Obit: Roberts, John F. (? - 1929)
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/24/1929
Roberts, John F. (? - JAN 1929)
Word comes from a friend at Portland, Oregon, that John F. Roberts, for some years a resident of Neillsville, died recently. Mr. Roberts was one of the old-time school teachers of Clark County, Wis., teaching at Longwood and in a number of country schools in the vicinity of Neillsville. Later he studied law for some time in the County Judge's office, when R. B. Salter was judge. After the fire in Phillips, Wis., he went there and worked as a carpenter at re-building the city, building also two houses there for himself. Later he went to Everett, Wash., where he engaged in boat-building.
During the years he lived in Clark County, he made his home with Mrs. Charlotte Sterns, and was one of a group of young men who boarded there, among whom were S. M. Marsh, Hugo Bodmer and George E. Crothers. His friendship was one of the pleasant experiences of this writer's life. John was a young man (I still think of him as a young man) of fine appearance, scholarly in his tastes, a wide reader and keen student, his preference running toward the philosophic and scientific. He was never married.
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