Alton B Roach

15 December 1911–1 June 1971 (Age 59)
Miles, Runnels, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Alton B

When Alton B Roach was born on 15 December 1911, in Miles, Runnels, Texas, United States, his father, Absalom Walker Roach, was 38 and his mother, Beulah Fairchild Walker, was 30. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 6, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 1 June 1971, in Miles, Runnels, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Miles, Runnels, Texas, United States.

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1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 1
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York
Age 3
Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
Age 16
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:of Norman origin, from Old French and Middle English roche ‘rock, cliff, promontory’, sometimes a translation of Stone . The surname may have been topographic, denoting someone who lived on or by a prominent rock or rocky place, or a habitational name for someone who lived or came from a place so named, such as one of those called Roque or Roche(s) in Normandy and neighboring regions, or Roche in Cornwall, Roach Farm in Clyst Hydon (Devon), or Roch in Pembrokeshire (see Roch ).in Lancashire perhaps referring to the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale; the river name is probably a back-formation from Recedham, an early name for Rochdale recorded in 1086, derived from Old English reced ‘building, house, hall’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. Alternatively, the Lancashire name could be a shortened form of the now rare or extinct surname Rochdale alias Rachedale, Rachdall, a habitational name from Rochdale (Lancashire). From the 18th century onward the name is difficult to distinguish from Roch , borne by Irish migrants to South Lancashire, especially Liverpool.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Alton Roach in household of A W Roach, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alton B Roach, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Alton B Roach, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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