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Phillip Agustus Roche

Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Roche and Beatrice Alethia Roche
Husband of Maude Maxfield Roche
Father of Carl Leopold Roche; <private> Walker (Roche); Beryl Anita Tomlinson; <private> Powell (Roche); <private> Weller (Roche) and 4 others
Brother of Violet Eulalia (Lallie) Roche; Ruby Louise Roche; Helen Eugenia (Lyn) Roche; Gwendolyn (Gwen) Roche and Juanita Theresa Eunice (Nita) Roche

Occupation: planteer
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About Phillip Agustus Roche

Phillip A. Roche attended Tuskegee Normal School (now Tuskegee University) between 1913 and 1915 and knew the founder Booker T. Washington, and George W. Carver ( the peanut man). He operated a restaurant in Havana, Cuba, but was forced out by the revolution in 1917. After that, he was self-employed for the remainder of his life. At the height of his career he cultivated eight properties for a total of about 700 acres of bananas, coconuts, a few cattle, and various other animals. His major homestead was at Bishop, Bonny Gate, in ST.Mary where all of his children were born. Bishop had little or no economic enterprise, it was essentially a homestead consisting of about 50 acres of land on which banana, coconut, coffee, chocolate, sugar cane, breadfruit,mangoes, star-apple, rose-apple, guava, oranges, grapefruit, limes, lemons,papas, plaintans, pimento, tamerin, soursop, jackfruit, cows, horses,mules, donkeys,goats, pigs, and chickens were cultivated and raised for home consumption. Household help consisted of a cook, a washer,an ironer,a house cleaner,one nurse-maid for each three children, a gardener, a house-man, a chauffer for the family car, and one each for the two trucks. Each of the eight properties had an overseer and as many other employees as were necessary to keep the land productive. Before the arrival of the deadly Panama Disease, he sold six or seven hundred stems (bunches) of bananas each week, several thousand of coconuts, hundreds of gallons of milk, a steer or two, maybe a pig, and in season several hundred pounds of pemento and some chocolate. Those were the good old days.

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Phillip Agustus Roche's Timeline

April 1893
January 1, 1917
- 1960
Age 23
B.W.I., Jamaica
Age 24
Age 33
January 7, 1931
Age 37
St Mary, Jamaica