William H. Roof

5 January 1852–13 January 1908 (Age 56)
Carroll, Ohio, United States

The Life of William H.

When William H. Roof was born on 5 January 1852, in Carroll, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Roof, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Birchfield, was 20. He married Emma Florence Black on 30 September 1875, in Carroll, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monroe Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Sandy Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 13 January 1908, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 56.

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William H. Roof
Emma Florence Black
Marriage: 30 September 1875
Charles Sherman Roof
Georgia M. A. Roof
Walter B Roof
Odessa Roof
Violet Roof

Spouse and Children

30 September 1875
Carroll, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Roof


    Mary Ann Birchfield






    Phoebe Roof


    Catharine A Roof


    John Perry Roof


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 8

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 15

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Rolfe .2 German: from Ruffo, a short form of a personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’, ‘victory’.3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Ruf(F) .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Roof, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Roof, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm. Roof in entry for Walter Roof, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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