|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1834, Wales|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1902|
Arizona Journal – Miner, Prescott, Arizona
Friday, April 11, 1902
E. I. Roberts Death
Although sick for years, death came last evening at a few minutes past 7 o'clock rather unexpectedly to E. I. Roberts, an old timer of this section. Deceased had been affected with lung trouble for a great many years, but was able to be around until a month ago when his health began to fail quite rapidly. He was able to be down town on Wednesday and even yesterday walked out in the yard. About half past six o'clock his condition was noticed to be alarming and absent members of the family were hastily summoned and scarcely had they reached there when he breathed his last.
He and his wife had planned to go to Congress within a day or two in the hopes of obtaining relief for him, but relief came in another and unexpected form.
Mr. Roberts was born in Wales and early in life emigrated to Australia, where his children were born and where his first wife died.
With his little children, four in number, he returned from Australia, married his present wife and in 1870 settled in the state of Kansas, remaining there for five years, when he came to Arizona with his family, being a member of the Callen party.
Even at this time he was a severe sufferer with lung trouble and it was not thought that he could live long. The climate however was a benefit to his health and he no doubt added a great many years to his life by his removal to Arizona.
Deceased was 68 years of age and was a highly respected citizen of the community and a devout and consistent member of the Congregational church and a man whose daily life was an exemplification of the principals he professed.
Besides his wife, three sons and a daughter survive him, all of whom are grown and married, and are Mrs. John Hartin, Joseph I., John and Ed Roberts.
[Courtesy of Judy Wight Branson]
Nancy Adams Roberts
Jane Williams Roberts (1840 - 1909)
Hannah Roberts Hartin (1858 - 1922)*
Edward Roberts (1863 - 1940)*
Joseph I. Roberts (1865 - 1925)*
Created by: Sharla
Record added: Nov 29, 2011
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