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Reuben Russell Roberson

Reuben Russell Roberson

Male 1893 - 1959  (66 years)

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  • Name Reuben Russell Roberson 
    Born 2 Mar 1893  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1959  Brule, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1826  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2016 

    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 Edna Lula Seaton,   b. 19 Jun 1894, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1961, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1913  Mt. Carmel, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amzel Nadine Roberson,   b. 16 Jan 1914, Mt. Carmel, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2003, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Chester Lloyd Roberson,   b. 13 Sep 1916, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 2008, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. Janet Marie Roberson,   b. 3 May 1919, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1986, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Wanda Myrl Roberson,   b. 30 Jul 1921, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 2012, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Norman Lee Roberson,   b. 30 Sep 1923, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 2002, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Howard Dale Roberson,   b. 28 Dec 1925, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 2007, Rapid City, Pennington Co., South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Son Roberson,   b. 26 Dec 1929, Great Falls, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1929, Great Falls, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Rodger Joseph Roberson,   b. 4 Mar 1932, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1980, Oklawaha, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     9. M.E. Roberson
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F1081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • (Roberson Family Stories August 2006-Remembered and written by: Jack Roger Roberson, b. 1931)

      Ruben followed the tradition of his father, he had 15 children (he had 9...one of which died at birth...so 8 that lived). Besides my grandfather James, I knew Ruben better than any of his siblings. He once went to Montana to farm. I think he worked mostly for his brother Grover. The whole family went and they moved in a model T Ford truck. The engine gave out on the trip. They bought parts and pulled into a vacant field and overhauled it and then continued the trip.

      During the World War II people were frozen on their jobs. If you quit they threatened to draft you in the army. Rube was working at the Charlestown, Indiana munitions Plant helping on construction. He wanted out of there very much. Finally they came around and said they would have a layoff the coming payday. Rube said put me in that layoff. When payday came they said they had changed it. It would be next payday. Rube reminded them he wanted to be in it. The next payday, the same thing happened and again and again until one day he told them "This time I am going ". When they came by and told him not that week he threw his hammer into the asbestos siding he was installing and it went all the way thru the wall and thru the building and thru the wall on the other side. They fired him, and he said I told you I was going.

      I loved my uncle Rube so much I have nothing but fond memories of him. He ate his breakfast bacon very rare. He had a heart attack in his 50s. He said he threw up whole pieces of bacon that morning with not a tooth mark on them. He dieted and lived several years after that.

      From: Lark Reasor; Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010; Ron, Thanks for the attachments and links. I followed a path from your site to the family group of Reuben Russell ROBERSON and Edna Lula SEATON. The list of children has some mistakes you maybe interested in; My husband had gone to one or two when he was a boy. Your cousin in-law Lark

      Reuben Russell ROBERSON and Edna Lula SEATON children: Full names, with corrected and missing children in birth order.

      1- Amzel Nadine ROBERSON b. 16 Jan 1914 Mt. Carmel, Wabash, Illinois, d.27 May 2003 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.
      2- Chester Lloyd ROBERSON b. 13 Sep 1916 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, d. about 2008
      3- Janet Marie ROBERSON b. 3 May 1919 , Crawford Co., Indiana, d.31 Dec 1986 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.
      4- Wanda Myrl ROBERSON [ living ]
      5- Norman Lee ROBERSON b. 30 Sep 1923 , Crawford Co., Indiana, d.7 May 2002 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.
      6- Howard Dale ROBERSON b. 28 Dec 1925 , Crawford Co., Indiana, d.30 Oct 2007 South Dakota.
      7- (son) ROBERSON b. 26 Dec 1929 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, d. 1929 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana (infant).
      8- Rodger Joseph ROBERSON b.4 Mar 1932 , Crawford Co., Indiana, d.16 Oct 1980 Oklawaha, Florida.
      9- Mary Eloise ROBERSON