Rose Wilson turns 103!
Happy Belated 103rd Birthday – Rose Wilson from Native News Online!
YUMA, ARIZONA – Family and friends of Rose Wilson gathered on Monday at a Yuma area nursing home to celebrate her 103rd birthday, making her the oldest living Cocopah woman in the tribe.
Wilson was born in 1912*, the same year Arizona became a state.
She was born five years before the United States government established the Cocopah Indian Tribe Reservation.
Wilson’s grandson, Karras Wilson, says his grandmother “lived a very simple life…that’s what has kept her going.”
* 1912 – Facts for the Year Rose Wilson was born
- William Howard Taft was the president of the United States
- The Girl Scouts of USA founded
- Arizona became a state
- Japan gives 3,000 cherry blossom trees which now line the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
- RMS Titanic sinks
- Two US future First Ladies born: Lady Bird Johnson & Pat Nixon
- Woodrow Wilson defeats William Howard Taft in November