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William Vance Roberts18 NOV 1809 -- 9 MAR 1897avatar
Cynthia Jane Carver28 NOV 1819 -- 9 APR 1906avatar
John C McGlathery28 MAR 1811 -- 10 DEC 1873avatar
Anna Mary Craine19 JUL 1818 -- 15 JAN 1879avatar
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Samuel Leonidas11 Roberts

Birth28 MAR 1845
 
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History6 Apr 1862
 
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Death23 JUL 1916
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Aged: 71.3 years
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S. L. ROBERTS

In compiling a list of the prominent business and professional men of Alma, Harlan county, Nebraska, who have been intimately identified with the upbuilding of the commercial interests of that locality and are widely and favorably known, a foremost place must be given S. L. Roberts.

Mr. Roberts is a native of Clark county, Ohio, born in 1845, near Springfield. He is a son of William V. Roberts, a native of Berkeley county, West Virginia, and his grandfather, Captain James Roberts, was captain of the Ohio troops in the war of 1812. In 1856 our subject's parents moved to Warren county, Iowa, and at the age of fifteen he enlisted in the Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Company G, serving for four years and ten months. He was never off duty only when shot off, and was wounded at the battles of Shiloh and Atlanta. Was taken prisoner at Corinth, and paroled from Vicksburg in a few weeks and exchanged in January, 1863. He was all through the battles around Vicksburg and was at the siege of Vicksburg. He was with Sherman in the Georgia campaign, was with the company on their march to the sea, and through the Carolinas. He was mustered out. Mr. Roberts came to Harlan county, Nebraska, locating on a homestead in Alma in the year 1873, and seven years later moved into Alma, which had just been started as a town, the railway having been put through in 1879. He established himself in business as abstractor of titles, in 1890, and was one of the first trustees for the village of Alma in 1880. He served first the village, later the town, on the board and council for a number of terms. In 1895 he was elected county clerk and register of deeds, and was re-elected in 1897, holding office up to 1901. Back in the '80s he was justice of the peace for a number of years, and was on the school board in 1885, when the old school house was built, and has been a member off and on ever since then, and is now holding the office of president of the school board of Alma. They are this year building a fine new high school, to cost when completed, $25,000. This will contain ten rooms, and be an up-to-date, modern building in every respect.

Mr. Roberts was married in 1872 to Miss Anna McGlathery, of Cass county, Missouri. One son, John W. Roberts, is now superintendent of the Alma city schools, appointed in 1906. He was born and raised in Alma and educated at the high school here, later attending the state university, graduating in 1904. For two years he taught Latin and German at Falls City high school, and at the end of that time was tendered the position he now holds, without having applied for it. One daughter, Grace A., is a graduate of the Alma high school, also the state university, entering the latter institution when but sixteen years of age, and was for two years teacher of mathematics and Latin in the city schools, retiring in 1905. She has a brilliant record as a scholar, both at school and later as a teacher. Mr. Roberts is a Democrat.

-- Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of Western Nebraska (Chicago, IL: Alma Publishing Co., 1909), p. 153-54.  Free Google E-Book google.com

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Anna Malona10 McGlathery

BirthJUN 1855
 
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Aged: 84.6 years
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1900 US Census: June 1853
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S. L. ROBERTS
In compiling a list of the prominent business and professional men of Alma, Harlan county, Nebraska, who have been intimately identified with the upbuilding of the commercial interests of that locality and are widely and favorably known, a foremost place must be given S. L. Roberts.

Mr. Roberts is a native of Clark county, Ohio, born in 1845, near Springfield. He is a son of William V. Roberts, a native of Berkeley county, West Virginia, and his grandfather, Captain James Roberts, was captain of the Ohio troops in the war of 1812. In 1856 our subject's parents moved to Warren county, Iowa, and at the age of fifteen he enlisted in the Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Company G, serving for four years and ten months. He was never off duty only when shot off, and was wounded at the battles of Shiloh and Atlanta. Was taken prisoner at Corinth, and paroled from Vicksburg in a few weeks and exchanged in January, 1863. He was all through the battles around Vicksburg and was at the siege of Vicksburg. He was with Sherman in the Georgia campaign, was with the company on their march to the sea, and through the Carolinas. He was mustered out. Mr. Roberts came to Harlan county, Nebraska, locating on a homestead in Alma in the year 1873, and seven years later moved into Alma, which had just been started as a town, the railway having been put through in 1879. He established himself in business as abstractor of titles, in 1890, and was one of the first trustees for the village of Alma in 1880. He served first the village, later the town, on the board and council for a number of terms. In 1895 he was elected county clerk and register of deeds, and was re-elected in 1897, holding office up to 1901. Back in the '80s he was justice of the peace for a number of years, and was on the school board in 1885, when the old school house was built, and has been a member off and on ever since then, and is now holding the office of president of the school board of Alma. They are this year building a fine new high school, to cost when completed, $25,000. This will contain ten rooms, and be an up-to-date, modern building in every respect.

Mr. Roberts was married in 1872 to Miss Anna McGlathery, of Cass county, Missouri. One son, John W. Roberts, is now superintendent of the Alma city schools, appointed in 1906. He was born and raised in Alma and educated at the high school here, later attending the state university, graduating in 1904. For two years he taught Latin and German at Falls City high school, and at the end of that time was tendered the position he now holds, without having applied for it. One daughter, Grace A., is a graduate of the Alma high school, also the state university, entering the latter institution when but sixteen years of age, and was for two years teacher of mathematics and Latin in the city schools, retiring in 1905. She has a brilliant record as a scholar, both at school and later as a teacher. Mr. Roberts is a Democrat.

-- Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of Western Nebraska (Chicago, IL: Alma Publishing Co., 1909), p. 153-54. Free Google E-Book google.com

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Pearl 

18791881  NE  
2

John William 

4 JUL 188215 NOV 1957  NE, Harlan Co, Alma Ethel J Hutchins 
3☯☹

Grace Agnes 

SEP 18841905  NE  
4

Mary 

JAN 18901915  NE William Wallace Wenstrand 
5+

Anna Mabel 

MAY 18931975  NE Swan Arthur "Ceasar" Swanson 
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  • Will, 23 NOV 1873: "'The Will of John McGlathery' In the name of God, Amen. I, John McGlathery of the County of Cass and and [sic. the] State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the remainder of my estate, real and personal, I give bequeath and dispose of as follows to which: to my beloved wife Anna Mary [Anna Mary Craine] all my personal property including outstanding debts and incomes of every character that has or may accrue. To my two sons Abraham R McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] and George H McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery] One Hundred Dollars each. To my daughter Anna M. [Anna Malona McGlathery] Roberts One Eighth of the remainder of my estate, and the remaining Seven Eighths to my five sons Samuel C McGlathery [Samuel Craine McGlathery], John E McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery], Allen L. McGlathery [Allen Luther McGlathery], Abraham R McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] and George H McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery] share and share alike. I give to my son John [John Edward McGlathery] the right of way fifteen feet wide on the south side of the NE SE qu sec twenty three Township Forty Six Range Thirty. I also authorize my Executors to buy a burying plot in the Cemetery in Pleasant Hill and pay for it out of my estate before division is made. Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my two sons Samuel C McGlathery [Samuel Craine McGlathery] and John E McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery] to be Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 26 day of Nov in the year of Our Lord AD 1873.
    John McGlathery - seal -

    We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our names as Witnesses in the presence of John McGlathery the testator this 26 day of Nov AD 1873.
    Jonathan Blevins
    D. T. Smith

    'Proof of Will'
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    In Vacation of the Common Pleas Court Cass County
    Be it remembered that on the 26th day of Dec AD 1873 personally appeared the undersigned C H Dore Clerk of the County Court and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Common Pleas Court within and for the County and State aforesaid Jonathan Blevins and D. T. Smith the subscribing witnesses to the admixed will of John McGlathery and being by me f... duly sworn depose and say that the said John McGlathery the testator signed said will in their presence and published the said will or instrument of righting as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that they said dispondents attested the said will as witnessed thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of each other.
    Jonathan Blevins
    D. T. Smith
    Subscribed and sworn to me this 26th day of Dec AD 1973.
    Chas. H. Dore Clerk
    By Wm W Cook DG"
    -- Cass County, Missouri; Will Record Bk A, p. 216
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  • Obituary, 11 NOV 1915: "A. L. McGlathery [Allen Luther McGlathery] died Sunday morning at a sanitarium in Corsicana, Texas, where on the proceeding evening he had undergone an operation for the relief of locked bowels. The funeral was held at his home Monday afternoon. He was a brother of A. R. McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] of this city, and J. E. McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery] and G. H. McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery], of Stausburg, Mrs. Ann [Anna Malona McGlathery] Roberts, of Alma, Neb., was a sister. Mr. McGlathery had been in seemingly in perfect health all year, but was suddenly taken ill Friday, the trouble being brought on by rupture. The operation was resorted to as a last desperate attempt to save his life. He was born in Virginia, but lived in Cass county as a young man. He left this vicinity 45 years ago."
    --"Cass County Leader," Harrisonville, MO; 11 NOV 1915.
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  • Obituary, 21 JUN 1929: "'A. R. McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery]' A. R. McGlathery, for many years a farmer in the Pleasant Hills district, died about 9 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his son, William [William Reed McGlathery], on his farm near Centerville, Kas. The body was brought to this city and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the R. S. Farmer [Richard Simpson Farmer] home just south of town on Highway 7. The services was in charge of the Rev. J. W. Ward, with internment in Plesant Hill Cemetery. Four of Mr. McGlathery's children survive and were at the funeral. They are William [William Reed McGlathery] from Centerville; John [John Dudley McGlathery], Big Rapids, Mich.; Pearl [Pearl McGlathery] (Mrs. Harry Denham [Harry Nelson Denham]) Harrisonville, and Olive Grace [Olive Grace McGlathery] (Mrs. Richard Farmer [Richard Simpson Farmer]) this city. The other child [Jesse Belle McGlathery] died in infancy.

    Abraham Reed McGlathery was born in Charleston, West Virginia, Nov. 16. 1850, and came to Missouri with his parents when he was seven years old, most of his subsequent life was spent in or near Pleasant Hill.

    He was united with the M. E. Church, South, when a young man and remained a member of that church until death. He was married to Mrs. Maria Frye, March 12, 1876. She died Nov. 24, 1919. One sister also survives Mr. McGlathery, Mrs. Anna [Anna Malona McGlathery] Roberts, Hastings, Neb., and one brother, Geo. H. McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery], Kansas City, himself for many years afflicted with paralysis.

    Of recent years Mr. McGlathery has spent his time at the home of his daughter, Mrs. [Pearl McGlathery] Denham, at Harrisonville, here with Mr. [Richard Simpson Farmer] & Mrs. [Olive Grace McGlathery] Farmer, or on the Centerville farm with "Billy" [William Reed McGlathery].

    He had been seemingly unusually well the last few days[.] Friday evening he enjoyed his supper, had a romp with the children of the home [Florence McGlathery, Tena Louise McGlathery, and Josephine McGlathery], smoked a cigar and was in all-around good spirits. He was alright when he retired. But far in the night the son, William [William Reed McGlathery], heard an unusual noise in his father's room. He went in. The old gentleman could not speak, but pointed to his throat. It was being affected by a slow-spreading paralysis which had gripped him. Every effort was made in his behalf, but at about 9 a.m., Saturday, the end came. He was nearly 79 years old.

    The McGlathery family has long been prominent in the region and for many years well known in Polk township. The late Col. J. E. McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery], auctioneer, was one of Abraham's brothers.

    John McGlathery [John Dudley McGlathery], the son mentioned, was in Big Rapids when word came of his father's death. Big Rapids is 950 miles from Plesant Hill, but the young man, accompanied by his wife [Viola Roche], was on the road promptly. They drove with scarce an intermission, not stopping for a rest, and were here several hours ahead of the time set for the funeral.

    It may be well said in conclusion, passing earnest tribute is a man long the fond friend of the writer, that A. R. McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] ("Abe," as he was familiarly known
    to many) was an earnest, honest, hard-working man, who had piously[?] earned and steadfastly held the respect and good will of those among whom his lot was cast. Through good fortune and bad, of both which he had his share, he was always the same[,] a sunny natured sort of person, likable, dependable, responsible[?]. So he had his many friends, as well as those loved ones of the home circle, who cherished him and who are sad that he has gone."
    -- "The Pleasent Hill Times," Pleasant Hills, MO; 21 JUN 1929
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  1. Findagrave Samuel Leonidas Roberts
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1850
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
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  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
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  8. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  9. FamilySearch United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865
  10. Book: Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of Western Nebraska; "S. L. Roberts" Biography; Chicago, IL: Alma Publishing Co., 1909, pp. 153-54 Free Google E-Book;
  11. Website: Mary Ann Craine, Family Group Record; Jim Atchison, "Our American Cousins," online genealogical database; Rootsweb / Ancestry, Last Updated: 7 July 2014, Accessed AUG 2017;
  12. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991
  1. Findagrave Anna M. Roberts
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
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  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
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  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  8. FamilySearch United States Census, 1930
  9. Website: Cass County Missouri Probate Court, Will Book A (1844-1888) Will of John McGlathery, Cass County Missouri, written 26 NOV 1873 & proved 26 DEC 1873, p. 216; FamilySearch.org, FHL # 960144. Last Viewed 25 JUL 2017.;
  10. Website: Mary Ann Craine, Family Group Record; Jim Atchison, "Our American Cousins," online genealogical database; Rootsweb / Ancestry, Last Updated: 7 July 2014, Accessed AUG 2017;
  11. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991
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