Rosina Maria LINE
(1855-1884)


Thank you to Box People & Places for sharing information they hold about Rozina Maria Line and her family.

Keith Wischhusen (February 2023) has written an extensive piece about Rozina Maria and her family on the Box People & Places website.

Rozina Maria Pictor was born in Box in 1855 and was baptised on 13 July 1856. She married Charles Arthur Line in 1878. Charles Arthur Line was born in Bath, the eldest son of John Line the Edler “master carpenter later calling himself auctioneer and upholsterer and Eliza Spurway, matron of public institution” ( Keith Wischhusen, 2023).

Rozina Maria and Charles moved to Reading and in 1881 the family were living in 1 Queens Cliff Villas in Reading. Rozina Maria died in December 1884, two months after her daughter Esther Margaret was born (22 October 1884).

The photos below are from the private collection of Keith Wischhusen and are shared on the webpage on the”Box People and Places”site, along with the family history of Rozina Maria. On the left Rosina Maria with her children Walter John Line, Evelyn Ruth and Arthur Wilfred in 1883. On the right a portrait of Charles Arthur Line in 1919.

Rozina Maria is buried in Reading Old with her daughter Esther Margaret who died on 17th April 1925.

Buried in Section 27, Row G, Plot 2