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 George Riley Roquet

George Riley Roquet

Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Apr 1957 (aged 81)
West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Burial Volga, Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 52187559 · View Source
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Direct descendent of Thomas Axtell (1619-1646)
Direct descendent of Thomas Wellman (1620-1672)

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

Great, Grandson of Daniel Axtell and Jane Wellman

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

Son of Margaret J Yeoman Roquet and Lewis Cole Roquet

Siblings: Cora Celinda Roquet Ogle Hockett 1870-1957, Hamer Almerian Roquet 1872-1964, Chester Augustus Roquet 1874-1958, 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 to Grace May Lamphier 1881-1941

Children: Clyde Clifford Roquet 1899-1952, Vernie Roquet 1903-1988, Donald William Roquet, 1904-1984, Georgia May Roquet 1907- , Edna Leah Roquet 1908-2001, Dollie Corine Roquet 1909- , Richard Louis Roquet 1912-1985, John D Roquet 1920-1992, Waneta Muriel Roquet 1923-2009


George R. Roquet, son of Lewis and Margaret Yeoman Roquet, was born March 19,1876, at Fremont, and passed away after a lingering illness at West Union on Tuesday, April 2, at the age of Eighty-one years.

On December 29, 1898, he was united in marriage with Grace May Lamphiear at Volga. To this union ten chidren were born. They began farming at Volga, soon moving to Fremont, where they farmed until 1920. They continued farming at various locations, including Strawberry Point, Ada, Minn., and Cohasset, Minn., returning to Arlington in 1925. After the death of his wife, Mr. Roquet broke up housekepping about 1941 and lived with his sons and daughters. For the past four years he had lived with his daughter, Dollie, at Fairbank.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Arlington. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, Clyde, one granddaughter, one grandson, one great granddaughter, one brother and one sister.

Surviving are nine children: Vern, of Ada, Minn.; Donald, of Maynard: Georgia Pierce, of Cohasset, Minn.; Edna Hall, of Arlington; Dollie Peters, of Fairbank; Richard, of Waterloo; Robert, of Maynard; John, of Arlington; Waneta Ohl, of Needles, Calf.; also 39 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hockett, Enterprise, Oregon, and Mrs. Ethel Robbins, Ottumwa; four brothers, Chester and Ira, of Fremont; Hamer, of Long Beach, Calif., and Earl of Des Moines, besides several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on Saturday, APril 6, with William H. Seeley officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. Lowell Dallenbach and Mrs. Max Seedorff, accompanied by Mrs. Florian Burchett. Pallbearers were Floyd Pierce, jr., Harold Roquet, Jerry Roquet, David Roquet, Dale Hall and Raymond Peters. Burial was at the cemetery in Volga.

Relatives attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Vern roquet and Mary, Mr and Mrs Harold Roquet of Ada, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Ohl and Connie, of Needles, Calif., Floyd Pierce family and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pierce, jr., John Pierce family, Mrs. Clyde Roquet and Jerry, all of Cohasset, Minn., Richard Roquet family, Waterloo, Mrs. Dollie Peters and Raymond, Fairbank, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Roquet and Mary, Robert Roquet family of Maynard, Donald Roquet, jr., Cedar Falls, David Roquet Kansas City, Mo., George Roquet, Dubuque, Dale Spencer family, Hobert, Ind., Chester Roquet, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Roquet all of Fremont, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roquet, Des Moines, Mrs. Herschel Proctor of Floris, Mrs. Frank Ward, Chicago, Mrs. John Pearson, Wright, Mr. and Mrs Meron Axtell, Strawberry Point, Henry Robbins and Mrs. Rachel Sunderland, Manchester, and Elias Pardee, Oelwein.





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