When John William Roy was born on 15 May 1870, in Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Roy, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Ann Ayres, was 26. He married Dorothy Malissa Wilson about 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Wright, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 21 May 1925, in Douglas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Lucien, Normand, Andre, Jacques, Marcel, Emile, Laurent, Pierre, Cecile, Donat, Gilles. Indian Dipak, Sumit, Amit, Ajit, Dipankar, Partha, Ranjan, Shyamal, Aloke, Amitava, Chitra, Gautam.
Scottish: nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’. Compare Reed .
English (of Norman origin): from Old French roi ‘king’, used as a nickname (see 3 below) and also as a personal name. Compare Ray 2.
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