"Obituary Note," Deseret News [Weekly], 6 March 1897, 384.
Stephen B. Rose was the son of Ebenezer Prout and Catherine (Forman) Rose, and was born in Trenton, N.J. December 12, 1814. He died in Pleasant Grove, Utah county, February 15, 1897 being aged 82 years, 2 months and 3 days.
Brother Rose joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in about the year 1848, in his native state. He was appointed Indian agent for Utah early in 1851, and came to Utah in the spring of that year. In the fall of the following year, 1852, he returned to New Jersey, where he spent the winter of 1852 and '3. In April, 1853, accompanied by his family, he left New Jersey for Utah and reached Salt Lake City on the 10th of August following. He remained there until the spring of 1855 when he returned to New Jersey with his family, on a visit. In the spring of 1856 he again left New Jersey with his family and came back to Salt Lake City, which was his home until some twelve or thirteen years ago, when he moved to Pleasant Grove where he resided until his death.