July 3, 1908
The 1910 census report says that Fannie's
husbands last name was Doran.
So now I'll try to find something to back either account up.
archive site for Elmer Roberts in NY
The first several times I got no results
But finally this article came up.
This article was helpful in several ways
I knew the middle initial was E
But once again I had no idea what the E stood for.
This article gave me that answer plus a story to go with his name!
This article told me when his wife Anna died.
That confirmed the grave site information I had found for them
The article said he had a son. But I knew from census records that he
also had a daughter. Her name was Elsie.
This is the picture that really got me started researching.
That was back in the early 1980's.
The large frame on the wall behind Elmer is a map.
I had to use a magnifying glass, but I finally got enough information
to write to the Cayuga County Clerk of Court in NY.
It's called Lakehurst, in Auburn, NY.
I was told I could purchase a copy of the map
and that the housing development was still there!
The date on the map is June 5, 1929.
I was really excited when I got that map!
I made everyone look at it too.
So I'll quote from the article.
October 16, 1937
Mrs. Elsie Roberts Billington, wife of Forris J. Billington
of 224 Armstrong Place, was declared a victom of
suicide by Coroner William R. Winne Saturday.
The 30 year old woman shot herself
The body was found by Mr. Billington
Mrs. Billington was a native of Rome, coming to Syracuse
I knew Elmer Jr., had a son from information
to back in 1982. His name was Raymond P. Ernenwein. The letter
heading says, Verona, New York, April 27, 1982.
Dear Mrs. Muller, I had just about decided that nobody here knew
He remembers "Ed" Lea ran a grocery store at the "Your Corners" of
Warner was of course a young boy then and he says he was not very
He remembers the son's name as Howard and that he was "about his
The Robert's connection, he says is from the family at "Fish Creek
An account of Verona Beach written by Mrs. Mabel Myers of Verona
John Roberts also sold coal and Warner recalls that Smith Showdy
According to Mabel L. Bentley Myer, writing in 1967 - "the people I shall
A post office called Fish Creek was established in 1870. Fourth postmaster
"A general store was kept along with the postoffice at Fish Creek. It was
The first schoolhouse was near the Roberts settlement. Later a new one was
At the beginning of 1900 two prominent business men of Fish Creek were John
After the death of her parents, Minnie Roberts Head daughter of John Roberts,
Above all quoted from writing (unpublished) by Mrs. Mabel Myer.