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
Matilda Elizabeth Johnson
Marriage: 5 December 1911
Joseph Henry Roark
John Thomas Roark
William Floyd Roark
James Allen Roark
Mary Golden Roark
Annie Ollie Roark

Spouse and Children

5 December 1911
Allen, Kentucky, United States


    Joseph Henry Roark


    John Thomas Roark


    William Floyd Roark


    James Allen Roark


    Mary Golden Roark


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Roark


    Tabitha C Howell




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.

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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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