Rose Fortune

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Rose Fortune was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1774. After the American Revolution, the family move to Nova Scotia when she was 10 years old. She started her own business carting luggage between the ferry docks and nearby homes and hotels. It’s didn’t take long before she became a trusted figure for travelers. The business she started continued in operation until 1980.

Rose died in 1864, she was 89. She was buried in an unmarked grave in the Garrison Cemetery.

What you may not know about Rose is that she was an African-American, she was also the first female police officer in Canada. Her job was to safeguard the property on the wharves and warehouses around Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

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Barbara Tattersall
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Hi James,

Her name is interesting.  Amos Fortune was a celebrated resident of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. 

Jan 20, 2020 04:51 AM #2
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Trust, something highly valued.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 20, 2020 04:52 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James --- trust and value are just two of the traits that come to mind when I read the story of Rose Fortune.  

Jan 20, 2020 05:11 AM #4
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Donald Urschalitz
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That sure was something for those years but trust and value will always stand the test of time.

Jan 20, 2020 05:14 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James... another inspirational woman who proved you can do anything you set your mind to doing.

Jan 20, 2020 05:37 AM #6
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Joe Pryor
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She may be long gone but should not be forgotten for her accomplishments.

Jan 20, 2020 05:39 AM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thanks for the story of Rose with us James Dray . So do they know where her remains are? I assume that if they do they are no longer in an unmarked grave.

Jan 20, 2020 05:41 AM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I really wonder what Rose's goal was when she started her journey. Your story did inspire me to research her life more James Dray 

Jan 20, 2020 06:40 AM #9
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Brian England
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To become trusted is a wonderful thing and definitely leads to having a successful business!

Jan 20, 2020 07:23 AM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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James,

I have learned about so many accomplished people from your posts.  Thank you for another one like Rose Fortune.  A

Jan 20, 2020 09:15 AM #11
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray - It makes me a little sad to know that Rose was buried in an unmarked grave.  You have helped shine on her legacy today. 

Jan 20, 2020 09:54 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon James. This is great but sad too. An unmarked grave is very sad.

Jan 20, 2020 10:01 AM #13
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Hi James- Rose's story shows us that no matter what you choose to do, do your very best. 

Jan 20, 2020 12:39 PM #14
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Carol Williams
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Hi James
You know I always love reading about pioneering women. Rose was an ambitious soul from a very young age. 

Jan 20, 2020 01:33 PM #15
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Another example of someone breaking the glass ceiling so others can follow.

Jan 20, 2020 02:53 PM #16
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Thanks for introducing us to Rose Fortune .  Such a shame about her being buried in an unmarked grave.  

Jan 20, 2020 04:45 PM #17
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Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the story of Rose Fortune with us.  She was very proactive and determined starting her own business at the age of 10.  

Jan 20, 2020 05:38 PM #18
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Hi James:

This is a wonderful story of inspiration, and determination. She was off to a great start as a youngster, too!

Jeff

Jan 20, 2020 05:48 PM #19
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What Rose Fortune managed to accomplish in Canada prior to the U. S. Civil War was something she probably could not have accomplish in the U. S.

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What a great adventure this Rose Fortune must have had. Thank you for sharing this with us. 

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