 1905 - 1980  (74 years)

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  • Name Rosalie Rothwell 
    Nickname Lee 
    Born 28 Sep 1905  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation hairdresser 
    Residence Between 1924 and 1925  310 Union Ave, Wood-Ridge, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to Gorab-Rothwell marriage cert and George J. Gorab birth cert 
    Residence 1930  408 Central Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to 1930 US Census 
    Residence Jan 1931  319 Pearl Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to her father's administration file 
    Residence Between 1933 and 1934  110 S Portland Avenue Apt 4L, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc to 1933-34 Brooklyn city directory 
    _UID 767AA041FE062745B18DBE7ECB3D1DF6D610 
    Died 12 Mar 1980  Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I90  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2011 

    Father Thomas Charles Rothwell,   b. 14 Apr 1854, Nutall Lane, Tottington Lower End, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1930, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Gerda Theresia Ljungqvist,   b. 29 Oct 1865, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverige Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1929, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1887  Church of the Redeemer, 327 E 58th/951 2nd Ave, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Jacob Gorab,   b. 9 Apr 1900, Homs, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1954, Carlstadt, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1924  United Presbyterian, Union (West Hoboken), Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Minister Reverend Acheson performed the Gorab-Rothwell marriage 
    Witnesses Baulos(?) Gibara, Port-au-Prince, Nabih(?) Katen, 573 79th, Bklyn, witness Gorab/Rothwell marriage 
    Notes 
    • from divorce file Chancery No. 65/164; copied from notes made by Thomas C. Boutilier
      Deserted June 14, 1925 filed [for divorce?] August 13, 1927
      Decree Nisi July 22, 1929 "unless cause shown within three years" Filed Oct 23, 1929, final divorce decree given October 23, 1929.
    Children 
     1. George Jacob Gorab,   b. 13 May 1925, Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1944, USS Tang off Formosa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Sylvester Boutilier,   b. 8 Oct 1907, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1993, Riverdale, Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 15 May 1946  Office of the City Clerk, Brooklyn, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnesses Caroline Discepola and Laura Evans witnessed the Boutilier-Rothwell/Gorab marriage 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Casey Boutilier,   b. 8 Sep 1935, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 2010, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Michael Charles Richard Boutilier
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • In the index to births, New York City, Rosalie's birth is erroneously indexed under the name "Female Rothnell", although her actual birth certificate gives her correct name. According to birth certificate, she was the tenth child of her mother. (New York City Civil Registration, Manhattan 1905, Birth Certificate #45525)

      New York Infant Asylum, where Rosalie Rothwell was born, was a charity hospital.

      According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 11 June 1915, page 7, Rosalie (of 4B, Remsen School, PS 114, (1077 Remsen Avenue in Canarsie), was on the honor roll.

      According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 27 October 1917, page 2, Rosalie (of the 7th year class, Ryder School (previously Remsen School), PS 114, was on the September honor roll.

      According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 21 January 1919, page 11, Rosalie graduated from PS 77. According to the Newtown Register (Elmhurst, Queens), 30 January 1919, page 1, Rosalie graduated from PS 77, Evergreen in Queens' Second Ward (Seneca Ave and Center Street in Ridgewood).

      According to the Federal Census of US 1920, Kings County (Schenectady Ave): Rosalie was the only child left at home, she was living with her "widowed" mother and her maiden aunt Emma.

      According to papers in possession of the author, Rosalie Rothwell was living on Railroad Avenue in Woodridge New Jersey before her marriage. Possibly because her brother [name not given- William, or a brother in law ?] was living on "the South Side of Moonachie Avenue a block west from Moonachie School." After her marriage, Rosalie Gorab lived on Union Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets in Wood Ridge, New Jersey with her husband George Gorab, her brother in law Albert Gorab lived on 384 Main Avenue, Wood Ridge New Jersey.

      New Jersey Certificate of Marriage, 1924, George Gorab to Rosalie Rothwell, West Hoboken, certificate #563. Acc. to the marriage registration, they lived on 310 Union Ave. George J. Gorab, Jr.'s birth certificate gives the same address.

      Federal Census of US 1930, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY: Enumerates Rosalie (looks like "Rosalle"] Gorab and her son George, age 4. Much information inaccurate, for example George's birthplace is NY, his parents BPs as NY. This is of course wrong. Rosalie's age at first marriage, 18. Listed as divorced. They are enumerated at the last home address of Gerda Rothwell, indicating that mother and son had probably been living with Rosalie's mother when Gerda died.

      In 1933-1934 Brooklyn City Directory, Lee Rothwell (hairdresser) and Thomas Casey (electrician) were both living at 110 S. Portland Avenue (Fort Greene); no apartment # is listed for T.C... They may have met each other as neighbors, although citizenship papers claim earlier acquaintance with each other (see notes for Thomas S. Boutilier). The couple took out a marriage license in July 1937 (23 July 1937 Brooklyn Daily Eagle, p. 26 ("Thomas Botilier" and "Rosalie Gorab" of 427 Pacific St. ) but did not marry until almost a decade later (in 1946).

      Died at home; cremated 3/15/1980. Informant of death certificate, husband. Source, death certificate in possession of author.