Rose was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1895; her exact birthdate is unknown. Tragically, her father passed away which resulted in a series of bad debts that left her family crippled in financial issues. At some point, she met Caledon Hockley and became engaged to him. The goal of her mother was to have Rose marry him, and stay in their wealthy lifestyle.
Rose was, rightfully so, discontent in this relationship, fully believing there was more to life to enjoy than simply the comfort that came with money. After breaking off her engagement with Cal, she now spends her time actively seeking better ways to live, ways to enjoy her new found freedom.