Henry Roberts obituary

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Friday, November 8, 1912
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Henry Roberts
Henry Roberts died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward McMahn, at Austin Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks with pleura pneumonia.

Henry Roberts was born at Norfolk, England, June 16, 1830, and came alone to America at an early age. He located in Jamestown, N. Y., and married Jane Hill Locke of Bristol, N. H., a teacher in the public schools of Fruesburg, N. Y. In the year 1855 he came to Minnesota and in March, 1856 came to Mower county, Lyle township. A year later Mrs. Roberts came west and was met at Caledonia by her husband with an ox team. Together they journeyed overland to the little home by the Cedar. Here he acquired a large farm and farmed it for many years. Seven children are born to them, five of whom are living Annice, now Mrs. Edward McMahn; Eunice, widow of Charles M. Rice; Benjamin (deceased), Charles A., A-delbert, Henry, Eva (deceased), wife of C. E. Lashbrook. They later moved to Austin and here Mrs. Roberts died in 1897.

Since the death of Mrs. Roberts, Mr. Roberts has made his home with his children, the past summer he spent on the farm of his son Adelbert and when in Austin he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. McMahn.

Mr. Roberts was a prosperous, honest man who delighted to pay his debts and give every one a square deal. He was a good neighbor and friend and will be kindly remembered by many who knew him.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4.20 from the home of his daughter, Mrs. McMahn at Austin with Rev. Robert Brown and Alfred Cressesy, the latter an old time friend officiating.

The body was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.