Alfred E ROBERTS Manfred Mobil ROBERTS Flossie D NONAME Malissa ROBERTS Malissa J COPELAND Mini tree diagram
Alfred Zebdee ROBERTS

Alfred Zebdee ROBERTS1,2,3,6,4,7,5

30th Dec 18991,2,3,4,5 - 8th Mar 19876,4

Life History

30th Dec 1899

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

8th Mar 1987

Died in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.6,4

after 8th Mar 1987

Buried in Frenchman Methodist Church Cemetery, Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas.6

Other facts


Married Flossie D NONAME


  • 1900 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 21 June, Wilson, District 32, page 8A, Hse #119, Fam #120
    Roberts, Alferd Head W M May 1844 56 Married 3 yrs MI Canada (French) MI Farmer Owns
    Roberts, Malissa Wife W F Aug 1877 22 Married 3 yrs 2 children; 2 living AL MS AL
    Roberts, Manford Son W M Aug 1897 2 Single AR MI AL
    Roberts, Alferd Jr Son W M Dec 1899 5mos Single AR MI AL

    Note that he is reported here as 5 months old, and thus born in December 1899.  When he signed up for the WWI draft, he reported his birth date as 30 December 1900, which is impossible, since he was reported several months earlier in the census.

    The Find-a-Grave memorial, presumably reporting the date on his gravestone, says he was born 30 Dec 1898.  But surely the 1900 census is correct in this case.  His parents would have known the difference between a 5-month old and a 17-month old, and would have known his birth date that early in the game.  Later memory failed.

    1910 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 16-18 April, Wilson Township, District 35, Page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
    McPherson, Joseph F Head M W 45 2nd Marriage Married 8 years IN AR IN Farmer
    McPherson, Malissie Wife  F W 34 2nd Marriage Married 8 years 6 children/6 living AL MS AL
    Roberts, Manford Step-Son M W 12 AR Michigan AL
    Roberts, Alford Step-Son M W 10 AR Michigan AL

    The draft registration provides his full name.  This also clarifies how the first name is spelled.  It appears in different sources as Alfred and Alford (as well as Alferd in the 1900 census).  He signs it as Alford Zebdee Roberts, and it is entered this way on the card.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Alford Zebdee Roberts
    Residence Rt 1 Mayflower, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    Birth 30 Dec 1900
    Occupation Farming
    Nearest Relative (mother) Melisie McPherson, Rt 1 Mayflower
    Medium Height and Build, Light Blue Eyes, Light Hair
    Registered 12 Sept 1918 Conway, Faulkner, Arkansas

    1920 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 9 January, Wilson Township, District 39, page 3A, Hse #42, Family #46
    Roberts, Alford Head Rents M W 19 AR England MS Farmer
    Roberts, Flossie Wife F W 19 AR US US Farm Laborer

    Alford reports his father born in England, but the 1900 census reported he was born in French Canada

    1940 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 10 April, Mineral Township, District 60-120, page 8A, Batesville and Cato Cutoff, Hse #142, Rents Farm
    Roberts, Alford Z Head M W 41 Grade 0 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935 Farmer
    Roberts, Flosie D Wife F W 41 Grade 3 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935
    Roberts, Amos C Son M W 17 Single Grade 2 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935 Farm Laborer
    Roberts, Otha H Son M W 16 Single Grade 2 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935 New Worker
    Roberts, Altha S Dau F W 13 Single Grade 1 b Missouri Same Place in 1935
    Roberts, Edith E Dau F W 9 Single Grade 3 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935
    Roberts, LeeRoy A Son M W 6 Single Grade 1 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935
    Roberts, Barba J Dau F W 6mos Single Grade 0 b Arkansas

    Social Security Death Index
    Alford Roberts
    Born 30 Dec 1899
    Died Mar 1987
    Last Residence North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas 72116
    SSN 429-12-7067 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Alford Z Roberts
    Birth Dec 30, 1898
    Death Mar 8, 1987
    Burial Frenchman Mountain Methodist Episcopal Church South, Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas, Row 25 Plot 28
    Created by Susan Sep 30, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #73948918,


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