Robert Daniel Roark

2 October 1877–2 April 1964 (Age 86)
Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert Daniel

When Robert Daniel Roark was born on 2 October 1877, in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, Peter Roark, was 52 and his mother, Tabitha C Howell, was 21. He married Matilda Elizabeth Johnson on 5 December 1911, in Allen, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Denton, Texas, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 3 Raleigh, Allen, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1964, in Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Allen, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Daniel Roark
1877–1964
Matilda Elizabeth Johnson
1889–1961
Marriage: 5 December 1911
Joseph Henry Roark
1912–1933
John Thomas Roark
1912–1998
William Floyd Roark
1913–1989
James Allen Roark
1916–1945
Mary Golden Roark
1920–2014
Annie Ollie Roark
1925–2014

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1911
Allen, Kentucky, United States
children

(6)

    Joseph Henry Roark

    Male1912–1933Male

    John Thomas Roark

    Male1912–1998Male

    William Floyd Roark

    Male1913–1989Male

    James Allen Roark

    Male1916–1945Male

    Mary Golden Roark

    Female1920–2014Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Roark

    Male1825–Male

    Tabitha C Howell

    Female1856–Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced variant spelling of O’Rourke .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert N Roark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert D Roark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Roark, "United States Census, 1920"

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