Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Mary A. Roberts

MRS. MARY A. ROBERTS, a well-known resident of Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, is the wife of Marion Roberts, a carpenter and farmer by occupation. Mrs. Roberts was born in the western part of Virginia, in 1857, and is a daughter of Elmer and Rebecca (Cooper) Daniels.

Elmer Daniels was a farmer, and was born in Virginia. He married Rebecca Cooper, and they had the following children: Eugene; John; Mary A, the subject of this sketch; Jennie; Elizabeth; Laura; Charles; Anna; Grace; Frank; and Edward, who is now attending Baker University, and is studying for the Gospel ministry.

Mrs. Mary A. Roberts went to Illinois when she was fifteen years old. She lived there until she reached the age of twenty-one years, when she married Samuel Lewman, in 1877. He was born in Illinois, and his death occurred in 1884. He was a farmer by occupation. One child resulted from this union, namely: Stella M., who is a graduate of the County High School at Altamont, of the class of 1898, and is now principal of the Valeda public schools. Mrs. Roberts came to Labette county in 1881, and located near Chetopa. In 1882 she bought a farm in Howard township, - the southeast quarter of section 32, township 34, range 18, which has since been her home.

In 1887, our subject married Marion Roberts, who was born in Iowa, in 1858. They have one child, - Frankie. Mr. Roberts is a Democrat, in politics. He belongs to the Valeda Lodge of Modern Woodmen of America.

Mrs. Roberts is highly esteemed in Howard township, and is well known for her frequent charitable acts. She is a woman of many estimable qualities, and has a large number of friends in the county.