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Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.


     ROBERT T. ROBERTS, who dwells about four miles west from Almira, was born in North Wales, on March 1, 1849, his parents were John and Grace (Evens) Roberts, natives of North Wales.  The schools of that place furnished the educational training of our subject and there he remained until 1868, when he came to the United States, settling in Racine, Wisconsin.  For a year he was engaged in training, then shipped for a cook on the lake boats, where he served for a period.  After that he settled in Beloit, Wisconsin, and there did farming for three years.  Later, we find him at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and also at other cities in the Badger State.  For three years he was at Fox Lake, farming.  After this he went to Colorado and in about 1880 returned to Racine, Wisconsin, where he engaged with the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company until June, 1887.  At that time Mr. Roberts came to Douglas county and settled where he now dwells, taking a pre-emption and then a homestead.  He owns three hundred and twenty acres of choice and fertile land which is very productive of the cereals.  He also owns property in Spokane, besides cattle and horses.  Mr. Roberts has one brother, David, and one sister, Mrs. Ann Thomas.  The former dwells in New York and the latter in Montana.
     At Kingston, Wisconsin, on March 8, 1875, Mr. Roberts married Miss Ann E., daughter of John E. and Elizabeth (Owens) Williams, natives of north Wales, now dwelling in Wisconsin.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Green Lake county, Wisconsin, on December 12,1849, and has the following brothenrs and sisters, William E., Caldwalda, Edward, John E., David, Owen, Mrs. Jane Williams, Elizabeth, Mrs. Maggie Higgensen, Mrs. Mimie Stiles, and Mary.  Mr. and Mrs.  Roberts have three daughters, Mary J. Hughes, Bessie Roberts, Maggie Owens.
     In religious persuasions, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are members of the Calvinistic Methodist church.  Mrs. Roberts had two brothers in the late war, William and Caldwelda, who served four years in the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Volunteer Infantry.
 
 

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