Stephen Columbus Roberts

18 February 1872–19 May 1954 (Age 82)
McLean, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Stephen Columbus

When Stephen Columbus Roberts was born on 18 February 1872, in McLean, Kentucky, United States, his father, David Collins Roberts, was 38 and his mother, Malinda E. Findley, was 31. He married Emily Jane Ulmer on 6 July 1896, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Water Valley Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Foster Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 May 1954, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gross Cemetery, Randolph, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Columbus Roberts
Emily Jane Ulmer
Marriage: 6 July 1896
Melvin Luther Roberts
Bulla Idelle Roberts
Mamie Novella Roberts
William Thurman Roberts
Glenburn Fred Roberts
Reva Grace Roberts
Eunice Melinda Roberts

Spouse and Children

6 July 1896
Randolph, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    David Collins Roberts


    Malinda E. Findley




    Mary M Roberts


    Sarah R Roberts


    Martha A Roberts


    Leander A. Roberts



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 20

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Columbus S Roberts in household of David C Roberts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Step C Roberts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Step C Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"

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