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Stephen Albert Roberson

Stephen Albert Roberson

Male 1854 - 1932  (77 years)

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  • Name Stephen Albert Roberson 
    Born 4 Aug 1854  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Mar 1932  Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wheatland Cemetery, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3280  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2015 

    Father George William Roberson,   b. 10 Dec 1815, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1899, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah A. Kintner,   b. 11 Sep 1810, Washington, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1888, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1834  Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susan Adeline Roberts,   b. 31 Mar 1859, Clark, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1890, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1878  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Medora Roberson,   b. 8 Jan 1880, Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1965, Alpine, Brewster, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Willard Miles Roberson,   b. 26 Sep 1882, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Catherine Roberson,   b. 6 May 1884, Birdseye, Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976, Gibson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Teresa York,   b. 27 Jul 1868, Dubois, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1905, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1891  Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Zola Mamie Roberson,   b. 31 Jul 1893, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1986, Hancock, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Stephen Dale Roberson,   b. 26 Jan 1898, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1937, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. William Andrew Roberson,   b. 22 Oct 1899, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1996, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     4. Ruby Ruth Roberson,   b. 5 Dec 1901, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1965, Pike, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary F. Roll,   b. Abt 1878, Washington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jul 1905  Floyd, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Name: Steaven A. Roberson Age: 26 Birth Year: abt 1854 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1880: Sterling, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Susan A. Roberson Household Members: Name Age Steaven A. Roberson 26 Susan A. Roberson 20 Dora A. Roberson 5m

      Name: Stephen A Roberson Age: 46 Birth Date: Aug 1853 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1900: Washington, Pike, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Nancy T Roberson Marriage Year: 1878 Years Married: 22 Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Household Members: Name Age Stephen A Roberson 46 Nancy T Roberson 31 Willard Roberson 17 Katie S Roberson 16 Zola M Roberson 6 Stepen D Roberson 2 William S Roberson 6/12

      Stephen A. Roberson, one of the best citizens of this county, passed away at his home at Alford at 10 o'clock in the evening at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 1 day. He had been in failing health for the past several months. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Claude Hayes at the Alford church yesterday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock and the body was taken to the Smyra Cemetery at Wheatland for interment.

      A friend furnished this obituary:

      Stephen Albert Roberson was the son of William and Sarah Kinter Roberson and was born at Grantsburg, Indiana, August 4, 1853 and departed this life March 5, 1932. He was the youngest and last of a family of eleven children. Early in life he educated himself for the profession of teaching. After having taught in the district schools of Crawford County for some two or three years, he purchased a farm, giving up his work as a teacher. At this time he married Miss Adda Roberts of Grantsburg and to this union three children were born all of whom survive him; Mrs. Alice Shoemaker of Shamrock, Texas, Willard A. Roberson of Osage, Okla, and Mrs. Kate Onyett of Oakland City.

      In 1889 he moved his family to Wheatland, Ind. After living there about a year, his wife died March 31, 1890. On January 25, 1891 he was again united in marriage to Miss Nannie York of Odon, Daviess County. To this union 6 children were born, four of whom survive namely: Mrs. Zola Thompson, of Findley, Ohio, Dale and William Roberson of Petersburg and Mrs. Ruby Fair also of Petersburg. Shortly after his second marriage Mr. Roberson purchased a farm in Pike County from the late George Chamberlain and moved his family to this property in 1891 where he carried on his farm operations until 1901. At this time he disposed of a portion of his personal effects, rented his farm to a neighbor and moved his family to the sparsely settled state of Oklahoma. While there he homesteaded and proved his claim to a quarter section of prairie land. Immediately after getting title to his land, he sold a portion and sold off his livestock and farm implements also.

      With the proceeds of this sale he established a general store with a hotel in connection, serving the ranchmen and settlers for a number of miles around. As the store and hotel business grew, the need for a post office became apparent and the son, Willard, who was about 19 years old, with his father, rode horseback over the prairie, day after day, finally securing enough signatures to a petition to have a post office established. In recognition of the efforts of the son, the ranchmen suggested that the post office be named the Willard post office. This was done and the father was appointed its first postmaster, in which capacity he served until 1904. Realizing the lack of educational and social advantages for his family, he became dissatisfied, sold out his holdings and returned to his farm east of Petersburg.

      About a year after their return to Pike County death again invaded the home taking away the wife and mother. The father was left with the care of his four small children, the youngest of whom was only 3 years of age, added to his other responsibilities. About twenty seven years ago he was married to Miss Mary Roll of Fredricksburg, Ind. No children were born to this union and the widow with the seven children by former marriages, several grandchildren and a host of friends are left to mourn his passing. Mr. Roberson was a charter member of the local order of Redmen and through his death. S. A. Roberson was a life long Republican and although well qualified to care for the duties of any office, he was content to leave the field to others, but remained a staunch believer in party principals throughout his life. About 27 years ago, he was converted and joined the Methodist Church at Alford and remained a true Christian and church worker the rest of his life. When the Alford church was rebuilt some six or seven years ago, he not only contributed money to this cause, but gave his labor as well. In passing, the Alford community loses one of the best known residents. Springing from pioneer stock, he was of unquestionable courage, was quick to champion a righteous cause, and yet was broadminded enough to see an issue from every angle. He was a model citizen, true to all his obligations and friendships, and in his passing the family loses a kind and loving husband and father. They have the sympathy not only of his countless friends in Pike Co., but in every place where he resided