Francis Delinda Blackman

22 March 1880–6 September 1969 (Age 89)
Stove Creek Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Francis Delinda

When Francis Delinda Blackman was born on 22 March 1880, in Stove Creek Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States, her father, Thomas Henry Blackman, was 30 and her mother, Adaline Fletcher Cary, was 23. She married James Marion Roberts on 11 March 1897, in Willow Springs, Howell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mills, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 September 1969, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in North Grove Cemetery, Hastings, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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James Marion Roberts
Francis Delinda Blackman
Marriage: 11 March 1897
Clarance Marion Roberts
Floyd Harry Roberts
Eunice Gertrude Geneva Roberts
Ross G Roberts
Adaline Roberts

Spouse and Children

11 March 1897
Willow Springs, Howell, Missouri, United States


    Clarance Marion Roberts


    Floyd Harry Roberts


    Eunice Gertrude Geneva Roberts



    Adaline Roberts


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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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: descriptive nickname for someone of swarthy complexion or hair, or else someone with a pale complexion or hair ( see Black ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mrs, Mrs Francis Roberts, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Frances D Roberts in household of Jim Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frances Roberts in household of James M Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"

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