Joseph Austin Roark

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

The Life Summary 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 20 years. He died on 1 April 1922, in Newton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery, Seneca, Newton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Austin Roark
Siotha Tennessee Woods
Marriage: 1 May 1870
Wilson Carroll Roark
Mary Carline Roark
Cordelia May Roark
Solomon C Roark
Roberta Bertha Roark
Lawrence Edward Roark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1870Newton, Missouri, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    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: shortened and altered form of O'Rourke .

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

    Sources (14)

    • Joseph Roark, "United States Census, 1870"
    • J A Roark in entry for Lawrence Roark, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Joseph A Roark, "United States Census, 1900"

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