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Matthias Crowe Roche (1876 - 1946)

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Matthias Crowe Roche
Born in Brownstown Township, Jackson, Indiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Jul 1902 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Matthias C. Roche, son of Mathias Croe Roach and Rhetta Edwards was born on 30 Aug 1876 in Brownstown Indiana, [1] along with a twin brother, Mason or L.C. on 1880 census. The family soon relocates to Hannibal Missouri,[2] where his father Mathias, died in 1884. The family then moves to Knox Illinois, where Mathias would marry Olive Edwards on 2 July 1902.[3] and raise at least four children, listed below.[4]
Matthias passed away on 16 August 1946, in Galesburg Illinois,[1] where he had lived for many years. working as a nightwatchman for the Victor Casket Hardware company. [5]
Children of Olive and Mathias Roche:
  1. Manson Roche b.1904
  2. Ernest Lyle Roche b.1907
  3. Glen Leroy Roche b.1910
  4. Lloyd George Roche b.1917


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 July 2015), Rhetta Edwards in entry for Matthias Croe Roche, 16 Mar 1946; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,991,239.
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 August 2015), Mathias C Roach in household of M C Roach, Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district 13, sheet 284B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0702; FHL microfilm 1,254,702.
  3. Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 November 2017), Matthias C. Roche and Olive Edwards, 02 Jul 1902; citing Henry, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,435,945.
  4. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2019), Mathias Roch, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 29, sheet 13A, line 7, family 339, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 527; FHL microfilm 2,340,262.
  5. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 July 2019), Mathias Roche, Ward 7, Galesburg, Galesburg Township, Knox, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48-30, sheet 15B, line 54, family 452, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 826.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2019), Matthis C Roche, Galesburg Ward 7, Knox, Illinois, United States; citing ED 173, sheet 4A, line 12, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 380; FHL microfilm 1,820,380.

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