The O'Rouark Family

by Dominic Vautier
11-11


James Edward O'Rouark was born in Palms MI. in 1865.  James married Ellen (Nellie) Alexander who came from Southampton, Ont.  Nellie's father was Edward Alexander.  The two of them moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where James was employed there for most of his adult life as a surveyor and land manager for the U.S. Government.  They moved to Bellingham and after Ellen died James spent his last remaining years there, Washington under the care of his older daughter.

Their marriage produced two handsome boys, Gerald and Douglas and two stunningly beautiful daughters, Allegra and Elaine .  The older daughter, Allegra Catherine O'Rouark was my mother.  The oldest boy was Gerald O'Rouark who went to West Point, had one son Terence who had one daughter Nancy.  Douglas had five daughters whereas Allegra had three boys and one girl.  Elaine had only one son James. 

There is also a genealogy available. 

What follows is a collection of O'Rouark family photographs.

 


 

 

LtoR: Allegra Catherine, James Edward, Ellen Alexander, Douglas James, Gerald Alexander (Standing in back), Elaine in Dad's lap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Allegra, Gerald, and Douglass.

Allegra Catherine O'Rouark , James Edward O'Rouark, Ellen Alexander O'Rouark, Douglas James O'Rouark, Gerald Alexander O'Rouark (Standing in back), Elaine in Dad's lap

Allegra O'Rouark, Gerald O'Rouark, and Douglass O'Rouark

 

 

Gerald's graduation picture from West Point

Gerald O'Rouark's graduation picture from West Point

 

The O'Rouark women. Ellen Alexander O'Rouark with her daughters, Allegra and Elaine

The O'Rouark women. Ellen Alexander O'Rouark with her daughters, Allegra O'Rouark and Elaine O'Rouark

 

from tintype - Grandmother Nellie Alexander

grandmother Nellie Alexander (from tintype)

  

from tintype -  Ellen Alexander and James E. O'Rouark when they were first married.

 

Aunt Katie Rohrborn, Ellen Alexander's sister. Michigan

 

 

 

 

tintype -  Ellen Alexander and James E. O'Rouark when they were first married.

 

 

Aunt Katie Rohrborn, Ellen Alexander's sister. Michigan

 

 

Allegra's eighth grade picture.
She was a beauty.

 

 

Allegra O'Rouark and Gerald O'Rouark

Allegra O'Rouark's eighth grade picture.

 

Allegra and Gerald

Allegra O'Rouark baby

Allegra's baby picture

 

from Tintype Great Grandfather John Fisher - born 1822 Ireland

Tintype My Great Grandfather John Fisher - born 1822 Ireland

Gerald O'Rouark at U of I, Moscow, Idaho

Gerald at U of I, Moscow, Idaho

 

Terance O'Rouark, Gerald's only child

 

 

Terance O'Rouark high school     

 

Gerald O'Rouark,  High school, Coeur d'Alene

Gerald,  High school, Coeur d'Alene

 

Douglas and his wife Frances O'Rouark,

 

Douglas O'Rouark and his wife Frances O'Rouark

 

 

 

Ellen Alexander O'Rouark

 

Ellen Alexander O'Rouark

James E. O'Rouark taken in Marquette, Mi.

 

 

James E. O'Rouark taken in Marquette, Mi.

 

 

 

The O'Rouarks. Ellen O'Rouark, GeraldO'Rouark, DougO'Rouark, and AllegraO'Rouark. This picture was taken a few months before Elaine O'Rouark was born.

Ellen O'Rouark, GeraldO'Rouark, DougO'Rouark, and AllegraO'Rouark. This picture was taken a few months before Elaine O'Rouark was born.

From a tintype. John Fisher with his wife, Margret Wynn Fisher to the left and his sister, Phoebe Fisher Richardson to the right. Phoebe lived to the age of 99.

 

 

Allegra O'Rouark's 4th grade class picture taken at Byran School, Coeur d'Alene.  She is top row second from right.  Must have had a bad day.

 

 

 

 

Allegra's 4th grade class at Byran School,  She's actually smiling!

Allegra O'Rouark's 4th grade class at Byran School,  She's actually smiling!

 

From a tintype. John Fisher with his wife, Margret Wynn Fisher to the left and his sister, Phoebe Fisher Richardson to the right. Phoebe lived to the age of 99.

 

 

 

Allegra O'Rouark's 4th grade class picture taken at Byran School, Coeur d'Alene.  She is top row second from right.

 

Five ladies. Allegra O'Rouark is on the extreme right. Elaine O'Rouark is on the extreme left and Ellen O'Rouark is next to her.

Allegra O'Rouark is on the extreme right. Elaine O'Rouark is on the extreme left and Ellen O'Rouark is next to her