William Daniel Roberts

15 January 1852–23 March 1925 (Age 73)
Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Daniel

When William Daniel Roberts was born on 15 January 1852, in Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Robert Roberts, was 29 and his mother, Mary Richards, was 30. He married Hermina Louise Thomson on 30 May 1888, in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Round Valley, Inyo, California, United States in 1920. He died on 23 March 1925, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Daniel Roberts
Hermina Louise Thomson
Marriage: 30 May 1888
Audrey Juanita Roberts
Llewellyn Lyle Roberts
William Alvin Roberts
Theodosia Sunda Roberts
Revan Ruy Roberts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1888Bishop, Inyo, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 15
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Story Highlight

    A Short Sketch of John Robert Roberts 1822-1856 by Boyd D. Roberts

    This story of John Robert Roberts of Lletty, Llanfrothan Parish, Marionthshire, Wales is taken, mostly, from The Book of Remembrance of David Robert Roberts. John Robert Roberts was born December 8, …

    Sources (28)

    • William D Roberts in entry for Hermina L Roberts, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William D Roberts, "United States Census, 1920"
    • W D Roberts in entry for William Alvin Roberts and Ethel Luella Lockard, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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