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Jonathan William Roberts
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1821
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1912
Morris Plains
Morris County
New Jersey, USA


ROBERTS.--On Friday, Nov. 1, 1912, at his home, "Glenbrook," Morris Plains, N. J., Jonathan W. Roberts, in his 92nd year. Funeral services at his late residence on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 A. M. Carriages will be in waiting at Morris Plains Station upon the arrival of the train leaving Hoboken at 9:15. It is requested that no flowers be sent.

Published in the New York Times on Sunday, November 3, 1912.

Death of the State Historical Society's President

On November 1st last the venerable President of the New Jersey State Historical Society, Jonathan William Roberts, died at his residence at Morris Plains, aged ninety-one years. He had long been in failing health. Some forty-five years ago Mr. Roberts retired from active mercantile life in New York city, and began to identify himself with patriotic and historical organizations. It was through his instrumentality that the Washington Society of New Jersey was revived, that Washington's headquarters in Morristown was restored to its former state and additional land about the premises acquired to make it more nearly resemble what it had been in the days when it sheltered the Father of his Country. For twelve years past he was the honored President of the State Historical Society, and since 1887 the President of the Washington Society of New Jersey. He was for many years President of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church at Morristown, and was chairman of its building committee when the structure was erected in the seventies. He was on of the founders and at one time the President of the Morristown Y. M. C. A.

Published in the Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol II, pages 70-71.
Family links: 
  William Martin Roberts (1791 - 1869)
  Maria Elizabeth Mack Roberts (1800 - 1873)
  Mary E. King Roberts (1832 - 1894)
  Maria Elizabeth Roberts Maine (1819 - 1847)*
  Jonathan William Roberts (1821 - 1912)
  Francis Henry Roberts (1823 - 1830)*
  George Clinton Roberts (1826 - 1896)*
  James Little Roberts (1828 - 1917)*
  Albert Francis Roberts (1833 - 1899)*
  Delia Jane Roberts (1834 - 1839)*
  Harriet Ann Roberts Hatch (1836 - 1867)*
  Benjamin Franklin Roberts (1839 - 1921)*
  Altha Jane Roberts Brown (1842 - 1873)*
  Arthur St. Clair Roberts (1844 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Green-Wood Cemetery
Section 36, Lot 12240
Jonathan William Roberts
September 1, 1821,
November 1, 1912.
Mary King
Beloved wife of Jonathan W. Roberts,
Entered upon life celestial
January 23, 1894 in her 62nd year.
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 12240 Section 36
Created by: Padgett Researcher Ruth ...
Record added: Jul 03, 2010
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Jonathan William Roberts
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Jonathan William Roberts
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Jonathan William Roberts
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Remembering my gg-uncle.
- Padgett Researcher Ruth the Sleuth
 Added: Jan. 18, 2014

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