Joseph Johnston Roberts

17 April 1880–28 September 1959 (Age 79)
Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Johnston

When Joseph Johnston Roberts was born on 17 April 1880, in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States, his father, Joseph Phillip Roberts, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Isabella Reed, was 37. He married Iva Hazel Cox on 26 December 1914, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Knox Hill, Walton, Florida, United States in 1880 and Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 September 1959, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Johnston Roberts
Iva Hazel Cox
Marriage: 26 December 1914
Iva Lucille Roberts
Joseph William Roberts
Garland Reed Roberts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1914Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 2
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 21
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (13)

    • Joseph J Reed in household of Margaret Reed, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Joseph Johnson Roberts, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • J.J. Roberts in entry for Garland Roberts, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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