John Wentworth Roscoe

Male26 February 1813–26 October 1886

Brief Life History of John Wentworth

When John Wentworth Roscoe was born on 26 February 1813, in Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James Roscoe, was 28 and his mother, Isabella Robinson, was 28. 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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John Wentworth Roscoe
Elizabeth North
Marriage: about 1837
Milledge Brower Ruscoe
Colin Wood Roscoe
Rufus A. Roscoe
Owen Knowles Roscoe
Sidney Everett Roscoe
Reuben Simpkins Roscoe
Arthur Roscoe

Sources (20)

  • John W. Roscoe, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Wentworth Roscoe - Government record: birth-name: John W. Roscoe
  • John Wentworth Roscoe, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1837Halls Harbour, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (3)


    Age 10

    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List


    Age 56



    Age 58

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Roscoe in Anderton (Lancashire), from Old Norse ‘roe, roe buck’ or ‘boundary’ + skógr ‘wood’.

    Altered form of Racicot , a surname of French origin.

    Americanized form of Slovak, Rusyn (from Slovakia), and Czech Roško, Hungarian Roskó, and in some cases also of Croatian or Serbian Roško (see Rosko ).

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

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