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This correspondence relates to the estate of Uriah Milton "U.M." Rose. Rose died August 12, 1913, and left everything in his estate to his wife, Margaret T. Gibbs Rose. His will appointed Margaret Rose as executrix. His instructions were that the estate would be divided after Margaret's death. Each of his children would receive one part of the estate, with nine parts in all: John M. Rose, William G. Rose, George B. Rose, Mrs. Fanny Dickenson, Mrs. Ellen Gibbons, Charles C. Rose, Lewis H. Rose, Mrs. Jessie Smith, and one part to grandchildren. U.M. Rose's estate was divided when Margaret Rose died on June 4, 1925.

Biographical/Historical Note

Judge Uriah Milton (U.M.) Rose was a nationally known lawyer. Born in Kentucky in 1834, he attended the Transylvania Law School in Lexington, Kentucky, and graduated in 1853 at the age of 19. In the same year, he married Margaret T. Gibbs. They moved to Batesville, Arkansas, where U.M. began his law practice. In 1865, Governor Elias Conway appointed Rose Chancellor of Pulaski County. Moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, he started a law partnership that became the Rose Law Firm. He was the only attorney from Arkansas asked to help organize the American Bar Association in 1878, and was elected president in 1901. At his suggestion, Arkansas attorneys founded the Arkansas Bar Association in 1882. He was asked by President Theodore Roosevelt to attend the Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907 as Ambassador. Uriah Milton Rose's statue stands in the United States Capitol in Statuary Hall located in Washington, District of Columbia. Rose died August 12, 1913, and is buried in the Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Document, 8.5" x 11"

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U.M. Rose estate papers, MS.000524


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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U.M. Rose estate papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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