Nancy Elizabeth Warren

Brief Life History of Nancy Elizabeth

When Nancy Elizabeth Warren was born on 10 January 1869, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Willis Warren, was 26 and her mother, Myra Marzee Rushing, was 21. She married John Wesley Roark on 18 August 1895, in Pope, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 15 February 1967, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Little Cypress Cemetery, Little Cypress, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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John Wesley Roark
Nancy Elizabeth Warren
Marriage: 18 August 1895
Camila "Mila" Roark
Willis Mose Roark
Harold Adron Roark
Raba L Roark
Lancelot L Roark
Signa E Roark

Sources (17)

  • Nancy E Warren in household of Sarah Warren, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Warren, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Nancy Elizabeth Warren Roark, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


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.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Warin, Werin, a borrowing of ancient Germanic Warino, a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection, shelter’ or ‘guard’. Compare Waring .

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from La Varrenne in Seine-Maritime, France, named with a Gaulish element probably descriptive of alluvial land or sandy soil. This was the name of a major Norman family after the Conquest. In Ireland, this name has been Gaelicized as Bharain.

Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane , Warner ).

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

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