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Josiah Samuel Roark
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Birth: 1877
Franklin
Simpson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1949
Sacramento County
California, USA

Born August 15, 1877, in Simpson County, Kentucky, and married Minnie L. Shumway in Seattle, Washington, August 10, 1902. After he attended schools in Simpson County, he took a law course at Valparaiso, Indiana, though he never practiced that profession. In 1899, Josiah went west, and was for a time, employed in Idaho, Washington, and then in Portland, Oregon, where he and his family resided for many years. In 1944, Josiah and Minnie moved to California, and lived twelve miles from Sacramento, near Fair Oaks. On the 17th of January, 1949, Josiah passed-away, and was buried in Portland, Oregon.

He was a Past Patron of the Mt. Hood, No. 144 Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and a Shriner, with his membership in Portland. In December, 1922, he became Superintendent of the Oregon Masonic and Eastern Star Home at Forest Grove, twenty-five miles from Portland, and Mrs. Roark was the Matron of the Home. In December, 1926, he resigned as Superintendent to become a salesman for The New York Life Insurance Company and enjoyed a fine business and had a wide circle of friends.

Portions transcribed from Roark-Pare family genealogy written by Nelle H. Roark, Franklin, Kentucky, September 9, 1952 
 
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 Parents:
  William Harvey Roark (1842 - 1914)
  Jane Ellen Newman Roark (1849 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Minnie L Shumway Roark (1875 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  Kathleen Ellen Roark (1906 - 1910)*
  Helen Roark Harr (1911 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elbridge Harbison Roark (1870 - 1950)*
  William Thompson Roark (1872 - 1960)*
  Josiah Samuel Roark (1877 - 1949)
  Nelle Harvey Roark (1881 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Multnomah Park Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: x, 75, 1
 
Maintained by: JamesBunchJr
Originally Created by: Invenio Sepulchrum
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51580706
Josiah Samuel Roark
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Josiah Samuel Roark
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Josiah Samuel Roark
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