Son of James Gilbert and Caroline Matilda (Clark) Roe, Sr.
Born: March 8, 1860 in Cornwall, Orange County, New York.
Died: March 12, 1913 in Nassau, Bahama Islands.
Education: July 6, 1881 - Graduated from Williams College, Massachusetts.
Occupation: Taught polytechnical Institute in Brooklyn; Hill School of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pastor Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth and Dallas Texas before engaging in missionary work w/Indians Missionary, Indian Reservations, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
1870 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York.
1900 - Seeger Colony School, Union, Washita County, Oklahoma.
Married: Mary Wickham Roe Unknown in Unknown.

He and Mary were first cousins.

NOTE: Not with family in 1880 census.

1870 Census

1870 Census
name: Walter C Roe
estimated birth year: 1861
gender: Male
age in 1870: 9y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: New York
home in 1870: New York, United States
Household Gender Age
James G Roe M 46y
Caroline M Roe F 40y
Ellen M Roe F 17y
Elizabeth C Roe F 13y
William E Roe M 11y
Walter C Roe M 9y
James G Roe M 7y
Peter E Roe M 1y
Caroline W Roe F 5y
Ann E Roe F 55y

1900 Census

1900 Census
name: Walter C Roe
titles & terms:
residence: Union Township (north half), Washita, Oklahoma Territory
birth date: Mar 1860
birthplace: New York
relationship to head of household: Self
spouse: Mary W Roe
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace: New York
father: Alfred C Roe
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: New York
mother: Emma W Roe
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: New York
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: Walter C Roe
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 13
estimated marriage year: 1887
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
enumeration district: 0210
page: 20
sheet letter: A
family number: 376
reference number: 23
film number: 1241342
image number: 00849
Household Gender Age
Walter C Roe M
spouse Mary W Roe F
parent Alfred C Roe M
parent Emma W Roe F
Mary Jensen F
Floss A Cherry M
Annie Brooker F

Chronicles of Oklahoma Vol 18 No 3 September, 1940 The Missionary Work of the Reformed (Dutch) Church in America in Oklahoma by Richard H Harper

Dr. Roe's health had become so impaired by tuberculosis that his only promise of continued service was through life in the open. April, 1897, found Mr. Wright's wish granted, with Dr. and Mrs. Roe added to the missionary force among the Indians of the Seger district.

For many months there was no house for the missionaries. They lived in a tent, and learned many lessons which would be of value to them later.

A stone parsonage was built, west of the church, and into it the Roes moved in the winter of 1897-8. What a haven the new home was! Especially was it appreciated in view of the fact that, the previous summer, Dr. Roe had suffered from a serious attack of typhoid fever, followed by relapses. Mrs. Roe was his faithful nurse.

The Rev. Walter C. Roe was graduated from Williams College, and received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from his alma mater.

Dr. Walter C. Roe was called to join the many Indians who had preceded him to the Home above where there is no sin, nor sickness, where no wintry blasts nor stinging sand storms come. He went home to God from Nassau, Bahama Islands,—whither he had gone in an attempt to recuperate, - on March 12, 1913.

Missionary Review of the World, Vol 36
Walter C Roe, of Oklahoma
The American Indians have lost a faithful friend and a noble, efficient missionary by the death of Rev. Walter C Roe, D.D., on March 12th, at the age of 53. Dr. Roe was graduated at Williams College in 1881, and after taking his theological course at Rutger's Seminary, New Brunswick, went to a pastorate in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1897, he was called by the Woman's Board of Domestic Missions of the Reformed Church in America to take up missionary work among the Cheyennes and Arapahoes of Oklahoma and Indian Territory. He became superintendent of this mission in 1903, and with his noble and capable wife, rendered great and lasting service to the American Indians. Some years ago failing health compelled him to give up the more active service, but he kept up his oversight of the mission to the end. Dr. Roe will be long remembered as a most cosecrated worker and effective missionary.