Robert Roy Trothan

1889–1944 (Age 55)
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Roy

When Robert Roy Trothan was born on 26 April 1889, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Robert Trothen, was 49 and his mother, Margaret Brock, was 37. He lived in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 20 August 1944, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55.

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Robert Trothen
Margaret Brock
John Trothen
William Charles Trothen
George Frederick Trothen
Robert Roy Trothan

Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Trothen


  • Margaret Brock




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 8

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.

Age 15

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant of Trotter 1.2 Altered spelling of German Trotmann, a variant of Trotter 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy Trothen in household of Robert Trothen, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Robert Roy Trothew, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Robert Roy Trothew, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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