George Thomas O'Roark Jr

14 September 1917–13 May 1985 (Age 67)
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of George Thomas

When George Thomas O'Roark Jr was born on 14 September 1917, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, George Taylor O'Roark, was 21 and his mother, Rose Belle Utter, was 17. He married Helen Margaret Maasen on 26 May 1937, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 13 May 1985, in Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States.

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George Thomas O'Roark Jr
Helen Margaret Maasen
Marriage: 26 May 1937
Rita O'Roark

Spouse and Children

26 May 1937
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States


    Rita O'Roark


Parents and Siblings

    George Taylor O'Roark





World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 14

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ruaire, a patronymic from a personal name derived from Norse Hrothrekr ( see Roderick ). Compare O’Rourke .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Oroark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George T O'Roark in household of George O'Roark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George T O Roark Jr. in household of George O Roark, "United States Census, 1930"

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