Vivian Ophelia Roberson

30 January 1918–29 October 1986 (Age 68)
Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Vivian Ophelia

When Vivian Ophelia Roberson was born on 30 January 1918, in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Paul Alexander Roberson, was 26 and her mother, Elsie Pearl Murnan, was 20. She married Patrick Henry Longan on 23 July 1938, in Miller, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 29 October 1986, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States.

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Patrick Henry Longan
Vivian Ophelia Roberson
Marriage: 23 July 1938
Patricia Ann Longan

Spouse and Children

23 July 1938
Miller, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Thester Roberson



    Son Roberson


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of Robertson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Vivian Roberson in household of Paul A Roberson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viven Robson, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"
  • Viven Robson, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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