Mary Elizabeth Roberts

8 August 1847–29 June 1918 (Age 70)
Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Roberts was born on 8 August 1847, in Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Robert Roberts, was 24 and her mother, Mary Richards, was 26. She married Andrew Jackson Shipley on 8 November 1866, in Round Valley Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Round Valley, Inyo, California, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 1, Inyo, California, United States in 1900. She died on 29 June 1918, in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Shipley
Mary Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage: 8 November 1866
Sarah Jane Shipley
John Robert Shipley
William Frank Shipley
LeRoy Shipley
Adrian Forest Shipley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1866Round Valley Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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 (23)

    • Elizabeth Roberts in household of John Roberts, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Elizabeth Roberts, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Mary Roberts in entry for Mary W. Colgan, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"

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