John Roth

1881–1962 (Age 81)
Bern, Switzerland

The Life of John

When John Roth was born on 12 July 1881, in Bern, Switzerland, his father, Casper Roth Sr, was 28 and his mother, Katharina Meyer, was 30. He married Rosa T. Aeby about 1910. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 38 Whipple Creek, Clark, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 4 September 1962, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Roth
Rosa T. Aeby
Marriage: about 1910
John D Roth
Arthur B Roth
Albert W Roth
Elma Rose Roth
Elmer R Roth
Katherine L Roth
Sidney David Roth

Spouse & Children

about 1910


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Casper Roth Sr


  • Katharina Meyer




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 8

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle High German rōt, German rot ‘red’. As a Jewish surname it is also at least partly ornamental: its frequency as a Jewish surname is disproportionate to the number of Jews who, one may reasonably assume, were red-headed during the period of surname adoption.2 German and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, Old High German rod, Old English rod, roð.3 German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’. Compare Rode 1, Ross 3.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Roth in household of Casper Roth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Roth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Ruth, "United States Census, 1920"

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