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ROBERTS, Robert W.
|Johnstown Tribune, 19 Jun 1911, Contributed by Elizabeth B. Etzell|
|GRAND OLD MAN DIES|
ROBERT W. ROBERTS, PIONEER OF SOUTH EBENSBURG, PASSES AWAY.
The late Robert W. Roberts, who died last Thursday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Roberts, in South Ebensburg, was for 80 years a resident of Cambria Township and was one of the best known and highly respected men of the county. His death marked the end of an illness lasting a number of months, coming peacefully and while Mr. Roberts was surrounded by the members of his family. Death was due to disease incident to his advanced age.
Mr. Roberts was born in Angleshire, North Walles, August 16, 1825, and at the age of six years, with his parents came to the United States, intending to take up their residence in the state of Ohio. But being obliged to spend the winter in Ebensburg, the family took up their residence south of this place the following spring, where Mr. Roberts spent the remainder of his life as a farmer, retiring a few years ago. Mr. Roberts was the last of a family of four boys. He was married February 12, 1852, to Miss Rachel Jones, also of South Ebensburg, who died October 26, 1907. To this union were born 10 children, of whom four survive. They are Rees of Gomer, OH; and Robert S. and Timothy J. and Mrs John Bumford, all of South Ebensburg. Mr. Roberts is also survived by 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Public religious services were held at the home of his son, Robert S. Roberts, last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the Rev. J. T. Jenkins, until recently the pastor of the South Ebensburg Congregational Church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Mahon, pastor of the first Christian Church of Ebensburg, of which Mr. Roberts was for many years a member. Interment was made in Lloyd Cemetery at Ebensburg. The pallbearers were the Messers William W. Howell, Joseph O. Thomas, L. J. Hughes, Owen and John R. Jones, all of South Ebensburg, and Hugh Jones of Wilmore.
[NOTE: This obit was possibly published 20 Jun 1911.]