William C F Roche1

#733, (September 1843 - 31 October 1871)
RelationshipUncle of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*William Roche1 (c 1810 - )
Mother*Mary Ann Casey1 (c 1820 - 1859)
Birth*September 1843He was born in September 1843 at St. Louis, Missouri.2,1 
Baptism14 October 1843He was baptized on 14 October 1843 at Old Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri; (godmother poss. Margaret Rice.)2 
14 October 1850He appeared on the census of 14 October 1850 in the household of William Roche and Mary Ann Casey at 3rd Ward, St. Louis, Missouri, age 7, b. MO.3
9 July 1860He appeared on the census of 9 July 1860 in the household of William Roche at St. Louis, Missouri, age 16; (near Virginia Hotel.)4
Baptism27 December 1860He, the father's brother, sponsored the baptism of Andrew Stephen Casey on 27 December 1860.5 
1865He lived in 1865 at 53 N. 4th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.6 
1867He lived in 1867 at 3 S. 16th, St. Louis, Missouri.7 
1867He was a co-owner of "Roche, Boyce & McCabe, tobacco and com. mers. and whol. dealsers in cigars, tobacco, etc." in 1867 at 214 N. 2nd, St. Louis, Missouri.8 
1867He lived in 1867 at Missouri.9 
Death*31 October 1871He died on 31 October 1871 at 1317 Morgan, St. Louis, Missouri, at age 28.10,11 
Burial*1 November 1871He was buried on 1 November 1871 at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.12 


  1. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. age 16.
  2. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Montreal: Institut Généalogique Drouin, after 1940), Registre des Baptêmes De la Paroisse de St. Louis 1835-1844, p. 398 (img 215/249): "[margin] Wm Roche; [text] On the 14th of October 1843, I the undersigned baptized William C. Roche being three weeks old, son of William Roche & Mary Ann Casey. The Godfather was John Roche & Godmother Miss Margaret _____ [Rue? Rice?].". Online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William (40), merchant, b. Ireland, real est. $3850; Mary (30), b. Ireland; William (7), Mary (5/12), both b. MO.
  4. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. William (50), Dry Goods Store, b. Ireland.
  5. [S2314] St. Joachim's Church Parish Registers (Old Mines, Missouri). Baptism Record Book E-1, p. 116, no. 159, img. 896/1171. Andrew Stephen Casey, son of L W Casey and Sophia Roussin of Potosi, b. 4 Nov 1860, bapt. 27 Dec 1860 by T Cleary; sponsors Wm C F Roche and Mary Ellen Sullivan.
  6. [S58] Gould's St. Louis Directory , 1865, p. 585: William Roche, clothing, 53 N. 4th, res. same, and William Jr., salesman, William Roche, boards 53 N. 4th.
  7. [S318] Edwards' Annual Director in the City of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO.: Richard Edwards, published annually, 1867:670. The other owners were Joseph Boyce and Henry McCabe; res. 3 s. 16th.
  8. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory, 1867:670. The other owners were Joseph Boyce and Henry McCabe.
  9. [S318] Edwards St. Louis Directory, 1867 edition, p. 670.
  10. [S28] Missouri Death Records 1834/1850-1910/1931, online Ancestry.com, Registry of Deaths, p. 215, 1 & 2 Nov 1871, no. 5277. William C.F. Roche, 147 [blurred] Morgan, age 28, b. U.S., d. 31 Oct, cert. issued Nov 1, single, cause of death inflammation of brain probably abcess, Dr. E. H. Gregory, bur. Calvary, Geo. N. Lynch, undertaker.
  11. [S29] St. Louis City Death Records, 1850-1902, St. Louis Genalogical Association, compiler, online Ancestry.com, William F Roche, 1317 [original register is blurry, may be 147] Morgan, b. U.S., d. 31 Oct 1871, bur. Calvary Cemetery. Volume 4, p. 215, county library RDSL12, MO Archive C10370, SLGS roll 311.
  12. [S61] Calvary Cemetery Index of Names, online archstl.org, age 28, sec 2, row 111 (family plot).