John Peter Roland

1880–1964 (Age 84)
Sunfield Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Peter

When John Peter Roland was born on 6 January 1880, in Sunfield Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States, his father, William Roland, was 37 and his mother, Alzana Nokes Oatley, was 25. He married Hazel Belle Chaffee on 3 June 1903, in Shepherd, Isabella, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenwood Township, Clare, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 17 July 1964, in Clare, Clare, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Clare, Clare, Michigan, United States.

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John Peter Roland
Hazel Belle Chaffee
Marriage: 3 June 1903
Herbert Ernest Roland
Forrest Leonard Roland
Edith Maud Roland

Spouse and Children


    Hazel Belle Chaffee


3 June 1903
Shepherd, Isabella, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 1

"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal name composed hrōd ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’. Compare Rowland .2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin ( see Ruane , Rowan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John P Roland in household of William Roland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John P Roland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John P Roland, "United States Census, 1920"

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