Horace Cowin Rolfe

Male4 January 1834–3 October 1906

Brief Life History of Horace Cowin

When Horace Cowin Rolfe was born on 4 January 1834, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel Jones Rolfe, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams Hathaway, was 31. He married Melissa Jane Francis Bennett on 19 October 1863, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 3 October 1906, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Horace Cowin Rolfe
Sarah Catherine Kerfoot
Marriage: 3 August 1871
Philip Rolfe
Bertha Rolfe

Sources (25)

  • Horace Rolfe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Horace C Rolfe, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Horace C Rolfe, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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  • Marriage
    3 August 1871San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 5

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

    Age 23

    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Rolf, Roulf, Rou, Roul, Rouf, Rof. Its usual derivation is from Old Norse Hrólfr, Rolf, from ancient Germanic hrōd ‘fame, renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’, and occasionally from ancient Germanic Rodulf, of the same origin as Hrólfr (earlier Hróthúlfr) but in a West Frankish form, which the Scandinavian Normans occasionally used. The name was also common in Normandy where it became Old French Roul, Rou, often Latinized as Rollo. See Ralph and compare Rowe , Dow , and Rowson .

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

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