William Joseph Roberts, 1872–1916 (aged 43 years)
|Birth|| May 24, 1872
Note: Cited in notes from Thelma Weston.
|Marriage of parents||William Roberts — Mary Agnes Marks — View this family|
February 23, 1876 (aged 3 years) Husband: 39 Wife: 28
Mary Agnes Roberts death cert mentions her marriage to William as being for 16 years. They were married in 1876. She died in 1904. If their marriage was only 16 years then there may be a separation, divorce or death around 1892.
Qld Divorce records searched: 6242 - Matrimonial Petitions - Northern (Probably the right age range if a divorce occurred.) 5688 - Matrimonial Petitions - Southern.
Also archive search of exact names William Roberts Mary Agnes Roberts.
While 23 Feb 1876 appears on the marriage registration, the birth records for there children are earlier than this date. These records also point to other marriage dates. (From Annie Roberts - 27 Dec 1866. From William 17 Dec 1865)
|Death of a father||William Roberts|
about 1892 (aged 19 years)
Queensland BDM Index: 1896/C2999 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 62 years Not a match: engineer married in England to Elizabeth Thompson,. Died Tinana 30 Nov 1896
1910/C3140 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 76 years Not a match: miner born in Holyhead, Wales. Married in Charters Towers but no other info given. Died in Rockhampton 24 Nov 1910
NZ deaths 1885 William Roberts. Aged 52. Register lists Parents as "not known". Married status also "Not known". Place of birth London. Informant was the undertaker. Minister officiating was Presbyterian. (Checked NZ since one of his daughters married NZ'er.)
|Birth of a son||William Joseph Francis Roberts|
October 29, 1901 (aged 29 years)
Note: QLD Birth Registration: 1901/C/6824
|Death of a son||William Joseph Francis Roberts|
March 10, 1903 (aged 30 years)
|Birth of a son||William Christie Roberts|
December 25, 1903 (aged 31 years)
|Death of a mother||Mary Agnes Marks|
February 28, 1904 (aged 31 years) Age: 53
Address: Vulture St Charters Towers
Note: According to Thelma Weston research, also known as Victoria Mary Agnes Roberts.
|Burial of a mother||Mary Agnes Marks|
February 28, 1904 (aged 31 years)
Cemetery: Charters Towers Pioneer Cemetery
|Birth of a son||Harold Francis Roberts|
September 2, 1910 (aged 38 years)
|Birth of a son||Albert Clarence Roberts|
January 5, 1913 (aged 40 years)
|Birth of a son||Charles Joseph Roberts|
April 24, 1915 (aged 42 years)
|Death|| April 2, 1916 (aged 43 years)|
|Burial|| April 3, 1916 (1 day after death)|
Address: McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Plot 46917 Site 437 Division SR Section C Row CCC
Marriage: February 23, 1876 — Townsville, Queensland, Australia
2 yearselder sister
Marriage: January 19, 1864 — Banana, Queensland, Australia
Cited in notes from Thelma Weston.
Roberts at McLeod St Cemetery, Cairns
This seems to refer to the memorial rotunda in the middle of the cemetery where pioneers are listed alphabetically.
Site 432 Harry Bryghmen Roberts buried 13 Feb 1897 aged 18 433 John Roberts buried 17 Feb 1914 aged 42 434 Mary Roberts buried 2 Nov 1906 435 Peter Roberts buried 4 Feb 1895 aged 48 436 William Roberts buried 12 Jun 1902 aged 43 437 William Joseph Roberts buried 3 Apr 1916 aged 44 (Although the date of burial matches William Roberts d. 1916, the inclusion of middle name of Joseph seems spurious.) 438 Agnes Hanna Robertson buried 15 Sep 1908 aged 63