Branch III

Metta Lansdale


Metta Tomlinson Lansdale of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away at her home on July 13, 2022. A member of Branch III, Metta was the daughter of John and Metta Virginia Tomlinson Lansdale and the granddaughter of Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, late family historian who, amongst her many contributions to the von Rosenberg family, complied the first von Rosenberg book (the blue book). Our condolences go out to the Lansdale family.

Thomas Benjmain Tomlinson


Thomas Benjamin Tomlinson passed away September 27, 2021. Thomas, the son of Hendley Edgar Tomlinson, Jr. and Marguerite Melfi, was a member of Branch III.

Maurice Frederick Granville, Jr.


Maurice "Butch" Granville, Jr., passed away on May 14, 2018 at his home in Camden, Maine, at the age of 102. Maurice was a graduate of the University of Texas and M.I.T. He had a 41 year career with Texaco, beginning as a student engineer and working his way up to Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Maurice was a member of Branch III [Dorothea Hulda von Rosenberg > Carl Johannes von Rosenberg > Johannes Carl von Rosenberg > Peter Carl Johann von Rosenberg].

Robert and Clara Miller

After sixty years of marriage Robert von Rosenberg Miller, DVM, and Clara "Beth" (Alsobrook) Miller passed away within 25 hours of each other in early February. Services were held in Ballinger on February 11th. They were members of Branch III. Our deepest condolences are extended to the family.

Death of Hendley Edgar Tomlinson, Jr.

We are saddened to report the passing of Hendley Edgar Tomlinson, Jr., on December 8, 2015, at the age of 88. Hensley, Jr., was the son of Hendley Edgar and Alma Julie von Rosenberg Tomlinson of Branch III. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Melfi Tomlinson, in 2011 and his sister Metta Tomlinson Lansdale in 2001. He is survived by his son, Richard Tomlinson.