Franklin D. Roberts

about 1860–
Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Franklin D.

When Franklin D. Roberts was born about 1860, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Joshua Roberts, was 45 and his mother, Caroline Cruse, was 39. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Roberts
1815–1867
Caroline Cruse
1821–1911
Lucien Jefferson Roberts
1846–1926
Calvin D. Roberts
1858–
Charles DeForest Roberts
1859–
Franklin D. Roberts
1860–
Alexander Hamilton Roberts
1847–1939
Jefferson Roberts
1847–
Mary H. Roberts
1850–1889
John C. Roberts
1852–1865
William J. Roberts
1855–1898
Carrie R. Roberts
1858–1918
Frances Lucille Roberts
1863–1937
Sylvester Roberts
1865–1868
Fannie Roberts
1872–

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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 32

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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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  • Frank Roberts in household of Caroline Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"

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