Rosie May Whitehead1

F, #34688, b. May 10, 1904, d. Feb 13, 1992
Adoptive father*Jonathan Myron Whitehead1 b. circa 1870, d. Nov 20, 1948
Adoptive mother*Victoria Eliza Ryea1 b. Apr 7, 1884, d. Jun 14, 1961

Chronological Events

Birth*May 10, 1904 Rosie May Whitehead was born on May 10, 1904 at Berkshire, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.1,2 
 She was the daughter of Jonathan Myron Whitehead and Victoria Eliza Ryea.1 
Name VariationMay 10, 1904 Rosie May Whitehead was also known as Ila May Hamblet. 
Marriage*Oct 12, 1920 She married Alfred Morton Ranney on Oct 12, 1920 at Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.3 
Marriage*Nov 26, 1924 Rosie May Whitehead married Elmer Taylor on Nov 26, 1924 at Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.3 
Note*circa 1955 Was raised by her adoptive parents (Reuben & Carry Hamblet) in Vermont. She was married as Ila May (Hamblet) Ranney and did not learn until in her late fifties when she was unable to find an adoption record or birth certificate that not only had she never been adopted by the Hamblets, but she had been celebrating a different birthdate all of those years. She appears in the 1920 & 1920 census records as the daughter of Reuben & Carry Hamlet.4 
Death*Feb 13, 1992 Rosie May Whitehead died on Feb 13, 1992, at age 87 at Northwestern Medical Center, Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, United States, from cardiac pulmonary arrest.1,2 
Burial*Feb 15, 1992 She was buried on Feb 15, 1992 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 14764589.5 

Family 1

Alfred Morton Ranney b. Nov 3, 1899, d. Aug 21, 1924

Family 2

Elmer Taylor b. Nov 11, 1879, d. Oct 12, 1952


  1. [S802] Site -, online
  2. [S4094] State of Vermont, Death Record - Vermont -
  3. [S2194] State of Vermont, Marriage Record - Vermont -
  4. [S862], online
  5. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check, Death Certificates &
  6. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.