Eigenmann, Rosa Smith
- Elizabeth Noble Shor
Eigenmann, Rosa Smith (07 October 1858–12 January 1947), ichthyologist, was born at Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Kendall Smith, a newspaper publisher, and Lucretia Gray, a poet. Rosa’s parents had founded a newspaper, the Monmouth Atlas. She moved to Santa Rosa, California, in 1876 for her health and a few months later moved to San Diego. Her family joined her there, and her father became clerk of the city’s high school....