Stephen Mason1

M, #15451
     Stephen married Rebecca Robertson.2

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 376.

George Bullock1

M, #15452, d. before 1875
     George Bullock was born in Missouri.2
George married Lucinda "Cinda" Mason, daughter of Stephen Mason and Rebecca Robertson.1
George died before 1875.1

Family

Lucinda "Cinda" Mason
Child

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S3245] The Maries Countian, Winter 2002.

Edna Elizabeth Roberson1,2

F, #15453, b. July 19, 1879, d. June 19, 1959
Father*William "Wid" Roberson1 b. February 5, 1838, d. December 25, 1909
Mother*Lucinda "Cinda" Mason1
     Edna Elizabeth Roberson, daughter of William "Wid" Roberson and Lucinda "Cinda" Mason, was born on July 19, 1879 in Maries County, Missouri.1,2,3
Ednamarried, an unknown person (his first marriage) Joshua Columbus Sneed (his second marriage) , son of William Joshua "Bud" Sneed and Lucinda Roberson, on January 21, 1900 at Missouri.4,3
Edna and Joshua Columbus Sneed lived in 1912 at Dry Creek Township in Maries County, Missouri. Residing with them were..2
Edna married Baylis Copeland on August 4, 1945.5
Edna died on June 19, 1959 at age 79.3 She was buried in June, 1959 in Kenner Cemetery in Dixon, Pulaski County, Missouri.6

Family 1

Joshua Columbus Sneed b. November 13, 1869, d. April 1, 1937
Children

Family 2

Baylis Copeland d. 1955

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S2575] The Maries Countian, Summer 2003.
  3. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 376.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 398.
  6. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 399.
  7. [S31] Maries County, Missouri Message Board.

Joshua Columbus Sneed1,2

M, #15454, b. November 13, 1869, d. April 1, 1937
Father*William Joshua "Bud" Sneed b. January 14, 1845, d. March 24, 1885
Mother*Lucinda Roberson3
     He was normally known as Joshua.
Thomas C. Sneed and Joshua Columbus Sneed were twins.2 Joshua Columbus Sneed, son of William Joshua "Bud" Sneed and Lucinda Roberson, was born on November 13, 1869.4,3
Joshua married Hattie Mae Doyle (her first marriage), daughter of William Doyle and Tabitha F. Perkins, on January 21, 1897 at Maries County, Missouri.5 Joshua Columbus Sneed and Hattie Mae Doyle were divorced on April 7, 1898 at Missouri.4
Joshua (his second marriage) married Edna Elizabeth Roberson, daughter of William "Wid" Roberson and Lucinda "Cinda" Mason, on January 21, 1900 at Missouri.5,3
In 1912 Joshua Columbus Sneed farmed in Missouri.6
Edna and Joshua Columbus Sneed lived in 1912 at Dry Creek Township in Maries County, Missouri. Residing with them were..6 Joshua had five known children as of 1913 (four living.)6
Joshua died on April 1, 1937 at age 67.3 He was buried in April, 1937 in Kenner Cemetery in Dixon, Pulaski County, Missouri.7

Family 1

Hattie Mae Doyle b. 1882

Family 2

Edna Elizabeth Roberson b. July 19, 1879, d. June 19, 1959
Children

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 398.
  3. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 376.
  4. [S31] Maries County, Missouri Message Board.
  5. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  6. [S2575] The Maries Countian, Summer 2003.
  7. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 399.

Joseph Myers1

M, #15455
     Joseph married Mary A. "Polly" Parker, daughter of Henry Parker and Martha Roberson.1

Family

Mary A. "Polly" Parker b. January 26, 1849

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

(?) Followill1

F, #15456
Father*William Followill1
     (?) married William Parker, son of Henry Parker and Martha Roberson.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

William Followill1

M, #15457

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

William Followill Jr1

M, #15458
Father*William Followill1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Monroe Parker1

M, #15459
Father*William Parker1
Mother*(?) Followill1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

William H. Spratley1

M, #15460, d. circa 1908
Father*William F. Spratley1
     William H. was one of the old-time linemen for the Western Union Telegraph Company.1
William married Malinda Parker, daughter of Henry Parker and Martha Roberson, on July 3, 1865.1
William died circa 1908 in Maries County, Missouri.1

Family

Malinda Parker b. August 9, 1849
Children

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

William F. Spratley1

M, #15461

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Edward Spratley1

M, #15462
Father*William H. Spratley1 d. circa 1908
Mother*Malinda Parker1 b. August 9, 1849
     Edward Spratley lived Maries County, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Charles Spratley1

M, #15463
Father*William H. Spratley1 d. circa 1908
Mother*Malinda Parker1 b. August 9, 1849
     Charles Spratley lived Maries County, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

William Spratley1

M, #15464, b. April 1, 1873, d. August 23, 1928
Father*William H. Spratley1 d. circa 1908
Mother*Malinda Parker1 b. August 9, 1849
     William married Maggie (?)1 William Spratley, son of William H. Spratley and Malinda Parker, was born on April 1, 1873 in Dixon, Pulaski County, Missouri.2
William died on August 23, 1928 at Frisco Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 55.2
His obituary was published in the Maries County Gazette Newspaper on August 30, 1928.2 His obituary stated:
William Spratley Dead
The death angle (sic) again cam,e to this earth and claimed as his victim, William Spratley. Mr. Spratley was born near Dixon, Mo., April 1st, 1873 and died in the Frisco Hospital, at St. Louis, August 23rd, 1928. Will as he was known by his many friends, with hi family, formerly lived in Maries county, but for the past thirty-three years, has been lineman for the Frisco Railroad Co., with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was well and favorably known and gained many friends wherever he went. He is survived by a wife, three daughters, Flora, Leota and Mrs. Walter (Freda) Fiesler, and on son, Hiram Spratley, William Howard, having been killed in the flight of the Shenandoah Airplane some few years ago, and three brothers, J. H., Edward and Charles all of Vienna.
Among those that came to pay their last respects from a distance are as follows: Mrs. and Mrs. A. E. Laxton and Mr. and Mrs. Polly Parrot, of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Biglow of Cuba; and Mrs. and Mrs. Alfred Spratley, of Monett; and others whose names we failed to learn.
The bereaved relatives have lost a kind and generous hearted husband, father and brother. He united with the Baptist church about ten years ago.
The remains were laid to rest in the Vienna cemetery, Sunday afternoon, August 26th, funeral services being conducted by Rev. C. A. Baldwin, pastor of the Methodist church, in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends, beside his mother, to await the resurrection morn.

He was buried on August 26, 1928 in Vienna Public Cemetery in Vienna, Maries County, Missouri.2

Family

Maggie (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S5265] The Maries Countian, Fall 2007.

Alfred Spratley1

M, #15465, d. 1918
Father*William H. Spratley1 d. circa 1908
Mother*Malinda Parker1 b. August 9, 1849
     Alfred died in 1918 in Oregon in a flu epidemic.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Lydia Spratley1

F, #15466
Father*William H. Spratley1 d. circa 1908
Mother*Malinda Parker1 b. August 9, 1849
     Lydia married Albert Curtis.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Ada Spratley1

F, #15467
Father*William H. Spratley1 d. circa 1908
Mother*Malinda Parker1 b. August 9, 1849

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Maggie (?)1

F, #15468
     Maggie married William Spratley, son of William H. Spratley and Malinda Parker.1 Her husband, William, died on August 23, 1928 at age 55.2

Family

William Spratley b. April 1, 1873, d. August 23, 1928
Child

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S5265] The Maries Countian, Fall 2007.

Howard Spratley1

M, #15469, d. September 3, 1925
Father*William Spratley1 b. April 1, 1873, d. August 23, 1928
Mother*Maggie (?)1
      Stormy demise of dirigible shocked many Ohioans
The Navy dirigible Shenandoah with 43 aboard was ripped apart during a thunderstorm on Sept. 3, 1925, splitting into three sections near Caldwell in the southeastern part of our state. Fourteen men were killed; 29 survived.
The violent storm, with its 70-mile-per-hour winds, tore loose the airship’s control cabin, which plummeted earthward like a boulder. Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Lansdowne and seven crew members in it were killed. Others died in the tail section.
The bow section, still buoyant and carrying seven men, remained aloft. Authority Lew Gray, who is scheduled to address the Lakewood Kiwanis Club next month, had this to say about it:
“As the ship’s broken bow passed over farmland near the small Ohio town of Sharon, the men in it yelled down to a farmer, Ernest Nichols, to grab the trail ropes. There were two attached to the nose.
“Nichols caught one of them and snubbed it around two tree stumps. When the crewmen jumped out of the nose to safety, they asked the farmer to fetch a rifle so they could puncture the bow’s helium gas cells to bring down the remainder of the section.”
According to Nichols’ son, Stanley, who today is a retired chiropractor in Caldwell, his father got two shotguns and the deed was done.
Gray also cited an incident that happened just before the derelict bow section reached the Nichols farm.
“It clipped the top of a tree, yanking off a Navy rigger from Massachusetts named Frank McCarthy,” he said.
“McCarthy broke two collar bones and was knocked unconscious when he fell to the ground. He woke up in a Marietta hospital two days later and eventually recovered.”
Gray, a former Columbus school teacher who has authored a book about the crash called “Ill Wind,” will speak to the Lakewood Kiwanians at their non luncheon on Nov. 6 as part of a Veterans Day observance.
A week after the 1925 tragedy, the Lakewood Post ran an editorial supporting World War I flight commander William (Billy) Mitchell’s remarks relative to the disaster. Fearless Mitchell, a colonel then, blamed old-fogey, non-flyer generals in Washington for not knowing anything about aviation and caring less.
Oldsters recall the beauty of the craft after it was launched in 1923. Covered with an aluminum-painted fabric, it looked like a huge silver whale in the sky. It was 680 feet long and weighed 36 tons. It could 55 tons and carry enough fuel to cruise 5,000 miles at an average speed of 65 miles per hour.
The Shenandoah took its name from an Indian word meaning “Daughter of the Stars,” and was the first airship to use non-flammable helium instead of flammable hydrogen.
This article by Dan Chabek appeared in the Lakewood Sun Post October 25, 1990. Reprinted with permission.

The Navy dirigible "Shenandoah" left Lakehurst, New Jersey, on September 2, 1925, at approximately 4:00 P.M., headed for St. Louis and Detroit. Lieutenant Commander Zachery Lansdowne was in charge, with approximately 36 men on board. They were traveling over Ohio when they flew into a severe electrical storm, at approximately 4:00 A.M. The crew changed course almost a dozen times -- moving between altitudes of 1,800 and 7,000 feet. However, the air pressure and twisting were so great that the ship broke. The control car that was attached to the underbelly of the airship fell to the ground. Fourteen people died, including Lansdowne. This panorama shows the nose, which continued its flight for 12 miles, landing in Sharon, Ohio. It was believed that the accident could have been avoided if meteorological information had been available.
Navy dirigible Shenandoah
Navy dirigible Shenandoah
Wreck of the Navy dirigible Shenandoah

Howard died on September 3, 1925 in the wreck of the dirigible Shenandoah.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Freda Spratley1

F, #15470
Father*William Spratley1 b. April 1, 1873, d. August 23, 1928
Mother*Maggie (?)1
     Freda married (?) Fiesler.1

Family

(?) Fiesler

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

(?) Fiesler1

M, #15471
     (?) married Freda Spratley, daughter of William Spratley and Maggie (?).1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Leota Spratley1

F, #15472
Father*William Spratley1 b. April 1, 1873, d. August 23, 1928
Mother*Maggie (?)1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Hiram Spratley1

M, #15473
Father*William Spratley1 b. April 1, 1873, d. August 23, 1928
Mother*Maggie (?)1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Albert Curtis1

M, #15474
     Albert married Lydia Spratley, daughter of William H. Spratley and Malinda Parker.1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

William Baker1

M, #15475
     William married Mary Capehart, daughter of George W. Capehart and Drusilla Roberson.1

Family

Mary Capehart b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Nancy Dodds1

F, #15476
Father*John Dodds1
     Nancy Dodds and Daniel Roberson moved from Maries County, Missouri to Oakland, Laclede County, Missouri.1
Nancy died in Fairfield, Adair County, Oklahoma.1
Nancy married Daniel Roberson, son of Reverend William J. Roberson and Mary M. "Polly, Pop" Lambeth, on July 27, 1882 at Maries County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.

John Dodds1

M, #15477

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

May Roberson1

F, #15478
Father*Daniel Roberson1
Mother*Nancy Dodds1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Nora Roberson1

F, #15479
Father*Daniel Roberson1
Mother*Nancy Dodds1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).

Jacob Roberson1

M, #15480
Father*Daniel Roberson1
Mother*Nancy Dodds1

Citations

  1. [S2218] Internet Site: The Roberson Family Web Site – Jim Roberson (based on Dr. Everett King's book on Maries County)).