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 Amos A. Rothrock

Amos A. Rothrock

Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 May 1928 (aged 76)
Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Copley, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 29049484 · View Source
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Amos A. Rothrock was the fourth of ten known children of Samuel Rothrock III (1820-1871) and Catherine Stauffer Rothrock (1824-1901) who married 27 Dec 1845 at Summit County, Ohio.

Amos first married to Ada J. Swigart (1868-1904) on 25 Aug 1892 at Richfield, Summit County, Ohio. Amos and Ada were the parents of one known child, namely:

1. Stanley Swigart Rothrock (1897-1992)

Buried next to Amos and Ada at Copley Cemetery is a baby Rothrock and a Harriet Rothrock, neither with any dates. Were these a child of Amos and Ada and Amos's second wife?

After Ada died, Amos remarried to Harriet E. Stone (1868-1944) on 17 April 1905. It is not believed that Amos and Harriet had any children.

The following are biographies of Amos A. Rothrock, taken from Ohio history books.

From 1908 Summit County, Ohio history book:

AMOS A. ROTHROCK, farmer and township trustee of Portage Township, spent twenty nine years as an educator, teaching with much success in different sections. He was born in Stark County, Ohio, November 3. 1851, and is a son of Samuel and Catharine (Stauffer) Rothrock.

The parents of Mr. Rothrock were both horn near Lebanon, Pennsylvania, but were married in Stark County, Ohio. In 1853 they moved to Copley Township, Summit County, where Samuel Rothrock bought a farm of 60 acres. On this place he died in 1870. His widow survived until 1901.

Amos A. Rothrock was reared on the farm in Copley Township. He was a studious boy and in the local schools prepared himself for teaching. Before he entered upon his university career, he had already taught the district schools for nine winters, devoting his summers to work on the farm. He then entered Otterbein University, near Columbus, Ohio, where he completed his education June 11, 1885. Four years of training at college had prepared him for a prominent place in the educational field, and when he was offered the superintendency of the Mogadore schools, he accepted and remained for one year. After an interval of one year at Dover Academy he spent another year at Mogadore. He then taught for two years at West Richfield, one year in the Akron High School, and two years in. the Copley High School, and then spent two more years at Mogadore. A period of twenty nine years is a long time, but it has been a season of great enjoyment to Mr. Rothrock and of inestimable benefit to those who have come under his instruction, and it is with pleasure that he sees so many of his old pupils occupying positions of responsibility and prominence in different walks of life.

In 1901, Mr. Rothrock retired from educational work and moved to his finely improved farm at Fairlawn, just west of Akron. He then resumed farming for the first time since his youth. He takes an active interest in local affairs, the greater part of his life having been passed in this section, perhaps all of it, with the exception of a year during which he was principal of Dover Academy, which is situated within 100 miles of Chicago, Illinois. He is known to all his fellow citizens and has a wide circle of friends. Politically he is a Republican and is now serving his third term as township trustee.

In 1892 Mr. Rothrock was married, first, to Ada Swigart, of West Richfield, and they had one son, Stanley, who was born in Portage County, Ohio, October 17, 1898. Mrs. Rothrock died in February, 1904, and Mr. Rothrock was married, second, in April, 1905, to Harriet E. Stone. He is a member of the Woodland Methodist Episcopal Church of Akron. He is a man of sterling character and in every sense a representative citizen.

From a 1928 History book of Summit County, Ohio


Devoting his earlier years to the acquirement and dissemination of knowledge, Amos A. Rothrock became widely and favorably known as an educator, after which he achieved success as an agriculturist. He was born in Stark county, Ohio, November 3, 1851, and passed away May 9, 1928. His parents, Samuel and Catherine (Stauffer) Rothrock, were natives of Pennsylvania and settled in Summit county, Ohio, in 1853. In this section of the state Samuel Rothrock spent the remainder of his life, passing away in 1870. He was long survived by his wife, whose demise occurred in 1901.

Amos A. Rothrock was reared on his father's farm, attending the schools of that locality, and he afterward was a teacher in the rural schools of Summit county, being thus employed for about ten years. In order to perfect himself in that line of work he enrolled as a student in Otterbein University, from which he was graduated June 11, 1885, and then became superintendent of the Mogadore schools. He was next at the head of Dover Academy and afterward was called to West Richfield, Ohio. Mr. Rothrock was also principal of one of the high schools in Akron and had charge of the Copley high school for two years, returning to Mogadore at the end of that time. His educational work covered a period of twenty nine years and was productive of excellent results. Impelled by high ideals of service, he progressed with his profession and advanced the standards of education in every community in which he labored. In 1901 he retired from that field of activity and returned to the occupation which he had followed in youth, taking up his abode at Fairlawn, his splendidly improved farm, situated a few miles west of Akron. There he lived for fourteen years, bringing his land to a high state of development, and in 1918 he purchased an attractive home in Tallmadge, where he resided until his death. He was also identified with business affairs and was one of the directors of the Norton. Mutual Fire Insurance Company for a quarter of a century.

In 1892 Mr. Rothrock was married in West Richfield to Miss Ada Swigart, who passed away in February, 1904, leaving one child, Stanley S., mentioned elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Rothrock's second union was with Miss Harriet E. Stone, to whom he was married in April, 1905. Mr. Rothrock was affiliated with the Congregational church, of Tallmadge, of which he was a trustee for a number of years. His widow is a member of the Country Study Club. In politics he was a republican and filled public offices of trust and responsibility. Courteous, sincere and broad minded, he held a secure place in public esteem and his life was a serviceable factor in the cause of human progress.

Links to Amos's parents, the first of his two wives, his only known child and all nine of his known siblings are included below.

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  • Maintained by: Dan Stevenson
  • Originally Created by: Vickie Clark
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 29049484
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amos A. Rothrock (3 Nov 1851–9 May 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29049484, citing Copley Cemetery, Copley, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dan Stevenson (contributor 47015440) .