ROBERTS Gleanings from The Press - 1902-1903


  • February 27, 1902

     

    MATTOON.

     

    J. N. Roberts, who has been dangerously ill during the past two weeks, is slowly recovering.

    . . .

    G. F. Roberts, of Blows Factory was here Thursday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, February 27, 1902, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • March 13, 1902

     

    Shady Grove.

     

    We are sorry to learn of the illness of our friend J. N. Roberts, of Mattoon.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, March 13, 1902, Image 16 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • April 17, 1902

     

    REPTON.

     

    Harve Roberts, of Mattoon, has moved to our town.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, April 17, 1902, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • March 5, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Frank Roberts, of Blackburn, visited here last week.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, March 5, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • March 12, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    A little child of Harve Roberts is very sick.

    . . .

    J. N. Roberts visited Jno. Simpson Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, March 12, 1903, Image 13 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • March 19, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    J. N. Roberts and wife visited the family of John Simpson Sunday.

    . . .

    Tom Roberts and wife visited here Friday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, March 19, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • March 26, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Harue [Harve] Roberts, one of the foremost hands in the employment of Gilbert & Moore, is talking of going on the railroad again at Repton.

    . . .

    J. N. Roberts was at Blackburn last week.

    . . .

    Mrs. Sullivan called on Mrs. J. N. Roberts last week.

    . . .

    Owen Roberts was at Rodney last week.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, March 26, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • March 26, 1903

     

    RODNEY.

     

    John E. Roberts of Mattoon, was here Monday.

    . . .

    Owen Roberts of Mattoon, was here Wednesday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, March 26, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • April 2, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    John Simpson visited J. N. Roberts Sunday.

    . . .

    Owen Roberts in attempting to jump across an unwalled spring fell in and would have drowned, but his father happened to be near and came to his rescue just in time to save his life.

    . . .

    Misses Vienna and Elva Roberts were the guests of Miss Myrtle Hibbs Saturday evening.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, April 2, 1903, Image 13 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • April 16, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Mesdames Burton, Sullivan and Travis called on Mrs. Frank Roberts Sunday.

    . . .

    J. N. Roberts visited Mr. D. L. Hibbs Sunday.

    . . .

    Miss Vienna Roberts began her school at the Moore school house Monday with a large number of pupils.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, April 16, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • May 7, 1903

     

    RODNEY.

     

    Mrs. Ida Roberts and son, of Mattoon, were visiting here Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, May 7, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • May 21, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Aunt Elizabeth Burton visited her daughter, Mrs. Cora Roberts r [a] few days ago.

    . . .

    J. N. Roberts was at Iron Hill Monday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, May 21, 1903, Image 16 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • May 28, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Frank Roberts, of this place, is building a barn for Tom Travis near Iron Hill.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, May 28, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • June 4, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Russell Hibbs and John E. Roberts, who are now in the employ of the Illinois Central railroad, have just received orders to go to Chicago, Ill., to work in the freight house. They will leave here Tuesday morning.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, June 4, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • June 11, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Miss Melia Merritt, was the guest of Misses Vienna and Elva Roberts Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, June 11, 1903, Image 15 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • June 18, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Jim Harmon, of Repton, visited John E. Roberts Sunday.

    . . .

    Ed Brown and his sister visited the family of J. N. Roberts Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, June 18, 1903, Image 15 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • July 7, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    John and Jim Burton called on John E. Roberts Sunday.

    . . .

    Harve Roberts and family visited at Tribune Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, July 7, 1903, Image 15 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • July 7, 1903

     

    RODNEY.

     

    John E. Roberts, of Mattoon, visited here Sunday.

    . . .

    Mrs. Ida M. Roberts and son, of Mattoon, visited here Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, July 7, 1903, Image 15 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • August 13, 1903

     

    PROSPERITY IN MISSOURI.

     

    ANNISTON, MO., Aug. 1, 1903.--EDITOR PRESS: If you will allow me space in your paper I will write a short letter to let my friends in old Crittenden know where I am located. I have been here several days and am more than satisfied with this country.

     

    This part of Missouri is undoubtedly one of the richest and most productive spots on earth. The crops are fine and business of every kind is on a boom. Wages are high and hands are in great demand.

     

    I am now at work with Will Nunn, a carpenter formerly of Crittenden county, Ky. He has already more work that he can do this season. He has made Anniston a thriving little town since he came here. He says he will work here until the first of September and then go to Texas to work at his trade.

     

    My advice to every young man that makes his living by daily labor is to come here, as work is plentiful, wages good and hands in demand.

     

    This county is the place for Crittenden renters, too. Rent is cheaper here, the land will produce anything, and will never wear out.

     

    Some people think this is an awful sickly country, but I find it as healthy as any place that I ever lived at. As a matter of course this county at one time was sickly, for it has not been many years since this was a swampy forest of cypress and oak. But ditches are now cut here miles long that drain the country, the woods are being cut down and cleared up everyday which will make it as healthy as any hill in Kentucky.

     

    Hoping that this may escape the waste basket, [I re]main,

     

    Yours truly,

    JOHN E. ROBERTS.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, August 13, 1903, Image 5 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • August 13, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Harve Roberts and family are visiting at Tribune.

    . . .

    J. N. Roberts and son have just completed a shop at this place for Liston Wilcox, who contemplates moving here soon and engaging in blacksmithing and woodwork.

    . . .

    Dr. Harve Roberts has purchased a fine lot of surgical tools and is prepared to give vulcures [vultures] a feast.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, August 13, 1903, Image 15 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • August 20, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Frank Roberts and Henry Summers were in the Iron Hill neighborhood Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, August 20, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • August 27, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    J. N. Roberts spent Saturday with relatives at Tribune.

    . . .

    J. G. [N.] Roberts and son have just completed a barn for Riley Rowland.

    . . .

    Mesdames Burton, Travis and Sullivan were the guests of Mrs. J. N. Roberts Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, August 27, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • September 17, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Mrs. Ida Roberts, of this place, visited at Rodney last week.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, September 17, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • September 17, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Mrs. Ida Roberts, of this place, visited at Rodney last week.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, September 17, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • October 22, 1903

     

    Mrs. Roberts, wife of Tom Roberts, of Mattoon neighborhood, died Monday night and was buried Tuesday at the Repton graveyard.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, October 22, 1903, Image 5 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • October 22, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Mrs. Cora Roberts, who has been confined to her bed for five weeks is still in a critical condition; her physician, however, expresses the hope she may recover.

    . . .

    John Thomas and wife spent Sunday afternoon with the family of J. N. Roberts.

    . . .

    THORNS AND FLOWERS.

     

    A reaper in the fields of life

    I hastened forth to be.

    But others gathered the beautiful flowers

    And left the thorns to me.

     

    I turned aside and weeping asked

    "Are thorns the object of my quest?"

    A voice replied: "Yea gather these"

    What God appoints is best.

     

    Then meekly I obeyed and found

    Each thorn a priceless gem.

    With bleeding hands I wove a wreath

    And lo! a sparkling diadem.

     

    The glorious wreath of flowers bright

    All perished in a day.

    Before the scorching summer heat

    They all were swept away.

     

    My crown composed of thorns and tears

    Transformed by hands divine;

    Doth now outshine the stars above,

    And will forever shine.

     

    --Mrs. Ida M. Roberts.

    Mattoon, Ky. Oct. 19, 1903.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, October 22, 1903, Image 9 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • November 19, 1903

     

    OBITUARY.

     

    Mrs. Cora Roberts, daughter of John O. and Elizabeth Burton, was born Oct. 28th, 1865, married Thos H. Roberts Dec. 27th, 1894, and died Oct. 19th, 1903.

     

    Mrs. Roberts professed faith in Christ several years ago, and during her sickness expressed her willingness to die.

     

    The best medical aid was secured in her behalf, loving friends and neighbors fought to do all that could be done to alleviate her sufferings, but to no avail. She grew daily worse and after five weeks of suffering death came to her relief.

     

    Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Repton. Her husband, precious little son, aged mother, several brothers and sisters are left to mourn her loss.

     

    But while their heads are bowed in grief and their hearts are filled with sorrow, we trust they have the sweet consolation of Christ, who hath declared that all who believe in Him, even though they die, shall live again, immortalized and beautified, made forever free from sin, sorrow, disease and death.

     

    J. M. R.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, November 19, 1903, Image 7 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • November 19, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    J. N. Roberts was in Marion Monday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, November 19, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • November 26, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    Mrs. Ida Roberts of this place spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister at Rodney.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, November 26, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • November 26, 1903

     

    RODNEY.

     

    Mrs. Ida Roberts and sons, of Mattoon were here Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, November 26, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • December 3, 1903

     

    RODNEY.

     

    John E. Roberts of Mattoon visited here Sunday.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, December 3, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • December 10, 1903

     

    MATTOON.

     

    John Roberts spent Sunday at Rodney.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, December 10, 1903, Image 8 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


  • December 24, 1903

     

    VICTORY.

     

    Speak, Lord, and bid thy servant stand

    Before the face of many foes,

    Calm, triumphant, undisturbed,

    Though all of earth and hell oppose.

     

    With bitter rage foes may assail

    My heart shall neither shrink nor doubt,

    Enough for me thou hast engaged to be

    A wall of fire around about.

     

    I have no need to take my part,

    No right have I to make defense.

    The word from heaven comes again

    "Vengeance is mine, I will recompense."

     

    No carnal weapon in this fight,

    Weak and defenseless I appear,

    Yet clad in armor shining bright

    I'll overcome by faith and prayer.

     

    Submissive I unto thy will,

    Will watch and pray and suffer here,

    Make me a bright and shining light

    Help me to keep my record clear.

     

    And when this glorious fight is done,

    From every pain and conflict free,

    In worlds of light and bliss untold

    Forever, Lord, I'll dwell with Thee!

     

    --Ida M. Roberts.

    Mattoon, Ky.

     

    Source:  Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, October 22, 1903, Image 7 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.


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