David Ephraim Roberts (1869 - 1958)

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Birthplace: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1869 Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

Death: Feb. 26, 1958 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

88-Year Old Etna Pioneer Dies At Salt Lake City David Ephraim Roberts, 88, early Star Valley pioneer and a former Etna resident, died at Salt Lake City Wednesday morning about 9:20 a.m. relatives here learned. Mr Roberts lived in Etna for many years, and operated a store where until just a few years ago when his health worsened and he moved to Utah to live with members of his family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Etna Ward Chapel under the direction of Bp. Clyde E. Wolfley. Visitors may call at the home of a son C.S. Roberts in Etna Friday evening and Saturday until 12:30 p.m. A more complete obituary will be published next week. Services Held for David E. Roberts David Ephriam Roberts, 88, died of causes incident to old age at Kearns, Utah Feb. 26, 1958. Funeral services were held in the Etna Ward LDS Chapel March 1 conducted by Bp. Clyde Wolfley. Mr Roberts was born in a dirt roof house in Bloomington, Idaho, April 3, 1869 to William and Jannett Jones Roberts. His mother died while he was yet a baby and he was raised by his uncle David Roberts. He spent his boyhood days in Bloomington. He was a stranger to shoes and warm clothing. As a young man he married Mary Jane Briscoe in the Logan LDS Temple. They made their home in Kemmerer, Wyo. where he and his brother Charlie ran a produce business until his wife passed away leaving him two small boys to care for. He then moved to Bear Lake buying and selling produce and shipping to his brother in Kemmerer. He also owned a large ranch, stocked with white face cattle. He married Hermoine Hart Feb 11, 1911 in Logan. She died the same year. He filled a two-year mission to Great Britain for the LDS Church. When he returned home he came to Star Valley and built the first mercantile business at Etna. He married viola Jane Gardner in the Salt Lake LDS Temple May 27, 1920/ She died Jan 1, 1958. Survivors include six sons, C. Sylvester Roberts Etna; Lorin Roberts Afton; David G. Roberts Holliday, Utah; Dee G. Roberts, R. Dean Roberts and Delaine Roberts Salt Lake City; two daughters Mrs Wallace Trottier (Adell) Kearns, Utah; and Mrs LeGrande Hobbs (Deona) Ames, Iowa; a sister, Mrs Lydia Loveland, Portland Ore.; 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sons one daughter and three grandchildren preceded him in death. Burial was in the Etna Cemetery.

Roberts, David Ephraim (26 Feb 1958) (1)Star Valley Independent

David Ephraim ROBERTS is the son of William ROBERTS and Jannet JONES

David Ephraim ROBERTS married Mary Jane BRISCOE 17 Oct 1894 in Logan, Cache, Ut

Sabina Hermoine HART 2 Feb 1911

Viola Jane GARDNER 27 May 1920 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah


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Spouses:
  • Mary Jane Briscoe Roberts (1874 - 1900)
  • Viola Jane Gardner Roberts (1890 - 1956)
  • Sabina Hermoine Hart Roberts (1875 - 1911)*
Children:
  • Charles Sylvester Roberts (1895 - 1958)*
  • David Cyril Roberts (1897 - 1898)*
  • Lorin Hugh Roberts (1899 - 1972)*
  • Cyril Roberts (1911 - 1990)*
  • Ozro Duncan Roberts (1922 - 1941)*
  • Richard Dean Roberts (1929 - 2003)*

Burial: Etna Alpine Cemetery Etna Lincoln County Wyoming, USA

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David Roberts's Timeline

1869
April 3, 1869
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
1894
October 17, 1894
Age 25
Logan, Cache, Utah
1895
August 27, 1895
Age 26
Bloomington, ID, USA
1897
November 20, 1897
Age 28
Kemmerer, WY, USA
1899
July 15, 1899
Age 30
Bloomington, ID, USA
1920
May 27, 1920
Age 51
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
1922
April 18, 1922
Age 53
Afton,Lincoln,Wyoming