Royal Reuben Rosamond

Royal was my mother’s father. He wrote several novels. He is a self-publisher. He owned Gem Publishing which I hereby revive under my banner Rosamond Press.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press Co.

Ozark moonshiners
Humor of the states series, Royal Rosamond
Royal Rosamond
Gem, 1946
54 pages
American wit and humor

Bound in this clay: a story of the Ozarks
Royal Rosamond
Gem Publishing Co., 1945
161 pages

Ravola of Thunder Mountain
Royal Rosamond
Gem Pub. Co., 1947
93 pages

Bad medicine
Royal Rosamond
Gem Pub. Co., 1948
173 pages

The ripsnorter
Humor of the states series: Kansas, Royal Rosamond
Royal Rosamond
The author, 1945
12 pages

2. Frank Wesley “Royal” Rosamond1,2, born 18 Dec 1881 in Missouri3; died Abt. 26 Nov 1953 in Prob Oklahoma. He was the son of 4. William Thomas Rosamond and 5. Ida Rose. He married 3. Mary Magdalene Weineke Abt. 1911 in California4.
3. Mary Magdalene Weineke, born Abt. 1882 in Iowa.

Notes for Frank Wesley “Royal” Rosamond:
From: Jon Presco <braskewitz>
Subject: Rosamond
Newsgroups: gmane.culture.templar.rosemont
Date: 2004-05-31 12:28:27 GMT

My grandfather, Royal Rosamond, authored several books, numerous short stories, and countless poems that were published in ‘Out West’ ‘Liberty Magazine’, and several Romance magazines. He was good friends of Dashiel Hammet according to my mother Rosemary, and my Aunt Lillian recalls falling asleep to the sound of her father, and the author Earl Stanley Gradner, typing away in their home in Ventura California, they honing up on their literary skills. Dashiel and Earl were members of the ‘Black Mask’ a society of mystery writers.

Royal was born in a log cabin on the Missouri River, the only known child of William Rosamond and Ida Louisiana Rose. He met my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Wienke while working in Brakey’s Cash Bizaar in Ojai, and would later own the first general store in Ventura. A short biography of Royal is found in my link to my newspaper ‘Royal Rosamond Press’.

Royal was a good friend of Otto Rayburn, the Ozark historian, they meeting when Royal returned to the Ozarks to become a Regional writer. Royal published in Rayburn’s ‘Arcadian Magazine’ “A Journal
of the Well-flavored Earth” printed in Eminence Missouri. Royal would later found ‘Gem Publishing’ in Oklahoma City, and publish his books ‘Bound in Clay’ and ‘Ravola of Thunder Mountain’.

I have corespondence between Royal and Otto. I wonder if he met the Regional artist, Thomas Hart Benton, who was also good friends of Otto Rayburn, there photographs of both men in Volume 1. of
Rayburn’s ‘Enchanted Ozarks’ an archives of Ozark Folk Life found at the University of Arkansas.

Interment Record for ROYAL ROSAMOND
Born: 12/18/1881
Died or Buried: 11/26/1953
Buried: Sunny Lane Sec. 13
Section: lot S13-RN-7
City: Del City
County/State: Oklahoma, OK
Notes: Son of Ida & William
More About Frank Wesley “Royal” Rosamond:
Burial: 26 Nov 1953, Sunny Lane Sec. 13, lot S13-RN-7, Del City, Oklahoma

More About Frank Rosamond and Mary Weineke:
Marriage: Abt. 1911, California4

Children of Frank Rosamond and Mary Weineke are:
i. June E Rosamond, born Abt. 1914 in California.
ii. Bertha M Rosamond, born Abt. 1916 in California.
1 iii. Rosemary Rosamond, born 26 Sep 1922 in California.
iv. Lillian J Rosamond, born Abt. 1924 in California.

Generation No. 3

4. William Thomas Rosamond5,6,7,8,9, born 1860 in Mississippi10. He was the son of 8. Samuel Rosamond and 9. Frances C. Morrison. He married 5. Ida Rose 16 Feb 1881 in Bates County, Missouri11.
5. Ida Rose, born in Louisiana; died Abt. 1890.

More About William Thomas Rosamond:
Name 2: William Thomas Rosamond12,13
Date born 2: Abt. 1860, Mississippi
Residence: 1900, Duke, Greer, Oklahoma14

More About William Rosamond and Ida Rose:
Marriage: 16 Feb 1881, Bates County, Missouri15

Child of William Rosamond and Ida Rose is:
2 i. Frank Wesley “Royal” Rosamond, born 18 Dec 1881 in Missouri; died Abt. 26 Nov 1953 in Prob Oklahoma; married Mary Magdalene Weineke Abt. 1911 in California.

Generation No. 4

8. Samuel Rosamond16, born 1815 in Abbeville District, SC. He was the son of 16. Benjamin Rosamond and 17. Susannah Hill. He married 9. Frances C. Morrison.
9. Frances C. Morrison17, born Abt. 1822 in South Carolina.

More About Samuel Rosamond:
Occupation: Farmer

Children of Samuel Rosamond and Frances Morrison are:
i. Benjamin F. Rosamond, born Abt. 1844 in Mississippi.
ii. John J. Rosamond, born Abt. 1846 in Mississippi.
iii. Frances J. Rosamond, born Abt. 1852 in Mississippi.
iv. Nonimus Nathaniel Rosamond, born Jul 1854 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; died 01 Jan 1908 in Lurton, Newton County, Arkansas; married Rosalie A. Bennett Abt. 1875 in Chicago, Illinois.

More About Nonimus Rosamond and Rosalie Bennett:
Marriage: Abt. 1875, Chicago, Illinois

4 v. William Thomas Rosamond, born 1860 in Mississippi; married (1) Ida Rose 16 Feb 1881 in Bates County, Missouri; married (2) Mildred A. ? Abt. 1898.
vi. Laura Rosamond, born Abt. 1862.

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