Don, Noticed your response about Nordhoff, CA. and was compelled to write.My great-grandparents (Samuel B. and Martha A. (Cameron) Rose) were also residents of that town.....my grandmother, along with 3 siblings were born in that area, too.Samuel moved there around 1883.(Sadly, I have very little information on my Rose family roots.)My Samuel Rose did have a blacksmith's shop in Nordhoff, but moved to Hemet, CA in 1910.(He was originally from Swain County, NC.)Would any of this information suggest a connection with your Rose family????Thanks for your time.