Rose For Emily Timeline By javantheepicdude Jan 1, 1862 Father's death Emily's father dies at the dinner table Nov 23, 1863 Emily meets Homer Baron Emily meets Homer Baronand begins dating him. Nov 11, 1864 Emily buys poison Emily buys arsenic to poison Homer with. Nov 13, 1864 Homer Baron not seen. People figured he headed home without word, but he was really dead in Ms. Emilys house. Nov 23, 1864 Strange Smell Homer Baron hasnt been seen, And men had to sprinkle lime around Ms. Emily's house to stop a horrible smell is coming from within. Hmmmm... Nov 30, 1864 Smell subsides Homer stopped rotting Nov 23, 1870 Emily begins china painting lessons. Other than teaching china painting, people really have no idea what Ms. Emily is up to nowadays. Nov 23, 1894 Emily's taxes remitted Because of her poor living conditions, her taxes are remitted. Nov 23, 1904 New generations tries to collect her taxes. Emily lives on alone and when the next generation begins to run the city she lives in, they try to get her to pay taxes. She refuses. Nov 23, 1909 Emily dies She finally dies, Homer Barons carcass is still in her bed, and people eventually discover it. Nov 25, 1909 Homer Baron discovered Emily's cousins wish to explore a room that hasn't been seen in years. Homer Baron's corpse is found laying in the bed next to where Emily sleeps. Nov 24, 1930 The book "A Rose For Emily" published William Faulkner published this controversial story in 1930.