Owner of Alta Vista on New Street, E.R. Rose was born in Lancashire, England, and came to America with his parents while a toddler. He worked as employment director for Republic Steel, Youngstown, before he and his wife became permanent GOTL residents in 1947.
They began coming to GOTL in 1934, staying at Lakeside Lodge much of that time.
They had two children, John R. Rose and Mrs. Nell R. Summers.