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ROACH LINEAGE 1878-present

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Last Updated: 08/15/2006

Generation I

b. 1872 or 1878/79 TN*
d. June 29, 1939 Lawton, OK*

1)1930 Oklahoma census age reported to be 58, making James born 1872.
2)May 6, 1908 Stephen's county marriage record, James age reported as 29, making James born 1878 or 79.)
3)Date of death from son, Leland Roach whom attended funeral of his father James Roach.)
4)Parents: UNKNOWN, father b.TN, mother b.TN*
5)Places of birth of parents from 1930 Okla. Census.)
6)Burial: Highland Cemetery Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma.

[*It is hearsay that James ran away from home about age 13 and claimed to have changed his last name from Rhodes to Roach, However, to date there is NO PROOF of this or of the name change, NO deed, no land transfers, no Will probate, no census, and no birth record to prove otherwise, other than what has been told to the family by the children of James.*]

*possible sibling: Andrew "Andy",Mattie, or Charles of TN.
[*possibly a brother OR 1/2 brother, but again hearsay and NO actual records as of yet.]

b.April 3, 1885 MO
d.May 18, 1931 OK
*Married: May 6, 1908 Stephens County, OK.*
*Parents: James Littrell & Mary Carpenter.
*Burial: Marlow Cemetery Stephens County, OK.
(**Spelling of Littrell as shown on marriage record.)

*Children of James & Lucy:
1)Elmer Hollis b.2/26/1910 OK, d.08/30/1989 LaVerne, CA.
2)Altha Lavina b.1911 OK
3)Jesse Leland b.1918 OK, (living)
4)May b.1921 OK,(living)
5)Allie b.1923 OK
6)Wiley M. b.08/13/1925 OK d.1973
7)William Hubert b.1/11/1922 OK d.9/2/1995 CA
8)Daisy A. b.1913 OK d.after 1930

1)Names & dates also given to my cousin Pauline Miller by our Aunt Maye Roach Hitt, dau. of James and Lucy Littrell.

2)Dates for Hubert take from Social Security Death records.

3)Dates for marriage and birth from groom index 1908 Stephens County, OK for J.H. Roach age 29 and Lucy Littrell age 23, May 6, 1908 Comanche, OK.

4)1930 Census Stephens County, OK, has James age 58, Lucy age 44.

5)Birth & Death dates for Wiley M. Roach taken from Newspaper Obituary.

6)As far as my research has shown my branch of Luttrell/Littrell are NOT Native American Indian.
7)Date of death & birth are from Lucy's tombstone.

Generation II

b. 2/26/1910 Comanche Co., OK
d. 8/30/1989 LaVerne, CA
*Elmer was married to Willie Irene SOLOMON in Oklahoma September 13, 1932.

b.11/20/1915 Marlow, Oklahoma
d.8/20/2000 LaVerne, California
*Parents: James Solomon & Maudie Sellers.
**See SOLOMON SURNAME PAGE for more information.

Children of Elmer & Irene:
1)Wanda Fae b.08/25/1933 Marlow, OK d.12/12/1999 Idaho
(*3 children Living.)
2)Jimmie Junior b.05/23/1935 Marlow, OK d.08/02/1994 Ark.
(*6 children Living.)
3)Mary b. born OK d.1/1/2005 OR
(*5 children Living.)
4)Gerald "Jerry" Wayne b.1/30/1942 Marlow, OK d.12/23/1997 LaVerne, CA
(*2 children Living.)
5)*Living born OK
(*3 children Living.)

RECORDS: 1)Willie Irene Solomon birth certificate.
2)Elmer Hollis Roach birth certificate.
3)Elmer & Willie's marriage license.
4)Willie Irene Solomon Roach's bible records.
5)Social Security Death Record Index.

Generation III

b. 05/23/1935 Marlow, OK
d. 08/02/1994 Fayetteville, AR

DIMSUKES, (Living)

*Married 1955 California.

Records for Jimmie:
1)Jimmie served 21 years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Corpsman(medic). He was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran, many refered to him as "Doc" Roach.
2)His rank Chief Petty Officer First Class/E6.
3)Graduated from East Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Pyschology/Socialogy in Ada, Pontotac Co., OK in 1980.
5)Graduated with a Associates Degree in Psy/Soc from Warner State College, Warner, Oklahoma.
5)Jimmie is buried at the National Cemetary in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.

*Children: 6 (All Living).
*Grandchildren: 16 (All Living).
*Great-grandchildren: 16 girls; 5 boys (All Living); 1 girl deceased.

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