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Joseph Marion Roberts
Birth: Feb. 12, 1878
Madisonville
Madison County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1939
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Joseph Marion Roberts, born in Madisonville, Texas, moved in 1895 to the Texas Gulf Coast with his parents and siblings. He worked as a longshoreman in Galveston.

Joseph married Blanche Idella Williams of Coldspring, Texas, on November 7, 1903. Three children were born to Joseph and Blanche between 1904 and 1908.
They were:
Bennett James Roberts (1904-1989)
Charles Marion Roberts (1905-1906)
Clara Agnes Roberts Franz McClain (1908-2003)

In 1919, Joseph moved his family to Brunner, Texas, which was later was incorporated into the City of Houston in an area known as Houston Heights. Joseph worked as a shipbuilder in Galveston and then for the Houston Light & Power Company as a lineman electrician. He became a member of the I.B.E.W.U. #B66 in Houston.

Joseph and Blanche were devoted to family and friends and were very active in the West End Baptist Church in the Houston Heights.
Joseph died in Memorial Hospital on January 15, 1939, from complications following surgery. The Roberts family really never recovered from this sudden and unexpected death of their beloved husband, father and grandfather at the age of 60.

Joseph Marion is buried in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas. He is buried next to his wife, children, and other family members.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Middleton Breaker Roberts (1851 - 1935)
  Agnes Jane Hale Roberts (1852 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Blanche Idella Williams Roberts (1884 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Bennett James Roberts (1904 - 1989)*
  Charles Marion Roberts (1905 - 1906)*
  Clara Agnes Roberts Frantz McClain (1908 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Florence Roberts Lackey (1872 - 1900)*
  James Thomas Roberts (1874 - 1945)*
  Lucy Emma Roberts Vieno (1875 - 1952)*
  Susan Anna Irene Roberts Shaw (1876 - 1953)*
  Joseph Marion Roberts (1878 - 1939)
  Nora Lee Roberts Hurst (1879 - 1912)*
  Robert Franklin Roberts (1882 - 1946)*
  Charles Edwin Roberts (1882 - 1975)*
  William Clarence Claude Roberts (1884 - 1960)*
  Julia Roberts (1885 - ____)*
  Floyd Dickson Roberts (1886 - 1949)*
  Reuben Roberts (1889 - 1956)*
  Mattie Estelle Roberts Wooley (1892 - 1981)*
  Bertha Ola Roberts Kost (1894 - 1986)*
  Leon Douglas Roberts (1897 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father, Joseph M. Roberts
Feb 12, 1878 Jan 15, 1939
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Jo Roberts
Record added: Oct 09, 2009
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 Added: Mar. 8, 2010
 
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