McRoberts, Milton A

Birth Name McRoberts, Milton A
Gender male
Age at Death 90 years, 3 months, 11 days


MILTON McROBERTS has been prominently identified with the public interests of Washington township, and is one of its leading and influential farmers. He was born near his present home, November 24, 1850. His grandfather, David McRoberts, died near Cincinnati, Ohio, many years ago. His father, Artemus B. McRoberts, was a native of Kentucky, was reared in the Buckeye State, and when a young man came to Gibson County. Here he married Indiana Lewis, a daughter of Stephen Lewis, and they became parents of the following children, namely: Milton, Narcissa J., wife of Henry Phillips; Artemus B.; Francis M.; Willard S. and Jerome, both deceased; and David C. Milton McRoberts, the immediate subject of this sketch received such educational advantages as were afforded by the common schools of the neighborhood, and from his early youth was trained to habits of industry on the home farm. At the time of his marriage he purchased a part of the old homestead, and as his financial resources have increased has added to his property until he now owns a valuable tract of land of one hundred and one acres, the greater part of which is under a high state of cultivation. The well tilled fields surround substantial buildings, which stand as monuments to the thrift and enterprise of the owner, and the neat appearance of the place indicates his careful supervision. He is progressive in his methods, systematic in his work and honorable in all his relations with his fellow men. The lady who bears the name of Mrs. McRoberts was in her maidenhood Elizabeth Phillips, a daughter of John and Mary (Foster) Phillips. Their children are Clarence, born July 20, 1875; James L., born September 14, 1877; John R., born October 30, 1879; Edith M., born April 12, 1884; Sallie G., deceased, born April 21, 1887; Ethel, deceased, born June 19, 1890; Cornelia, born December 31, 1891; and Lewis Milton, born January 19, 1894. Mr. McRoberts is a firm believer in the tenets of modern Democracy, and is a staunch supporter of the cause of his party. He was elected Trustee of Washington township in November, 1894, and since the 5th of August, 1895, has faithfully and acceptably discharged the duties of that position. He belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

Submitted by: Terry Nolcox
History of Gibson County, Indiana. Elia W. Peattie. 1897. Page 146-147.

Another biography references family in "History of Gibson County, Indiana : her people, industries and institutions"

Living with daughter Edna in 1920 Census Washington, Gibson, Indiana
Living with son Milton's family in 1930 Washington, Gibson, Indiana


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1850-11-25 Washington Township, Gibson Co, IN    
Death 1941-03-06 Gibson, IN    
Burial   McRoberts-Phillips Cem, Gibson Co., IN    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McRoberts, Artemus Bernard1822-03-131895-03-15
Mother Lewis, Indiana1829-09-161868-01-27
         McRoberts, Milton A 1850-11-25 1941-03-06
    Sister     McRoberts, Narcissa Jane 1853-02-11
    Brother     McRoberts, Artemus Bernard Jr 1854 1927
    Brother     McRoberts, Francis Marion 1856 1931
    Brother     McRoberts, Willard S
    Brother     McRoberts, Jerome
    Brother     McRoberts, Perry Alexander 1862
    Brother     McRoberts, David Caleb 1865-07-05 1946-09-02
    Brother     McRoberts, John B 1867-12-20


Family of McRoberts, Milton A and Thompson, Margaret

Married Wife Thompson, Margaret ( * 1879 + 1945 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Divorce 1910-05-09   Divorce of McRoberts, Milton and Thompson, Margaret  
Marriage 1906-02-15   Marriage of McRoberts, Milton and Thompson, Margaret  

Family of McRoberts, Milton A and Foster, Elizabeth Ann

Married Wife Foster, Elizabeth Ann ( * 1857-10-02 + 1904-08-11 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1874-10-21 Gibson, IN Marriage of McRoberts, Milton and Foster, Elizabeth Ann (Betsy)  
Name Birth Date Death Date
McRoberts, Clarence1875-07-201947-05-17
McRoberts, James Lawrence1877-09-141960-08-29
McRoberts, John Ralph1879-10-301942
McRoberts, Edith Myrtle1884-04-121939-12-05
McRoberts, Sally Gertrude1887-04-211889-07-07
McRoberts, Ethel Florence1890-06-191890-12-16
McRoberts, Cornelia1891-12-13
McRoberts, Milton Lewis1895-01-191935-03-29
McRoberts, Edna Elizabeth1898-03-091967-10-01