Robert Joseph Roberts Jr

14 March 1921–12 November 1998 (Age 77)
Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Robert Joseph

When Robert Joseph Roberts Jr was born on 14 March 1921, in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert Emmet Roberts, was 40 and his mother, Mary Kathryn Pfleiger, was 37. He had at least 2 daughters with Ruth Clarice Hull. He lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 12 November 1998, in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Robert Joseph Roberts Jr
Ruth Clarice Hull
Charlotte Ann Roberts
Betty Jean Roberts

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    Charlotte Ann Roberts


    Betty Jean Roberts


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    Thelma Dorthy Mary Roberts


    Margaret Mary Roberts


    Genevieve roberts





World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 (3)

  • Robert J Roberts in household of R E?Mett Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Joseph Roberts, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert J Roberts - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Robert Emmett Roberts

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