Jared Starr BABCOCK

Male 1838 - 1910


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Jared Starr BABCOCK 
    Born  2 May 1838  Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Jan 1910  New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jared Starr Babcock, inventor of the game of roque, died at his home in New York.
      New York, Jan. 13. Jared Starr Babcock, the first principal of the first evening high school In New York, the Inventor of the game of roque and a stationer, died in his home, No. 2083 Fifth avenue, on Sunday of pneumonia. He was born in Newark and was 72 years old.
      Mr. Babcock was graduated from the College of the City of New York. and immediately became a teacher in the New York public schools. He later became a principal and was transferred to the evening high school when it was started. He remained there for 25 years. Then he went into the stationery business at No. 56 Pine street, where he continued ever since.
      He invented the game of roque, which is a scientific form of croquet. It is played with shorter mallets and there are cushions on the side of the court. He ingenuously derived the name for the game by dropping the first and last letters of the word croquet. He was the first president and a member until the time of his death of the Marthas Vineyard Roque club. He was an expert at the game. For two years he was the president of the Harlem club and was a director in the New York Ophthalmic hospital at Twenty-third street and Third avenue. He was also a charter member of the City College chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He is survived by a widow, a son and a daughter.
    Person ID  I2423  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  10 May 2019 

    Family  Mary W. LOWREY,   b. 14 Feb 1841, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1913, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Nov 1867  New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lowrey BABCOCK,   b. 19 Aug 1868, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frederick Stanton BABCOCK,   b. 8 Jan 1871, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1871, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mabel BABCOCK,   b. 1 Jul 1872, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1888, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Harry Vandeburgh BABCOCK,   b. 1 Nov 1874, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1935, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F855  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ROQUE THE HEART AND ESSENCE OF CROQUET. Professor Jacobus Writes on the New" 'Croquet. Charles Jacobus of Springfield, Mass., has in the current number of Collier's Weekly an illustrated paper upon The New Croquet. Speaking of the new name, roque, he says: "This unique and fitting name was invented by Jared S. Babcock of New York city i--The first and the last let-ter were dropped from the word croquet, leaving (pronounced roke). so that in derivation, as in fact, it is the heart and essence of croquet."