Obituary and a short biography from the Stoughton Sentinel, August 15, 1914


Dr. Daniel C. Rose, one of the town's best known and most prominent physicians, died very suddenly Thursday morning early at his home on Rose street . He had been in his usual health for the day before his death and was on the street and greeted his neighbors as late as nine o'clock the evening of his death and so the news of his passing camp as a great surprise to his closest friends in the morning In his seventy-sixth year he was living quietly the life of a retired physician at his pleasant home on Rose street, and in his daily walks about the town he was always greeted as one of the most familiar characters of the town. He had been a sufferer for some time with heart trouble and had often of late predicted his sadden passing away. Two days before his death he told a party of friends of whom the writer was one that he thought he might be the next to go. We little thought then of how soon the prediction would be verified, but in a few hours after that the summons came, and he passed away as he wanted to without suffering and in a peaceful way in the home and surrounded by those he loved.

Daniel C. Rose was born in St.  James, N. B., Sept. 15th, 1838 , and was consequently in his 76th year at the time of his death. He was the son of Alexander and Janet Campbell Rose and one brother and a sister survive him. They are Mrs. Elizabeth Peasley of Jonesport , Me. , and James Hervey Rose of Providence , R.I.   Dr. Rose father was born in Scotland and the Doctor was always proud of his good old Scotch ancestry and delights in the love of the stories and poems of early Scotch forbears.    His aunt, Mrs. Lydia Packard made her home with him.    By his first wife he had two daughters, Edith and Winifred Rose, who are most estimable young ladies of this town. He was a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and in his early Medical School days he became an assistant practitioner with the late Dr. S. S. Gifford of East Stoughton . After graduation, he entered the employ of Codman & Shurtleff of Boston in their medical department, and thirty-six years ago he came to this town and took up the practice of the late Dr. Simeon Tucker in the house on Wyman street that he had occupied for so many years. When the new railroad station was built in 1888 he moved the house to Rose street and had it remodeled for his own occupancy and has ever since lived there. For nearly thirty-five years he was a practicing physician of the town.  

For nearly thirty-five years he was a practicing physician of the town and in all those years was a faithful, conscientious family doctor.  For years he was the Town Physician by appointment and in the homes of the poor and the unfortunate his presence and his ministrations were such as to lend comfort and help to all. Many and many are the stories of his goodness and his kindness to those who could not repay him for his ministrations. He was a long time member of the Congregational Church of this town and consistent in his profession of faith. He was a life long advocate and supporter of the temperance cause and in the days of the Good Templars of the town was a leading member and advocate. He was one of the leading members of Rising Star Lodge of Masons of the town and took great interest in its work and purposes.    He was for years its Chaplain and was loved by all the membership.  

In the last two years he has been in retirement, the infirmity of his years leading him to give up the active work of practice. In these latter days he has been one of the town's retired gentlemen always  welcomed to any circle and greeted with respect and affection by all.

He is gone but the influence of his benignant presence will long be remembered and cherished by the towns people.

His funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the Congregational Church at which he was so long an attendant.  The services will be under the auspices of Rising Star Lodge of Masons.  The internment will be in Evergreen Cemetery .

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