Elsie J Roberts

24 August 1905–1987 (Age 81)
Fontenelle, Gaspé-Est, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Elsie J

When Elsie J Roberts was born on 24 August 1905, in Fontenelle, Gaspé-Est, Quebec, Canada, her father, Thomas Edgar Francis "Captain" Roberts, was 28 and her mother, Ada Montgomery Coffin, was 22. She married Charles Joseph Kershaw on 2 September 1933, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died in 1987, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Charles Joseph Kershaw
Elsie J Roberts
Marriage: 2 September 1933
Charles Joseph Kershaw
Jennifer "Janie" Kershaw

Spouse and Children

    Charles Joseph Kershaw



2 September 1933
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Edgar Francis "Captain" Roberts


    Ada Montgomery Coffin




    John Roberts


    Leonard Roberts


    Ernest Leonard Roberts



    Sydney R Roberts


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 8

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Elsie Roberts in household of Ada Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elsie Kershaw in household of Charles Kershaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsie I Roberts Kershaw in entry for Mr Charles J Kershaw, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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