Horace Judd Royce

27 August 1872–19 June 1953 (Age 80)
Malcom Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Horace Judd

When Horace Judd Royce was born on 27 August 1872, in Malcom Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Horace Burras Royce, was 40 and his mother, Marianna Okey, was 29. He married Margaret Frazier Cooper on 18 March 1902. He lived in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Malcom, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 19 June 1953, in Malcom Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Malcom, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Horace Judd Royce
Margaret Frazier Cooper
Marriage: 18 March 1902

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Frazier Cooper


18 March 1902

Parents and Siblings

    Horace Burras Royce


    Marianna Okey




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

1 English: from the medieval female personal name Royse, also found in the spelling Rose and popularly associated with the flower, but in fact originally from a Germanic personal name. This is recorded in Domesday Book in the form Rothais and is composed of the elements hrōd ‘renown’ + haid(is) ‘kind’, ‘sort’.2 Americanized spelling of German Reuss .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Horace J Royce in household of Horace B Royce, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Horace J Royce in household of Horace B Royce, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Horace J Royce in household of H B Royce, "United States Census, 1880"

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