Born in 1869, Rose was the ninth child of Alfred Burnett Emptage and Ann Phoebe Hopkins, from Margate, Thanet.
Two years after her brother Alfred James had emigrated to the USA, on 19 May 1884, Rose. then aged 14, sailed to New York to join him.
She changed her name to Rosamond and Alfred secured employment for her as a stenographer at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company where he worked.
The U.S. City Directories for Emira, New York, 1894 and 1896, show that Rosamond, and her brothers Alfred (now a superintendent at the company) and George (who had joined them), an insurance agent, were all working at Metropolitan Life.
By 1899, all three were in Omaha, Nebraska and Rosamond was a cashier.
However, by 1915, Rosamund was working as a housekeeper in Salem, Massachusetts and by 1920 she was working as a governess for an Alfred Kidder and his wife Madeline in Andover Township, Essex County, Massachusetts.
In 1930 she was once again working as a housekeeper, still in Essex County, Massachusetts. A year later Rosamond, then aged 61 and having been in America 47 years, completed her American Naturalization papers.
By 1940 Rosamond was living in a retirement home in Boston, Massachusetts. She remained single throughout her life and died in 1952 age 83. Rosamond is buried in Arlington Cemetery.