|Richard J. Roberts succumbs to Bright's Disease - Funeral Today|
Wilmore, PA. February 15, 1909. Following a protracted illness of Bright's Disease, Richard J. Roberts died Saturday morning, February 13, 1909, at his home in this place. Mr. Roberts was born March 19, 1843 and was a son of Owen W. and Margaret (Tibbot) Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bumford Roberts and the following children: Mrs William Lessenger of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Cora Helsel of Portage, PA; Pearl at home, and John of Turtle Creek, PA. Funeral services were conducted here this morning by the Rev. W. H. Spangler, pastor of the Wilmore United Brethren Church, after which the remains were taken overland to Ebensburg where they were interred in Lloyd Cemetery.
[NOTE: In 1880, Richard J. Roberts, oldest son of Owen Roberts, was living in Lucas Co., Iowa and his occupation was carpenter, according to the 1880 census.]