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 Margaret <I>Comish</I> Roueche

Margaret Comish Roueche

Birth
Onchan, Garff, Isle of Man
Death 23 Jun 1893 (aged 58)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 23-1-A-4
Memorial ID 123741 · View Source
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Daughter of William Comish and Elizabeth Keig

Married Thomas Francis Roueche, 24 Aug 1854, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Children - Joseph Platt Roueche, Thomas Francis Roueche, Josephine Elizabeth Roueche, John Edward Roueche, Jacob Roueche, William Henry Roueche

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 16, p. 526

Margaret Comish Roueche, daughter of William and Elizabeth Keig Comish, was born September 28, 1834, in Douglas, Isle of Man. After the family arrived in St. Louis, they prepared to emigrate to Utah.

Margaret was married to Thomas Francis Roueche in St. Louis, August 24, 1854. The next spring on the 13th of May, Margaret and her husband Thomas began their long pilgrimage across the plains to be with the saints in Zion. After seven weeks of travel, as they made their way across Nebraska, a baby son was born, July 9, 1855, and was given the name of Joseph Platte. They arrived in the valley September 3rd and immediately went to Kaysville.

In 1858, word came for the families to move south because of the threat of the United States Army invading the valley. The Roueche family literally assembled a wagon, then father, mother and young son went as far south as Salem, where Margaret and her son remained until the hostilities were over. Thomas rented a small farm on the west side of Kaysville close to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Five years later, he purchased the farm where they spent most of their lives. Mary Rushforth Raymond Peart wrote:

"My mother and Sister Roueche were Relief Society teachers.... the homes were far apart and many times they took the team and farm wagon and drove to the homes in the distance. Sometimes the snow was so deep they could hardly make the trip; other times the roads were full of deep mud holes. Margaret gave a home to Elizabeth Bailey, whose father had passed away and whose family was in humble circumstances."

Margaret and Thomas were the parents of six children: Joseph Platte, Thomas Francis, Josephine Elizabeth, John Edward, Jacob and William Henry. When John completed his mission to the southern states he brought a small three-month-old child home with him. Thomas and Margaret took this little girl and raised her as their own.

When Margaret was fifty-nine years old she was injured in a fall and never fully recovered from the accident.

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  • Maintained by: Chad Kendell
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123741
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Comish Roueche (28 Sep 1834–23 Jun 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123741, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chad Kendell (contributor 47022398) .