Frances Carpenter Roller

Brief Life History of Frances Carpenter

When Frances Carpenter Roller was born on 26 January 1898, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, William McAlister Roller, was 25 and her mother, Laura Rosamond Roller, was 25. She died on 19 March 1986, in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Crawford, Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Kenney Doyle Harris
1898–1969
Frances Carpenter Roller
1898–1986

Sources (10)

  • Frances Roller in household of William Roller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frances Carpenter Roller, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
  • Frances Carpenter Harris, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

World Events (8)

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Swabian roller ‘tom cat’.

German: occupational name for a carter or driver of a wagon, Early New High German roller.

English (Northumberland): nickname from Middle English roller(e), perhaps an agent derivative of Middle English rolle ‘roll, piece of parchment’ (Old French rolle, roolle, roulle), possibly used for a maker or seller of parchment.

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

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