Tuesday, January 01, 2002

Obituary: Rosaline Tough - Class of 1920

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Rosalind Tough, age 98, died at a local hospital on Monday, Dec. 31, 2001. Miss Tough was born on Jan. 27, 1903, in Dundee. Scotland, and came to the United States with her family in 1912. She attended schools in Madison and graduated from Madison Central High School in 1920. Miss Tough received a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1924, and a M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1925. She earned her Ph.D. degree in economics, with specialization in urbanism and housing, from Northwestern University in 1933. Following graduation she served as an associate economics analyst with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in Washington, D.C. She joined the faculty of Hunter College in New York City in 1934 and continued until her retirement as emeritus professor in 1973. Through her academic career she was a member of a number of professional and honorary organizations. In Madison she belonged to the Bascom Hill Society and the Dickens Fellowship. She continued her educational pursuits when she audited 23 courses at the University of Wisconsin between 1984 and 1992. She is survived by her cousins, Barbara Haddon (Gordon) Johnsen of Madison; Janet (Haddon) Hoffmann of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and her cousin's wife, Audrey (Schumaker) Haddon of Bakersfield, Calif. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Edward and Jessie (Haddon) Tough; her sister, Evelyn (John) Crowe; her nephew, 1st Lt. Douglas Crowe, who lost his life in Vietnam in 1968; and her cousin, Douglas Haddon. Appreciation is extended to the staff of the Meriter Health Center and Interim Healthcare for the fine care Rosalind received from 1955 through 2001. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at the ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 601 E. Broadway, Monona, with the Rev. Paul D. Johnsen officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL. Cress Funeral Service (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 1, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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