- Born August 12, 1882 in Boone County, Kentucky.
- Parents were JAMES ALBERT ROUSE and ALICE BELL AYLOR.
- Married MARTHA BELLE SNYDER on April 24, 1901 in Boone County, Kentucky. Her sister was SUSIE EMMA SNYDER.
- Married LULA WATTERS on July 29, 1916 in Hamilton County, Ohio. She was born January 28, 1892 in Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio; and died July 18, 1956 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Her parents were FRANCIS MARION WATTERS and MARY GANDER. She was previously married.
- Died February 23, 1922 in Dayton, Campbell County, Kentucky.
CHILDREN WITH MARTHA BELLE SNYDER
- OMA BELLE ROUSE, born February 11, 1902 in Boone County, Kentucky; died July 13, 1922 in Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky. Married JOSEPH MICHAEL GORMLEY.
- JAMES EDWARD ROUSE, born January 6, 1904 in Kentucky; died October 5, 1930 in Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky.
- JENNIE LEE ROUSE, born March 28, 1906 in Kentucky; died August 5, 1908 in Boone County, Kentucky.
- LAWRENCE CLINTON ROUSE, born July 2, 1908 in Kentucky; died February 12, 1999 in Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Married ALVERTA CATHERINE DISTELHORST on October 7, 1950 in Franklin County, Ohio.