James H. Rose

Picture of Agent James Holland Rose.
Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
October 25, 1920
Location of Death: 
Swain County, NC
Image of the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms badge

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent James Rose was participating in a still raid near Asheville, Swain County, NC, when he was attacked and killed by moonshiners.


Agent Rose was born in Swain City, NC.  He was survived by his wife, Mary (née Cable) and seven children.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of the Death Certificate of James Holland Rose.
Newspaper article regarding James Rose
Picture of the death announcement from the Treasury Department regarding James Holland Rose.
Last Reviewed October 1, 2015