Joseph Austin Roark

25 October 1846–1 April 1922 (Age 75)
Allen, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Joseph Austin

When Joseph Austin Roark was born on 25 October 1846, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Carroll Roark, was 26 and his mother, Comfort Poe, was 23. He married Siotha Tennessee Woods on 1 May 1870, in Newton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Buffalo Township, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Buffalo Township, Newton, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 April 1922, in Newton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Austin Roark
1846–1922
Siotha Tennessee Woods
1852–1939
Marriage: 1 May 1870
Wilson Carroll Roark
1871–1938
Mary Carline Roark
1873–1961
Cordelia May Roark
1875–
Lawrence Edward Roark
1883–
Solomon C Roark
1884–1907
Roberta Bertha Roark
1888–1973

Spouse and Children

    Male1846–1922Male

    Siotha Tennessee Woods

    Female1852–1939Female

MARRIAGE
1 May 1870
Newton, Missouri, United States
children

(6)

    Wilson Carroll Roark

    Male1871–1938Male

    Female1873–1961Female

    Cordelia May Roark

    Female1875–Female

    Lawrence Edward Roark

    Male1883–Male

    Solomon C Roark

    Male1884–1907Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 14

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 20

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced variant spelling of O’Rourke .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Josiah A Roark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph A Roark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph A Roark, "United States Census, 1910"

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