This is the tombstone for my great-grandparents Benjamin Franklin and Lucy Jane (Allen) Roberts. It is located in Rosehill Cemetery in Hazelton, Barber Co., Kansas. Benjamin Franklin was b. 12 Jun 1853 in Peoria, Adams Co., Illinois, the son of Daniel Sheldon and Permelia Rebecca (White) Roberts. He d. 17 Aug 1935 in Hazelton, Barber Co., Kansas. He m. Lucy Jane Allen 17 Feb 1884 in La Crosse, Macon Co., Missouri. Lucy Jane was b. 3 Feb 1866 in Newburg, Macon Co., Missouri, the daughter of Robert Linzie and Duretta Catherine "Cass" (Shumaker) Allen. She d. 22 Apr 1946 in Hardtner, Barber Co., Kansas. They had eight children: Linzie Sheldon, Duretta Florence "Flo", William Edward "Ed", an infant daughter who died shortly after birth, Walter Ray, Lillie May, Clarence Allen Sr., and Benjamin Albert "Bennie".
Tragedies 25 Years Apart
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