Byrd Catherine Roberts

9 January 1881–January 1947 (Age 65)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Byrd Catherine

When Byrd Catherine Roberts was born on 9 January 1881, in Iowa, United States, her father, Albert A. Roberts, was 48 and her mother, Caroline Mendenhall, was 34. She married Horton William Potts on 22 February 1899, in Iconium, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Independence Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Chariton Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died in January 1947, at the age of 66.

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Horton William Potts
Byrd Catherine Roberts
Marriage: 22 February 1899
Elbia Potts
Eva Juanita Potts
Lionel Adair Potts Sr

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 1
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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 3
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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 19
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (10)

  • Bird C Roberts in household of Albert Roberts, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Bird Potts in household of Horton W Potts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bird C Potts in household of Horton W Potts, "United States Census, 1910"

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