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Benjamin Franklin Roberts
Birth: Jun. 12, 1853
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1935
Hazelton
Barber County
Kansas, USA

B. F Roberts Passes
---B. F. Roberts passed away at his home here Saturday, after a long illness. Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist Church, Rev. S.E. Dorsett officiating. Interment was made in the Rosehill Cemetery.

OBITUARY
---Benjamin Franklin Roberts was born in Adams County, Illinois June 12, 1853 and departed this life August 17, 1935, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 5 days.
---At an early age he moved with his parents to Knox County, Missouri. In 1884 he was united in marriage to Lucy J. Allen. To this union seven children were born: Linzie of Richland, Missouri; Mrs. Florence Dudley of La Plata, Missouri; Edward of Rago; Walter of Hazelton; Mrs. Lille Schumaker of La Crosse, Missouri; Clarence of Winfield, and Bennie of Hazelton. The five sons being present at the funeral with the daughters unable to be here.
---Mr. and Mrs. Roberts celebrated their fifty first anniversary of their marriage on February 17; he being the first death in the immediate family.
---In 1909 the family came to Kansas locating in Harper County before moving to Hazelton, where they have since made their home. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, seven children, twenty-six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, one sister, one half-brother, and three half-sisters besides a host of other relatives and friends.
---He became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of __ years, later being baptized in the Baptist Church. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather.

LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri
---Friends of this community were sorry to hear of the death of Benjamin Franklin Roberts of Kansas as he formerly lived in this community. He was born in Adams County, Ill., June 12, 1853 and departed this life Aug. 17, 1935 being at the time of his death 82 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was united in marriage to Lucy Allen in 1884. To this union seven children were born, Mrs. Florence Dudley of LaPlata, Mrs. Walter Shumaker of LaCrosse, Edward, Walter, Bennie and Clarence all of Kansas and Linzie of Richland, Mo. The five sons being present at the funeral, the two daughters being unable to attend. He leaves to mourn, his wife, 26 grandchildren, 2 great grand children, one brother and one sister, one half brother and three half sisters. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Kansas. Burial was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Sheldon Roberts (1823 - 1903)
  Permelia Rebecca White Roberts (1825 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Jane Allen Roberts (1866 - 1946)*
 
 Children:
  Linzie Sheldon Roberts (1885 - 1964)*
  Duretta Florence Roberts Dudley (1886 - 1957)*
  William Edward Roberts (1887 - 1956)*
  Walter Ray Roberts (1890 - 1962)*
  Lillie May Roberts Shumaker (1892 - 1980)*
  Clarence Allen Roberts (1897 - 1972)*
  Benjamin Albert Roberts (1899 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  James E. W. Roberts (1847 - ____)*
  George Washington Roberts (1849 - 1930)*
  Erastus Edward Roberts (1851 - 1933)*
  Benjamin Franklin Roberts (1853 - 1935)
  William Henry Roberts (1856 - 1953)*
  Florence Addie Roberts (1858 - 1859)*
  Anna Amanda Roberts Smallwood (1861 - 1936)*
  Sarah Jane Roberts (1864 - ____)*
  Daniel Lewis Roberts (1865 - ____)*
  Mary Ettie Roberts (1867 - ____)*
  John Pendelton Roberts (1868 - 1954)**
  Elizabeth M. Roberts Parry (1871 - 1951)**
  Alfred Nelson Roberts (1873 - 1873)**
  Almyra Roberta Roberts Perry (1877 - 1945)**
  Marion Douglas Roberts (1878 - 1885)**
  Everett Frederick Roberts (1883 - 1940)**
  Mishie Divinia Roberts Burkhart (1885 - 1962)**
  Samuel Hubbard Roberts (1887 - 1950)**
  Infant Roberts (1888 - 1888)**
  Ora Susan Roberts Bonifield (1889 - 1977)**
  Beamon Elsa (Ellison) Roberts (1890 - 1985)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery
Hazelton
Barber County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Genealogy Bug Kate
Record added: Feb 23, 2007
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Benjamin Franklin Roberts
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