When Dora Bell Rooker was born on 22 February 1885, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Anderson D Rooker, was 24 and her mother, Buannavista Grissom, was 17. She married John Malcolm "Mack" Houchen on 8 March 1902, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years and Ratliffe Township, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 15 January 1972, in Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States.
English: occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from an agent derivative of Middle English rok(ke) ‘distaff’ (see Rock ).
English: from an agent derivative of Middle English rok(ke) ‘rock’. The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived beside a prominent rock or rocky outcrop, or habitational, denoting someone who lived at a place so named. See Rock .
Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who smokes fish or meat.