John Wentworth Roscoe

26 February 1813–26 October 1886 (Age 73)
Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of John Wentworth

When John Wentworth Roscoe was born on 26 February 1813, in Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James Rusco, was 27 and his mother, Isabella Robinson, was 27. He married Elizabeth North about 1837, in Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Centreville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 26 October 1886, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Wentworth Roscoe
1813–1886
Elizabeth North
1814–1910
Marriage: about 1837
Milledge Brower Ruscoe
1838–1905
Colin Wood Roscoe
1839–1918
Rufus A. Roscoe
1841–1896
Owen Knowles Roscoe
1844–1891
Sidney Everett Roscoe
1846–1922
Reuben Simpkins Roscoe
1850–1932
Arthur Roscoe
1853–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1837
Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Rusco

    Male1786–1853Male

    Isabella Robinson

    Female1786–1856Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1813–1886Male

    Janette Hope Roscoe

    Female1815–1901Female

    William Andrew Roscoe

    Male1816–1892Male

    George Henry Roscoe

    Male1819–1901Male

    Josiah Roscoe

    Male1821–1898Male

World Events (1)

1871

Age 58

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire called Roscoe, named in Old Norse with ‘roebuck’ + scógr ‘copse’.2 Americanized spelling of French Racicot .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W. Roscoe, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John H Ruscoe in entry for Colin W Ruscoe, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • John W Roscoe in entry for Sidnay E Roscoe, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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