John William Roy

Male15 May 1870–21 May 1925

Brief Life History of John William

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.

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John William Roy
Dorothy Malissa Wilson
Marriage: about 1891
Martha E. Roy
Cynthia M. Roy

Sources (14)

  • John William Roy Ayres in household of Nancy A. Ayres, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Roy, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John Roy, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1891
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 15

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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