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Charles Edgar Roake family papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-108
Identifier: SFHL-SC-108


This collection includes photostatic copies of the birth certificate of Joseph Roake, and of other members of the Roake family. Also included is a photostatic copy of the journal of Joseph Roake. These materials appear in Charles Edgar Roake's book, The Journal of Joseph Roake, published in 1954.


  • Creation: 1739-1795


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Edgar Roake was born in 1885, the son of John and Susan (Hart) Roake. He was an instructor of chemistry at Syracuse University. His great-grandfather, Joseph Roake, was an English Quaker. Born in 1739, he was the son of Joseph and Sarah Roake. He married Mary Coleridge, a non-Quaker. Together they moved to Westchester County in New York State. Joseph Roake died in 1829.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (6 folders.))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Charles E. Roake. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1955.

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