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Fred Roberts family in rural Parker, 1900??
Posted by: Dennis Johnson (ID *****3355) Date: September 06, 2005 at 00:32:13
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I just got a box of photos that were at my brothers home. I do not have any relatives by the name of Roberts but there are several photos of this family. There is a photo of:
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Fred Roberts, and on the back "aged 23 years 11 months, about 1902." A logo in the lower corner says "W. D. Kidder, Parker, S. Dak." Fred has an unique parting of his hair, down the middle with a little of hair on each side.
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A postcard that says "Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roberts, 1910" on the written side. Again,Fred is identifiable with the little hair flippie.
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A postcard of a young girl, maybe 10, that says "Mary Roberts, Fred's adopted daughter." She has blonde hair.
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A 5 x 7 of an entire family, no names of any kind nor photographer logo. It's a farm scene, with horses/wagons/3 farm buildings and a wood windmill. On the left is one man w/two horses, one man standing on a FULL flatbed stacked with hay, two women standing, one holding a small child, a ten year old girl standing between them, four small boys? (most are, one too young to tell) standing in front of the women, two horses in front of another wagon (empty) with a man in the wagon, a man standing on the ground, tending two horses. This man has Fred Roberts style hair.
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Another 5 x 7 of the entire family, taken a few years later. But, there is one less male, three instead of four, a younger woman holding a small child and an older woman, with the daughter and four small children standing in the front.
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A "modern" 3 x 5 photograph, of a somewhat elderly couple, a younger man and a small girl, 5?, and a younger boy, 4?. The back says "Fred and Lena Roberts" and "Luverne Roberts." The writing also says "Taken in Oct. 1941."
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Another "modern" photo, "taken in June 1943" of "Arthur and Fred."
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The last photo is a "cardboard back" photo, like the earlier ones except that it appears to have been cut to remove someone from the photo. It shows a young couple, sitting in a photo studio, she with a white dress long enough to barely see the toe of her shoe. Maybe it is Fred Roberts and Lena on their wedding day but hard to tell as they don't quite look the same.
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Anyone know who these people could be? I would send the photos to a relative. The Centerville centennial book lists a Bill Roberts and an Earl Roberts. A story of William Roberts is in the Wakonda centennial book. Anyone have a Parker or Marion book? Are they listed there?


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