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Grover Cleveland Roberson

Grover Cleveland Roberson

Male 1884 - 1965  (80 years)

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  • Name Grover Cleveland Roberson 
    Born 15 Sep 1884  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jul 1965  Power, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1817  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2010 

    Father Fielding Roberson,   b. 21 May 1838, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1924, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Denbo,   b. 6 May 1857,   d. 26 Sep 1916, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1873  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Brown,   b. Abt 1884,   d. 6 Jun 1992, Great Falls, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 108 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1932  Great Falls, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F1076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1900 United States Federal Census Name: Grover C Roberson Home in 1900: Sterling, Crawford, Indiana Age: 15 Birth Date: Sep 1884 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to Head of House: Son Father's name: Fielding Roberson Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's name: Mary A Roberson Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Single Fielding Roberson 62 Mary A Roberson 43 Lillie J Roberson 22 Fannie L Roberson 18 Mann W Roberson 16 Grover C Roberson 15 Charles E Roberson 13 William F Roberson 11 Bertha M Roberson 9 Ruben R Roberson 7 George H Roberson 5 Irvin Roberson 2

      1910 United States Federal Census Name: Grover C Roberson Age in 1910: 25 Estimated birth year: 1885 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Son Father's name: Fielding Roberson Father's Birth Place: Indiana Mother's name: Mary A Roberson Mother's Birth Place: Indiana Home in 1910: Sterling, Crawford, Indiana Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Fielding Roberson 71 Mary A Roberson 52 Grover C Roberson 25 Reuben R Roberson 17 George H Roberson 15 Irvin E Roberson 12 Fanny L Longest 4

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Grover Cleveland Roberson County: Chouteau State: Montana Birth Date: 15 Sep 1884 Race: White FHL Roll number: 1684108

      WWI Civilian Draft Registrations Name: Robberson, Grover Cleveland Birth Date: 30 Sep 1884 City/County: Hooker State: NE Ethnicity: W

      1920 United States Federal Census Name: Grover C Roberson[George C Roberson] Home in 1920: Warland, Lincoln, Montana Age: 35 Estimated birth year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)[Head] Father's Birth Place: Indiana Mother's Birth Place: Indiana Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Grover C Roberson 35 Phillip Jones 26

      1930 United States Federal Census Name: Grover C Roberson Home in 1930: School District 47, Teton, MontanaView Map Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Head Race: White Grover C Roberson 45

      Social Security Death Index Name: Grover Roberson SSN: 517-40-3373 Last Residence: 59468 Power, Teton, Montana, United States of America Born: 15 Sep 1884 Died: Jul 1965 State (Year) SSN issued:

      Montana Death Index, 1860-2007 Name: Grover Roberson Age: 80 Estimated birth year: abt 1885 Death Date: 3 Jul 1965 Death County: Teton Residence County: Teton Marital Status: Married Or Separated (Married) Index Number: 3670 Source: Montana State Genealogical Society

      He homesteaded in Montana; went out there as a school teacher. Found out the boys had failed so many times that they were almost as old as him. Right away one of them challenged him to a fight, said he had whipped every teacher they had up until Grover. Grover took the challenge. They fought a long time and Grover finally won. The boy had broken some of Grover's ribs. Grover played ball with the other children so as not to let anyone know the boy had hurt him.

      I think he gave up teaching after one year. Then he would work up in Canada at the lumber mills in the winter to buy seed wheat and farm in the summer. He married his wife Frankie an employee of Yellowstone Park. There farming had grown. They raised wheat and mustard seed. The land was so dry they had to summerfile it.

      Plow and disc for one season to store moisture in the ground so they could plant the next year! I met them one time in the late 1940s. They were driving a 1936 Ford which had its 3rd engine in it. The car looked nice. They had 2 D model John Deere Tractors. Grover drove one; Frankie drove one. Much later they found Grover floating in his pond. We don't know for sure but we believe a natural death. Grover told us that his land was a glacier deposit. He had dug a well and the ground was top soil at 40 ft deep. He said he could still raise 60 bushel of wheat to the acre. When he first started it was 80 bushel. He said some of his neighbors were just then starting to use fertilize. He had not. He had plowed up 40 acres the year before that he had always used as pasture for one cow. He still had 40 acres that had never been plowed for his cow to graze in. (Roberson Family Stories August 2006-Remembered and written by: Jack Roger Roberson, b. 1931)