Catharine Roach

Female1854–12 October 1888

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Roach was born in 1854, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, Dudley Roach, was 22 and her mother, Susan Finnel, was 16. She married Thomas Harrison Waller on 29 January 1873, in Buchanan County, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Center Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 12 October 1888, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in New King Hill Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harrison Waller
Catharine Roach
Marriage: 29 January 1873
Mary M Waller
Sarah F Waller
Susie May Waller
Stella Maude Waller
Pearl Elizabeth Waller

Sources (7)

  • Kathrine Wallers in household of Thomas Wallers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catharine Roach, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Cathrine Roach in household of Dudly Roach, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1873Buchanan County, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning


    of Norman origin, from Old French and Middle English roche ‘rock, cliff, promontory’, sometimes a translation of Stone . The surname may have been topographic, denoting someone who lived on or by a prominent rock or rocky place, or a habitational name for someone who lived or came from a place so named, such as one of those called Roque or Roche(s) in Normandy and neighboring regions, or Roche in Cornwall, Roach Farm in Clyst Hydon (Devon), or Roch in Pembrokeshire (see Roch ).

    in Lancashire perhaps referring to the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale; the river name is probably a back-formation from Recedham, an early name for Rochdale recorded in 1086, derived from Old English reced ‘building, house, hall’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. Alternatively, the Lancashire name could be a shortened form of the now rare or extinct surname Rochdale alias Rachedale, Rachdall, a habitational name from Rochdale (Lancashire). From the 18th century onward the name is difficult to distinguish from Roch , borne by Irish migrants to South Lancashire, especially Liverpool.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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