James Isaac Roark was born January 17, 1848: died at the home of his son, J.M. Roark, Sagrada, Missouri, April 29,1931: 83 years, 3 months, 12 days. At the age of 24 he was married to Emma Enloe in Cole County, Missouri,to which union were born four sons and three daughters. In early life he with his wife were baptized in to the Church of Christ which membership they held until their death. Burial in Cable Ridge Cemetery. Funeral services conducted by J.P. Brubaker.
"For many suns his life ebbed on Teeming with warmth and cheer, Now he may live the fuller life, He only dreamed of here."