James Curtis Rose
Mr. Rose was a truck driver for Clark Van Lines of Cincinnati, OH. He was traveling to Oklahoma City with co-worker Harold Warren, to make arrangements for shipment of a load of theatrical equipment. They had both been booked on TWA 69, but had changed to Flight 853. This created some confusion when Mrs. Rose called the company to ask about her husband, and was told that the men had been booked on the TWA flight.
Mr. Rose was a native of Olive Hill, KY, but had lived most of his life in Cincinnati. He had been a firefighter with the Cincinnati Fire Department from 1952-57, and had worked for Clark only three months at the time of the accident.
The Vice-President of Clark Van Lines was quoted as saying, "They were two quiet, nice, hard-working fellows; good men to have around."
Mr. Rose left his wife, Shirley, with six children: Deana (16), Paula (15), James (13), Bessie Ann (10), Robert (8), and Randall (3).
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