Mary Donnie Roberts

7 June 1886–2 May 1968 (Age 81)
Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Donnie

When Mary Donnie Roberts was born on 7 June 1886, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States, her father, Frances Smith Roberts, was 33 and her mother, Bertha Gantner, was 25. She married William Dee Abla Sr on 23 April 1903, in Greer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Hudspeth, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 May 1968, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dee Abla Sr
Mary Donnie Roberts
Marriage: 23 April 1903
Charles Franklin Abla
Bertha Rosetta Abla
Violet Mae Abla
Moses Brown Abla
VT Abla
Modell Sadie Abla
William Dee Abla Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1903Greer, Oklahoma, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 22
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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 (20)

    • Donnie Clendenon in household of Roscoe R Clendenon, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Donie Roberts, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • Mrs. Donnie Abla, "United States Census, 1930"

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