Christopher Columbus ROOKE Fannie Christine ROOKE Chris Columbus ROOKE Living ROOKE Living ROOKE Mary Lois RICE Bessie Estelle CLINTON Mini tree diagram

James Leonard ROOKE1,2,3,4,5,7,6,8

31st Mar 19351,2,3,4,5,6 - 11th Jun 20123,4,5

Life History

31st Mar 1935

Born in Rockport, Aransas, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6

31st Oct 2003

Death of Mary Lois RICE in Watauga, Carter, Tennessee.7,3,9

11th Jun 2012

Died in Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee.3,4,5

15th Jun 2012

Buried in Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee.4,5

Other facts


Married Mary Lois RICE


Birth of daughter Living ROOKE


Birth of daughter Living ROOKE


  • Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
    James Leonard Rooke
    Birth 31 Mar 1935 Aransas County
    Father's Name Chris C Rooke
    Mother's name Bessie Clinton

    James was enumerated in the 1940 census in his grandfather Clinton'shousehold, where his mother had moved with the children after she andJames' father Christopher Columbus Rooke divorced.

    1940 Federal Census, Aransas County, Texas, 9 May, Rockport Precinct2, District 4-4, page 5A, Liberty St, Hse #88, Owns $100
    Clinton, Jimmie Head M W 48 Married Grade 7 b Texas same place in 1935No Occup stated [b abt 1892]
    [other Clinton family members listed here]
    Rooke, Bessie daughter F W 30 Divorced H1 b Texas same place in 1935Seamstress, PWA Sewing Room [b abt 1910]
    Rooke, Fannie granddau F W 8 Grade 2 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt1932]
    Rooke, Chris Jr grandson M W 6 Grade 1 b Texas same place in 1935 [babt 1934]
    Rooke, James grandson M W 5 Grade 0 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt1935]

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    James L Rooke
    Birth Date 31 Mar 1935
    Phone Number 929-2956
    PO Box 156, Watauga, TN, 37694-0156 (1993)
    108 E 5th Av, Watuaga, TN, 37694 (1986)

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    James L Rooke
    Born 31 Mar 1935
    Died 11 Jun 2012
    SSN # issued Texas (1952)

    U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection
    James Rooke
    Residence Lakebridge Health Care Center, Tennessee
    Death 11 Jun 2012
    Source Location Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
    Spouse Mary Lois Rice Rooke
    Children Courtney Stark and husband John of Winston Salem, NC and ColJennifer Rooke of the Netherlands
    Parents Chris C. Rooke and Bessie Clinton Rooke
    Brothers and Sisters Chris Rooke
    Military Service U.S. Army

    Full Obituary:
    Obituary for James Rooke

    Mr. James Leonard Rooke, 77, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at JohnsonCity Medical Center. James was a resident of Lakebridge Health CareCenter before being hospitalized. A native of Rockport, Texas, he wasthe son of the late Chris C. and Bessie Clinton Rooke. James served inthe U.S. Army.

    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wifeMary Lois Rice Rooke; and brother Chris Rooke; and sister.

    He is survived by his two daughters, Courtney Stark and husband Johnof Winston Salem, NC and Col. Jennifer Rooke of the Netherlands;
    and granddaughter Delaney Stark of Winston Salem, NC.

    Memorials may be made to Mountain States Hospice 101 Med Tech Parkway,#100, Johnson City, TN 37604.

    A graveside service will be held, Thursday, 11am, at Mountain HomeNational Cemetery with Military Honors.
    --  unidentified newspaper, Johnson City, Tennessee,,

    James Leonard Rooke
    Birth Mar. 31, 1935
    Death Jun. 11, 2012
    Burial Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, WashingtonCounty, Tennessee, Plot: SECTION SS SITE 1091
    Created by Mr. Tom Aug 20, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #95697870,


  • 1. 1940 Federal Census, Aransas County, Texas
    • 9 May, Rockport Precinct 2, District 4-4, page 5A, Liberty St, Hse
  • 2. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 4. Obituary of James Leonard Rooke, unidentified newspaper, Johnson City,Tennessee,
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 7. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection,
  • 8. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
  • 9. Obituary of Mary Lois Rice Rooke, Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton,Tennessee, November 2, 2003

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