Henri Roche

29 November 1879–
La Sentinelle, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

The Life of Henri

When Henri Roche was born on 29 November 1879, in La Sentinelle, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, his father, Henri Roche, was 28 and his mother, Victoria Merlin, was 20. He married Marie Pol on 4 December 1905, in Petite Forêt, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hérin, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France in 1906.

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Family Time Line

Henri Roche
Marie Pol
Marriage: 4 December 1905
Henri Roche
Marie Louise Roche
Frederic Charles Roche
Denis Roche

Spouse and Children

4 December 1905
Petite Forêt, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France


    Henri Roche


    Marie Louise Roche


    Frederic Charles Roche



Parents and Siblings




    Victoria Roche


    Marguerite Malvina Roche


    Julia Roche


World Events (8)

1886 · The Statue of Liberty

Age 7

The Statue of Liberty that is in France is identical to the one that sits in New York. The Statue was sent over from France. It symbolizes the alliance between the two countries. The French have nicknamed it the Laboulaye Lady
1889 · World Expo at Paris With the Eiffel Tower

Age 10

The Eiffel Tower was built the year before the World Expo. During the World Expo in Paris the Eiffel Tower was revealed to the world. It was also during the expo that the Tower was lit up for the first time.
1914 · World War I

Age 35

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (of Norman origin): see Roache . This is the name of various important families in Munster (counties Cork, Wexford, and Limerick).2 French: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky outcrop or crag, Old French roche.3 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name, Rocco, based on hrok, of uncertain origin, or hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henri Roche, "France, Nord, Census, 1906"
  • Acte de mariage
  • Matricules Militaires

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