High Johnson Claiborn Royse

26 April 1890–18 March 1964 (Age 73)
Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States

The Life of High Johnson Claiborn

When High Johnson Claiborn Royse was born on 26 April 1890, in Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States, his father, George Vernon Royse, was 32 and his mother, Annie Block, was 20. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mabel Elizabeth Bowen. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Rockwall, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Rockwall, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 18 March 1964, in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States.

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High Johnson Claiborn Royse
Mabel Elizabeth Bowen
Mabel Ellen Royse
Hugh J C Royse

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    Mabel Ellen Royse


    Hugh J C Royse


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    George Vernon Royse





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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Royce .2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Røyse, from Old Norse hreysi ‘heap of stones’.3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Reus (or the variant Reuse), Reuss (or the variant Reusse).

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

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Sources (3)

  • H J Claborn Royse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clayborn Royse in household of Annie Royse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clayburn Boyse in household of George V Boyse, "United States Census, 1900"

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