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Vinton Eagle, January 28, 1890

Elizabeth Roberts

Died.--Tuesday, Jan 21, 1890 at the residence of T.J. Yerkes, Mrs. Roberts. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Medd. She was born in England, Aug. 20, 1813, and came to America with her parents in 1822, who settled in Indiana. She married Mr. Yerkes in 1833 by whom she had seven children--4 sons and 3 daughters. Mr. Yerkes died in 1855. She with her children moved to Benton county. In 1856 she married Mr. Roberts by whom she had two children--one son and one daughter. She was 20 years a widow. Her home during her widowhood was with her children, and for the last 16 years she made her home with her son Thomas at whose house she died. The funeral services were at the U.B. church, Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 o'clock p.m. Her remains were laid at rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.

{Submitter comment: Some obituaries of the people buried in the Prairie United Brethren Cemetery, Sec. 35, Taylor Township.}
Submitted on Aug 28, 1998 by
Thom Carlson,

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Emerson Roberts, of Shellsburg, Dies
Emerson roberts

Emerson Roberts, of Shellsburg, Dies

Benton County News

Special to Daily Times

Shellsburg-Emerson Roberts,died unexpectedly of a stroke at his home here Friday He was born in Ketchum, Ida., Jan. 2, 1895.

Surviving are his widow and one sister, Mae Thomas of Tucson, Ariz. He was a veteran of World War l. Funeral Services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Foursquare church here. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the Shellsburg American Legion post. Rev. Ertie Belcher will officiate.

The body is at the Fry and Holland funeral home in Vinton.

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long }

Submitted on 20-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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The Belle Plaine Union and Herald; Thursday, September 23, 1920
DEATH CAME IN FREEPORT, ILL. Mrs. Margaret E. Roberts, Victim of Bright's Disease. Had Lived Here All of Her Life Except Last Year.
Margaret E Roberts

Margaret E. Roberts, widow of the late T. M. Roberts, passed away at her home in Freeport, Ill., September 15th, 1920 at 11:15 a.m. after an illness of four days. Her demise was caused by Brights Disease and complications. She was the eldest daughter of Louis and Hannah Milversted and was born at Belle Plaine, Iowa on May 18, 1860 and at the time of her death she was 60 years, 3 months and 17 days of age. She had been a resident of this vicinity all her life up until one year ago when she moved to Freeport.

She was united in marriage to T. M. Roberts on December 15, 1879. Her husband preceded her in death two years. She was the mother of 7 children who were all present at her deathbed with the exception of Helen. The children are Mr. Martin Long, of this city; Mrs. Frank Warren of this city; Wm. Roberts of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Mrs. W. J. Whaley of Mason City; Fern and Leonard of Freeport, Ill. and Helen of this city. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. C. C. Weaver of Freeport, Ill. and six brothers, George of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Charles of Milwaukee, John of Belle Plaine; Wm. of Sioux City; Conrad of Fremont, Neb. and Gus Milverstead of Freeport; also by six grand children.

She was a woman of strong convictions and was blessed with a kind and tender disposition, was devoted to her family and was held in general respect by her friends and associates. Her days were trying and struggling, but she lived to see her children raised to be respected citizens and she has gone to her reward after a long and useful life.

Her departure has been a severe blow to her family and friends.

The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Long Saturday, September 17th at 2:30 in the afternoon and was in charge of the Rev. R. V. Porter, pastor of the Christ Methodist Episcopal Church. Music was rendered by a mixed quartette and Mrs. W. R. Craig rendered a solo "Face To Face" after which the body was laid to rest in Oak Hill.

The pall bearers were D. Wright, J. A. Wheeler, M. Hoffman, M. Greenlee, O. Wright, Frank Martin.

A number of relatives from a distance were present for the funeral.

{Submitter comment: submitted by volunteer - no family relation}
Submitted on Feb 15, 2004 by
Ann Archer-Cogan,

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