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Walter Arthur Roquet

  • Birth 7 Mar 1887 Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 25 Nov 1945 Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 52187573

The fictional character Wyatt Mills in the time travel adventure 'Out of the Past' by Dana Roquet is based loosely on Walter Roquet.

Direct descendent of Thomas Axtell (1619-1646)
Direct descendent of Thomas Wellman (1620-1672)

3rd Great Grandson of Revolutionary War Veteran Cap 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 Margaret J Yeoman Roquet and Lewis Cole Roquet

Siblings 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, Lewis Earl Roquet 1894-1991

Married Carrie Allman Feb 14, 1912

Children: Gail Roquet Hedlund 1915-1993, Icel Laverne Roquet Cornell 1914-1996 , Walter Doyle Roquet 1920-1948

Walter was a farmer and owned land in Fremont, he was a carpenter, he was the Sheriff of Fremont for several years.

On November 24, 1945 Walter had spent the day helping his brother Ira work on some buildings at his farm and was dropped off at dinner time by Ira and granddaughter Joan Roquet. Joan remembers well driving him home that night. The next day they got the news that Walter had passed away in his sleep at 58 years old

Fremont Gazette
Thursday Nov. 29, 1945

Walter Roquet Died Suddenly

Walter Roquet, retired farmer, who has lived in Fremont for several years, died suddenly at his home last Sunday morning. Cause of death was a blood clot, and he passed away in his sleep.

Walter Arthur Roquet was born March 7, 1887 near Fremont and passed away at his home in Fremont, Nov. 25, 1945, at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 18 days.

He was the son of Lewis Cole and *Margaret Jane Roquet. He was married to Carrie Allman on Feb. 14, 1912. To this union were born three children, Mrs. G.E. Cornell of Ottumwa, Mrs. H.R. Hedlund of Packwood and Tech. Sgt. Walter Doyle Roquet of the U.S. air forces. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Effie.

Besides his wife and children, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hockett of Enterprise, Ore., and Mrs. C.O. Robbins of Martinsburg, Iowa; also five brothers, H.A. of Long Beach, Calif, C.A. of Hedrick, George of Fairbanks, Ira C. of Fremont, and Earl of Des Moines. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At an early age he united with the Christian church and then became a member of the Fremont Methodist church later in life. He was a kind friend and neighbor. He cared for his father in the latter's declining years. The father was laid to rest just two years before Walter.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Tuesday, Nov. 27 with Rev. R.A. Reed in charge. Pallbearers were Vernol Brand, Wm Lee, J.C. Olive, John Carter, Millard Blanchard and Ward Rhoads. Burial was in Cedar township cemetery.

* mother's maiden name Margaret Jane Yeoman





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