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 Chester Augustus Roquet

Chester Augustus Roquet

Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Death 3 Apr 1958 (aged 83)
Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 52160361 · View Source
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Direct descendent of Thomas Axtell (1619-1646)
Direct descendent of Thomas Wellman (1620-1672)

Great, Great, Great Grandson of Revolutionary War Veteran Jacob Wellman and Jenny Jane Johnson

Great, Great Grandson of Revolutionary War Veterans Thomas Axtell and wife Rebecca French and Abraham Wellman and wife Rebecca Pearson.

Great Grandson of Daniel Axtell and Jane Wellman

Grandson of Fanny Axtell Yeoman and Richard Yeoman, Frederick and Kathrina Roquet

Son of Lewis Cole Roquet and Margaret J Yeoman Roquet

Siblings Cora Celinda Roquet Hockett 1870-1957, Hamer Almerian Roquet 1872-1964, 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

Married 1897 Florence King

Children: Glenn R Roquet 1900-1983, Volene E Roquet Meier 1902-1985 , Pansy Nadine Roquet Edison 1904-2000, Virgil D Roquet 1908-2001

History of Fremont

Early abstracts reveal that another town called New London was started a short distance south of Palmira. In clearing a title recently, Chester Roquet had to sign an affidavit affirming that the village no longer existed.


Chester A. Roquet, Retired Farmer of Fremont, Found Dead

Fremont (Special)--Chester A. Roquet, 83, retired farmer, was found dead at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday in an outbuilding near his home in Fremont.

He had taken his life by hanging, according to Coroner John Newman. Mrs. Ruth Taylor, house-keeper for the Roquets, found the body when she investigated his absence. Roquet's wife has been an invalid for the past 10 years.

Born in Keokuk county east of Fremont on Sept. 25, 1874, the son of Lewis and Margaret Yeoman Roquet, he was married to Florence King on Jan. 6, 1897, and they lived on a farm east of Fremont until their retirement in 1950.

Also surviving are two sons, Glenn and Virgil, both of Hedrick, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Meier of Hedrick and Mr.s Frank Edison of Wichita, Kan. five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: three brothers Ira of Fremont, Hamer of Long Beach, Calif. and Earl of Des Moines; and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Robbins of Ottumwa. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fremont funeral chapel, to be conducted by Rev. Norbert Fischer, assisted by Rev. J. W. Garbison. Burial will be in Cedar Township cemetery.





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