Rosa Marie Birchler

daughter of Conrad Birchler and Ora E. Huff
Born: 6 June 1903 Perry Co., IN
Died: 3 March 1977 Vanderburgh Co., In
Burial: unknown – records only say she was cremeated
Married: 11 June 1925 Vanderburgh Co., IN Volume 93, page 486
son of John McCarty and Amelia Leimenstahl
Born: 10 February 1902 IN
Died: 17 October 1971 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery Newburgh, Warrick Co., IN


1. Arthur Leslie McCarty
b. 20 March 1926 Vanderburgh Co., IN
d. 8 February 1993 Brookline, MA

Sometime before the 1930 census Rosa was admitted to Evansville State Hospital. I have found she lived there the rest of her life. She died at the Evansville State Hospital, her remains were cremated. I have not found her final resting place.

McCarty, Arthur O. vs Rosie
6 March 1936 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Superior Court Volume 70, page 85

Arthur Osmond McCarty remarried. He had no other issue.

Register of the Inmates of the Orphans’Home Warrick County, Indiana
History Record January 1, 1910 [second Orphans Home Register]
The record states when the Birchler children came to the Orphans Home they were “Perry County children, sent by Board of County Commissioners”.

Year: 1910; Census Place: Boonville Ward 1, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: T624_386; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL microfilm: 1374399
Rosa Berkley age 5 years Ward in the Orphans Home

Year: 1920; Census Place: Ohio, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: T625_473; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 180
Rosie M Hirschelman age 16 Living with the August Hirschelman family, listed as daughter.

Arthur O. McCarty to Rosa M. Birchler Vanderburgh Co., IN Marriage Records Vol. 93, page 486
McCarty Birchler Wedding Evansville Press. 11 June 1925
Photo of wedding party:
Front: Arthur O. McCarty and Rosa M. Birchler
Standing behind: unknown man and Bertha Birchler
A copy of this photo is held by descendants of Arthur and Rosa McCarty, Minnie House and Bertha Whitehead.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Evansville State Hospital, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0047; FHL microfilm: 2340367
Rose Mccarty 27, listed as patient.

Year: 1940; Census Place: Knight, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01101; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 82-105
Rosa McCarthy 37, remains at Evansville State Hospital.

Arthur Leslie McCarty lists his mother as Rose Herchelman on his Social Security Application.

“Rosa McCarty” Evansville Courier. issue 4 March 1977
“Mrs. Rosa McCarty” Evansville Courier. 5 March 1977
“Arthur O. McCarty” Evansville Courier. 19 October 1971
“Arthur O. McCarty” Evansville Courier. 18 October 1971
“Arthur L. McCarty” Boston Globe. 11 February 1993
“Jane Partis McCarty” Boston Globe. 29 July 2014

Rosa Marie Birchler

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