Category Archives: ROORK:

Grandpa Roork would have been 102 today!

If my grandfather Claud Franklin Roork was still alive today, he would have been 102 years old! Grandpa was born in Grandfield, Tillman, Oklahoma on May 15, 1911. He married my Grandmother Rachel Fay Sammon in Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Updated my Irish Roork page

I have just updated my Irish Roork surname page.

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No man is an island…especially when it comes to family history!

(Roork) “No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.” – John Donne It is also true that a family historian does not operate as an isolated researcher, but rather, as part … Continue reading

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Chronicling America

I recently had some luck in finding my 2nd Great-Grandfather Samuel Thomas ROORK and his family mentioned in The Tucumcari News and Tucumcari Times  at the Chronicling America website! From the website: “Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information … Continue reading

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Sammon Siblings: Flossie, Adell and Rachel

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Adell Ernest Sammon (1920-2013)

  I am sorry to announce the passing of Adell Sammon. He was my Grandmother Rachel’s younger brother. I received this obituary from his daughter Janet yesterday: “Adell Ernest Sammon, 92, of Marlow, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Marlow. … Continue reading

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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

I just found a wonderful site, with interactive historical county maps, where you can see how county boundaries have changed over time. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a wonderful tool for genealogists! My ROORK ancestors lived in the border areas … Continue reading

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