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Roberts, Lilburn Brashears – Obituary

Word was received in Philip Tuesday afternoon of the death of L. B. Roberts [July 26, 1927] , who for the past five years has resided in Pierre, S.D. During the past year Mr. Roberts has submitted to several serious operations, the last one being performed only a week ago. It was thought that he was recovering nicely from this but on Monday his condition became suddenly worse and on Tuesday morning his relatives at Philip were sent for. L. B. as he was familiarly called all who knew him resided in Philip for many years. He served as deputy county auditor during the term of Edgar Watwood and was also assistant Post Master for a number of years. He had many fiends in this locality who will deeply regret to learn of his passing. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and two children, Jean and Bobbie, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts and sister Mrs. Ethel Peshek. The remains will be brought to Philip Thursday afternoon, funeral services to be held the following morning. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of this city. Contributed by: Shelli...

Roberts, Joseph – Obituary

Joe Roberts of Philip died at the Philip hospital where he had been taken a week previously. Saturday morning Mr. Roberts, who was past 94 was one of the two or three oldest persons in Haakon County. He had been a resident of Philip vicinity since 1907. Arrangements were made for funeral services at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fred H. Wahlquist delivering the sermon. Burial will be in the Philip Cemetery. Joseph Roberts was born near Oskaloosa, Ia. on March 3, 1853 and died at the Philip Community hospital on Saturday, Nov. 22, 1947 at the age of 94 years, eight months and 19 days. He grew to manhood in Iowa and became a member of the Baptist Church of Oskaloosa. He was united in marriage to Editha Iowa Ferguson on Sept. 8, 1878. To this union two children were born: L. B. Roberts, who died in 1927 and Ethel, now Mrs. Jack Peshek of Philip. They lived on a farm in Iowa until the spring of 1907 when they came to Philip and located on a homestead northwest of here. Later they moved into Philip and operated the Winchester Hotel until 1934 when they moved into a private home. Mrs. Roberts preceded him in death in 1938. Since that time Mr. Roberts made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peshek at the Winchester Hotel. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Jack Peshek; one granddaughter, Mrs. Edward York of Belle Fourche, S.D.; and three great grandchildren. He also leaves a host of friends. Discover your family's story. Enter a...

Roberts, Editha Iowa Ferguson – Obituary

Roberts, Editha Iowa Ferguson Haaken Co., SD The diminishing list of old settlers in Haakon County this week lost another of its members. Mrs. Joe Roberts passed away Tuesday night [August 2, 1938]. She was 80 years old, and had come to Philip the year it was first settled in 1907. Mrs. Roberts had been failing in health for several years, and during the past three years had been forced to spend nearly all of the time in bed. Funeral services for the deceased pioneer will be held in the Presbyterian Church Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. ++The Pioneer Review, August 4, 1938++ Funeral services for Mrs. Editha Ferguson Roberts, 80, a resident of Haaken County since 1907, were conducted Friday morning at the Presbyterian Church in Philip, with Rev. H. C. Ernst conducting the services. Mrs. Roberts died Tuesday, August 2, after a lingering illness. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Mahaska County, April 11, 1859, the deceased received her early education in the county grade schools. She taught music and later attended the Baptist College at Pella, Iowa. At the age of 16 she became a member of the Baptist Church. In September, 1878, she was married to Joseph Roberts,...

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