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Emma Marie

Emma Marie

Female 1838 - 1912  (74 years)

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  • Name Emma Marie 
    Born 16 Apr 1838  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 May 1912  Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sandusky Cemetery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I268  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2011 

    Family William Roberts,   b. 28 Jun 1839, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1920, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 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 17 May 2020 
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.