Friday, March 25, 2011

Emma (Richmond) Roberts of Grand Rapids

Emma Richmond Roberts (1867 - 1945) was a Mayflower descendant through Silvester Richmond (3).

6084.  EMMA RICHMOND (8) (Benjamin T. 7, George 6, Edward 5, Perez 4, Silvester 3, Edward 2, John 1) was born September 15, 1867.  She married, June 21, 1886, William L. Roberts.  He was born September 22, 1863 [died 1935].  They resided at Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1896.

8000.  Benjamin H. Roberts 9, born April 3, 1887 [d. 1920]
8001.  Rex Richmond Roberts 9, born Feb. 22, 1890 [d. 1974]
8002.  Marian Esther Roberts 9, born March 12, 1894 [d. 1969]
[Also Merrill Roberts, son, born in 1904 after book was published]

United States Census, 1900
Name:     Benj H Roberts
Residence:     Tallmadge twp, Ottawa, Michigan
Birth Date:     Apr 1887
Birthplace:     Michigan
Parent     W L Roberts     M    
Parent     Emma Roberts     F    
      Benj H Roberts     M    
    Rex R Roberts     M    
    Mariam E Roberts     F    
    Abraham Vroidgindowey     M    
    George Smith     M    

United States Census, 1910
Name:     Emma V Roberts
Birthplace:     Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household:     Wife
Residence:     Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan
Father's Birthplace:     New York
Mother's Birthplace:     New York
Spouse     William Roberts     M     46y
      Emma V Roberts     F     42y
Child     Rex R Roberts     M     20y
Child     Miriam Roberts     F     16y
Child     Merrill Roberts     M     6y

United States Census, 1920
Name:     Benjamin H Roberts
Residence:     , Ottawa, Michigan
Estimated Birth Year:     1888
Age:     32
Birthplace:     Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household:     Son
Marital Status:     Single
Parent     William L Roberts     M     56y
Parent     Emma Roberts     F     52y
      Benjamin H Roberts     M     32y
    Merril E Roberts     M     16y

Marriage of Rex Roberts in 1914:

Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name:     Rex Roberts
Groom's Age:     24 years
Groom's Birth Date:     1890
Groom's Birthplace:     Ottawa Co, M
Bride's Name:     Eliza Mcconnell [d. 1968]
Bride's Age:     23 years
Bride's Birth Date:     1891
Bride's Birthplace:     Caledonia Twp, M
Marriage Date:     25 Jun 1914
Marriage Place:     Caledonia, Kent, Michigan
Groom's Father:     Wm L Roberts
Groom's Mother:     Emma Richmond
Bride's Father:     John Mcconnell
Bride's Mother:     Louise Lockwood
Reference Number:     v 4 p 41-69 rn 13905

Marriage of Miriam Roberts in 1917:

Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name:     Louis S. Wells [d. 1956]
Groom's Age:     26 years
Groom's Birth Date:     1891
Groom's Birthplace:     Mich.
Bride's Name:     Miriam E. Roberts
Bride's Age:     23 years
Bride's Birth Date:     1894
Bride's Birthplace:     Mich.
Marriage Date:     10 Aug 1917
Marriage Place:     Kent, Michigan
Groom's Father:     Fred Wells
Groom's Mother:     Ida Raymond
Bride's Father:     Wm. Roberts
Bride's Mother:     Emma Richmond
Reference Number:     item 3 p 283 rn 330
The Grand Rapids Press published an obituary for Alvan Wells, age 89, a fruit farmer, who died December 23, 2010.  He was the son of Louis and Miriam (Roberts) Wells.

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