Here is some information that will tie them together:
Downing Mortuary Information
Name: Charles Royse
Date of Birth: June 30, 1854 Age 71 years 9 mos 1 day
Birthplace: Pulver, Iowa [no such place, probably Pella]
Name of Father: Peter Royse
Birthplace of Father: Marion Co. Iowa [this is where they were living in 1858-70]
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary A. Goody
Birthplace of Mother: Marion Co. Iowa [this is where they were living in 1858-70]
Place of Death: County of Furnas, Township of Beaver City, Village of Beaver City, City of Beaver City
Full Name: Peter Royce
Personal and Statistical Particulars
Sex: Male; Color: White; Date of Birth: April 4, 1829; Age: 79 years 11 months 13 days; [Marital Status]: Married; Birthplace: Oxford Ohio
Name of Father: Samuel Royce; Birthplace of Father: - - -
Maiden Name of Mother: Carmickel; Birthplace of Mother: Kentucky
Occupation: Retired Mechanic
Informant: Carrie Royce; Address: Beaver City, Nebr.
Medical Certificate of Death: Death of Death: Mar 17, 1909
I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Jan 1909 to Mar 17 1909 that I last saw him on Mar 16 1909 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 4 pm. The cause of death was as follows: Arterio Sclerosis
Signed: A. Copeland, MD; Beaver City, Neb.
So far, I have not had much luck tracing the parents of Peter Royse. There was a Samuel Royse living in Butler County, OH at the time. However, he is supposed to have married a Martha Nichol 3 Feb 1829 and they are supposed to have had a sons born in 1830 and 1840, so it is hard to tell who is who in the 1830 and 1840 Census listing.
The parents of Mary Angeline Goody, wife of Peter Royse, were Evan L. Goody and Julia F. Myers. I have traced her ancestry a few generations back.
A couple of interesting tidbits:
* The second wife of Peter Royse was an older sister of the wife of his son Charles.
* The Royses and Melroys lived near the Earps in Red Rock, Marion County, IA.
I would be glad to share information.
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