Rosa Pearl Burris – On This Date in 1990

Rose by her roses

Rosa by her roses.*

On this date the 14th of September in 1990, our paternal great Grandma Burris passed away in Oklahoma. Rosa Pearl (Raabe) Burris was laid to rest next to her husband, Asa Azil Burris in Drumright’s North Cemetery, Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma.

Asa and Rosa Burris had 11 children including our grandmother Ida Mae.

According to the Dawes Final Roll of the Five Civilized Tribe General Alottment Act or Dawes Act, she is listed as Rosa Raabe, card #1065 and Roll # 3455.** Her parents, Chris Raabe and Ida Raabe, and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Sylvia Carlile, were also included on the list.

List of Dawes
Tribe Last First Age Sex Blood Card Roll Type
Creek Carlile Sylvia 0 F 1065 P
Creek Carlile Thomas 0 M 1065 P
Creek Raabe Chris 0 M 1065 P
Creek Raabe Ida 17 F 1/4 1065 3454 BB
Creek  Raabe  Rosa    1/8  1065  3455    BB 

Update: This posting originally had her date of death on the 15th. The correction has been made to reflect the 14th. Jennifer also shared this memory of Grandma Burris:

“I did not know her well. I know she had a rough life. I know she loved all her children. I have a couple of letters she wrote to me in broken English that I cherish. She taught herself to read and write from the Bible. Her letters were filled with XOXOXO’s to show her love. That was the most important point she was trying to make.” —Jennifer D. Adams

Headstone of Rosa Pearl and Asa Azil Burris

Headstone of Rosa Pearl and Asa Azil Burris

*Source: Find A Grave and family photos.

**Source:  Final Roll

Here is how we are related:

Our parents – Floyd Dee Adams was married to Nelda Grace Laprarie

Floyd Dee’s parents – ^Ida Mae Burris was married to Floyd Brazier Adams

Ida Mae’s parents – ^^Rosa Raabe was married to Asa Azil Burris

(^) stands for

each generation

between our

parents and Rosa.

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