Susan Elizabeth Ours Rohrbaugh

11 June 1863–8 May 1947 (Age 83)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Susan Elizabeth

When Susan Elizabeth Ours Rohrbaugh was born on 11 June 1863, in Illinois, United States, her father, Marshall Ours, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Jemima "Sallie" Shobe, was 20. She married John Robert Rohrbaugh on 12 October 1882, in Grant, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Elk Magisterial District, Mineral, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and District 13, Garrett, Maryland, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 May 1947, at the age of 83, and was buried in Westernport, Allegany, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robert Rohrbaugh
Susan Elizabeth Ours Rohrbaugh
Marriage: 12 October 1882
Virginia Mae Rohrbaugh
Daisy Ellen Rohrbaugh
John Marshall Rohrbaugh
Claude Oliver Rohrbaugh
Robert Troxell Rohrbaugh

Spouse and Children

12 October 1882
Grant, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Marshall Ours


    Sarah Jemima "Sallie" Shobe




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 22

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

French:1. from ours ‘bear’ (Latin ursus), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bear (e.g. a large, lumbering person, or an unsociable one), or local name for someone who lived in a house distinguished with the sign of a bear. 2. from the old personal name Ours, not common, derived from Latin Ursus, which was the name of some early saints in Gaul.

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

Sources (3)

  • Susan E Rohrbaugh in household of Claud D Rohrbaugh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Susan E Ours in household of Marshall F Ours, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Rarabough, "United States Census, 1910"

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