Source: Jefferson L. Roberts Obituary


Jefferson L. “Jeff” Roberts died Friday (8 Jan 1926), aged nearly 80 years, and was buried in Etherton Cemetery in Jackson County. His funeral was at Etherton. He was born 7 Mar 1846, in Jonesboro. He was the son of Joshua and Caroline (Cruse) Roberts. His father was a Mexican War veteran and died in Jonesboro many years ago. His widowed mother kept a hotel in Jonesboro and in Anna. She was the daughter of Peter Cruse, an old pioneer of Union County. He was educated in Jonesboro. He removed to Jackson County 40 years ago to a farm seven miles south of Murphysboro. He attended the Free Baptist church, but was not a member. He clerked for his brother, A. H. Roberts, in his store and there met the daughter of Jackson Coungy Sheriff Carroll Etherton. He married Anna Etherton. They had three children, Mrs. Ollie Miller, of Cleveland, Ohio, Jennie Williams, of St. Albans, W. Va., and Jefferson Roberts, Jr., at the old home place. He also left three brothers A. H. Roberts, undertaker at Murphysboro, Jackson County, Charles D. Roberts, of Washington, D.C., and Frank D. Roberts, of Chicago; and one sister, Fannie Boatright, of St. Louis.

Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

Type: Public Announcement

Date: 1926-01-15


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Caroline Cruse

Peter Cruse

Cynthia Anna Etherton

William Carroll Etherton

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