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Delaware County, Iowa


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T. S. McRoberts


Prairie Township



      T. S. McRoberts, a successful and well known agriculturist residing on section 32, Prairie township, is the owner of four hundred and fifty acres of valuable land in that and Adams townships. His birth occurred in County Antrim, Ireland, on the 17th of May, 1874, his parents being Thomas and Elizabeth (McWilliams) McRoberts, likewise natives of that country. Our subject was the sixth in order of birth in their family of eight children, seven of whom survive, two being residents of the Emerald isle and five of the United States. The parents have passed away.

      T. S. McRoberts spent the first fifteen years of his life in the land of his nativity and in September, 1889, emigrated to the United States, settling in Scotland county, Missouri, where he followed farming for five years. On the expiration of that period, in 1894, he came to Delaware county, Iowa, and here worked as a farm hand for four years. He then purchased a tract of one hundred and twenty acres on section 32, Prairie township, where he has resided continuously since, and also owns three hundred and thirty acres in Adams township, his holdings therefore embracing four hundred and fifty acres of rich and productive land. The property lies three miles north of Robinson and four and three fourths miles west of Ryan. In addition to the cultivation of cereals Mr. McRoberts raises full-blooded Durham cattle and Red Jersey hogs, both branches of his business returning to him a gratifying annual income. By careful and wise management he has won a well merited measure of prosperity and has gained recognition among the substantial and representative citizens of the community which has now been his home for two decades.

      On the 20th of January, 1899, Mr. McRoberts was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Robinson, a daughter of Anthony Robinson. They have six children, namely: Sarah, John, Margaret, Ethel, Thomas and Viola, all at home.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 380-383.

               Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb



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