Margaret Roach

6 August 1826–14 September 1877 (Age 51)
Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Roach was born on 6 August 1826, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Roach Sr., was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Evans, was 34. She died on 14 September 1877, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

John Roach Sr.
Elizabeth Evans
John Roach Jr.
Ann Roach
Walter Roach
Thomas Roach
Thomas Gerald Roach
Mary Roach
Mary Roach
Margaret Roach
Elizabeth Roach
Hannah Roach
William Roach

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 7

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 15

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or outcrop, from Old French roche (later replaced in England by rock, from the Norman byform rocque), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, such as Roach in Devon, or Roche in Cornwall and South Yorkshire.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, as for example Les Roches in Seine-Maritime, named with Old French roche, or from Roche Castle in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Roch, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"
  • Mary Roach, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Margaret Roach, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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