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William Roberts

William Roberts

Male 1839 - 1920  (81 years)

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  • Name William Roberts 
    Born 28 Jun 1839  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1920  Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sandusky Cemetery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I267  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2010 

    Family Emma Marie,   b. 16 Apr 1838, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1912, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. John H. Roberts,   b. 27 Jun 1862, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1944, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Edmund Roberts,   b. 11 Apr 1867, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1903, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     3. Hester Roberts,   b. Abt 1870
     4. David Roberts,   b. 1 Jan 1873, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1933, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Elizabeth "Eliza" Roberts,   b. 5 Feb 1877, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1934, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • William and Emma Roberts, dissatisfied with the crowded conditions in Manchester, England, decided to bring their children and come to the land of opportunity. As William had worked in the coal mine in England, they settled in the coal fields of Pennsylvania where he found employment. Living at Johnstown, they found conditions to be very satisfactory. Work was plentiful and the family was happy until tragedy struck. They were trapped in the Johnstown flood; and although their lives were spared they lost practically all of their possessions. They were fortunate, however, as neighbors and friends lost their lives.

      As a result of this experience, they turned their eyes westward to the coal fields of central Illinois, where some of their English friends had already settled. In the course of events the Roberts family settled near Westville and became acquainted with Hugh, America, Harvey and Dock Blakeney. During the latter part of the nineteenth century, the two families became closely associated by the marriage of the Roberts daughter E1iza to Dock Blakeney.

      1900 United States Federal Census Name: William Roberts [William Roberta] Home in 1900: Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Age: 60 Birth Date: Jun 1839 Birthplace: England Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1881 Relationship to Head of House: Head Father's Birthplace: England Mother's Birthplace: England Spouse's name: Emma M Marriage Year: 1859 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 41 Residence : Westville & Himrod Villages, Vermilion, Illinois William Roberts 60 Emma M Roberts 60 William Roberts 17

      1910 United States Federal Census Name: William Roberts Age in 1910: 70 Estimated birth year: abt 1840 Birthplace: England Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth place: England Mother's Birth Place: England Spouse's name: Emma Home in 1910: Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Year of Immigration: 1888 William Roberts 70 Emma Roberts 71