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 Margaret Jane “Maggie” <I>Yeoman</I> Roquet

Margaret Jane “Maggie” Yeoman Roquet

Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Mar 1917 (aged 68)
Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 52093130 · View Source
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The fictional character Alice Wyman Mills in the time travel adventure 'Out of the Past' by Dana Roquet is based loosely on Maggie Yeoman Roquet.

Direct descendent of Thomas Wellman, of 'Descendents of Thomas Wellman of Lynn MA by Joshua Wyman Wellman published 1918, pgs 183-184

Direct descendent of Thomas Axtell, of 'Axtell Genealogy by Carson A Axtell published 1945 pgs 48-49

Great, Great Granddaughter of Revolutionary War Veteran *Capt Jacob Wellman and *Jenny Jane Johnson

Great Granddaughter of Revolutionary War Veterans *Thomas Axtell and wife *Rebecca French and *Abraham Wellman and wife *Rebecca Pearson.

Granddaughter of *Daniel Axtell and *Jane Wellman

Daughter of *Fanny C Axtell Yeoman and *Richard C Yeoman

Siblings Franklin A Yeoman 1850-1919,Orsemus N Yeoman 1852-1942, Eleanor P Yeoman Parlet 1854-1934, Ida May Yeoman Harkins 1856-1948, John Darius Yeoman 1859-1952, Burt W Yeoman 1862-1935, William R Yeoman 1868-1947, Edna A Yeoman 1871-1891

Married Feb 18, 1869 to *Lewis Cole Roquet

Children: Cora Celinda Roquet Hockett 1870-1957, Hamer Almerian Roquet 1872-1964, Chester Augustus Roquet 1874-1958, George Riley Roquet 1876-1957, Ira Cleo Roquet 1877-1976, Elpha Gustena Roquet Waltman 1879-1941, Ethel Elnora Roquet Robbins 1884-1963, Walter Arthur Roquet 1887-1945, *Lewis Earl Roquet 1894-1991

*denotes directly descending grandparents

Fremont Gazette Mar 15, 1917 Page 5

Mrs. Margaret Jane Yeoman Roquet was born June 17, 1848 in Lorain county OH and died at her house in Fremont, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock March 10, 1917, aged 68 yrs 8 mo and 25 days, after a long life of usefulness and service to others. She did not attain the three score and ten but lived much and a large host of relatives and friends will ever cherish her christian pilgrimage among men.

She moved with her parents to Iowa to a farm north of Fremont in December 1866, at the age of 18 years. Here she lived with her parents until her marriage to Lewis C Roquet three years later. Feb 18, 1869, when the young people went to housekeeping for themselves. She has lived near Fremont since her marriage and a few years ago she and her husband moved to town to spend their declining years. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs Roquet, all of whom with the husband and father survive. They are Mrs. Cora C. Hockett of Flora Oregon, Hamer A Roquet, Ira C. Roquet, George R Roquet, Mrs. Elpha G. Waltman, Walter A Roquet and Lewis Earl Roquet, of Fremont, Chester A Roquet of Hedrick, Mrs. Ethel Robbins of Clarksville Iowa, She is also survived by her aged mother Fannie C Yeoman, north of Fremont, two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Eleanor Parlet, of Pomeroy Wash., Mrs. Ida Harkins, of Fremont, Franklin A Yeoman of Greene Ia, Orsemus N Yeoman and John D Yeoman of Fremont and Bert W and William R Yeoman of Harvest Ferry Wash. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

In the passing of Mrs Yeoman Roquet, the community has cause to mourn: she was a truly noble woman and when she died at a ripe old age it was the passing of a silvered and refined old mother whose going leaves a lonesome place in the community that was honored by her presence for more than half a century. She needs no columnist here to recite her praises or to recount the many good deeds done during her busy life. She was of a retired and gentle nature, the true type of christian womanhood and her life was well ordered- quiet, unassuming, thoughtful, in speech and actions, cheerful at all times and piously solicitions for the welfare of her children. She came here as one of the pioneers and the hardships and denials incident to a life on a frontier farm only served to set in relief the splendid qualities of her mind and soul. The frontier home was a most hospitable one and many a traveler or a newcomer has reason to remember its hospitality and the kindly greeting that met them here on their coming to the community. She was religious, sincerely religious, and for years and years was a member of the Church of Christ in Fremont, and was a regular attendant at the services and thus she furnished the community with attestations of her love and devotion to the faith that grew stronger with the years.

We saw you linger day by day.
We saw you slowly pass away
If love and care could death prevent
Your days would not so soon be spent
But God knew best
And took you home to rest
We miss thee from our home, dear mother
We miss thee from thy place:
A shadow over our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everywhere

The funeral sevices were held at the Christian church in Fremont at two o'clock on the afternoon of Monday, March 12, 1917, being conducted by the pastor M. R. Wilson assisted by Rev. M. R. Regan, pastor of the Baptist Church. Rev. Wilson, in his remarks, paid to the deceased the merited tribute for the exemplary life she led and for the unswerving devotion to the teachings of the church of which she had been a lifelong member. The church was filled with people who had come to pay thier last earthly tribute of respect to one whose life in this community for fifty-one years was like a daily sermon to those about her. The interment was in the Cedar Township cemetery.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Franklin A Yeoman of Greene Iowa, Mrs. Charles Robbins, of Clarksville Iowa, Mrs. A. F. Hockett and son Fred, of Flora Oregon, Rev. and Mrs Lacey Moore of Blakesburg Iowa and Mrs. Zack McBeth of Martinsburg Iowa.

Card of Thanks

We feel deeply grateful to those of our friends and neighbors who gave us much assistance during the long illness of our wife and mother, and whose words of consolation after her death done much to lighten our burden. And to those who sent such beautiful flowers and furnished care we feel greatly indebted and desire to thank all in this way.

Lewis Roquet and children

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