When Lawrence Leonard Roberts was born on 17 July 1893, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, his father, Melvin E. Bouser, was 9 and his mother, Nellie Shanteau, was 22. He married Mary Kelmar on 29 November 1911, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 16 September 1943, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States.
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.