Father McRoberts was born in Fleming Co., Kentucky, January 10th, 1804, and consequently if he had lived to see the 10th, of the coming Jan. he would have been 76 years of age. He was married to Miss Margery Smith in Fleming county, Kentucky, July 29th, 1830, and removed to the State of Indiana during that year. He was citizen of the State for several years and then removed to Illinois and resided there about two years, when he removed to Linn Co., Iowa, in May, 1837. In the year 1858 he came to Tama county, and since that time has been a citizen of this county, and has had much to do in connection with the early history of Toledo, and was widely and well know in the county. He was regarded as a man of high integrity and much worth of character. The compassion of his life preceded him to the other world but a few years age. He leaves behind him five children, three sons and two daughters, and their families, and a large circle of friends to cherish his memory.
His Funeral Services took place a his late residence on Friday, the 26th, inst., and were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Stickle of Toledo. The text of Scripture used on the occasion was, John VIII, 51, “Verilly, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death.” The blessed Saviour has opened up the way, through the portals of the tomb to endless life and happiness for all those who put their trust in him and keep his commandments.