Mr. Richard Chester Roberts

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
June 28, 1883, page 3
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Death of a Good Citizen.

We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Richard Chester Roberts, which event occurred at his farm near Adairsville, in this county, on Friday morning last. The deceased had been for a long time a resident of Cartersville engaged in the livery business, until a short time previous to his death. Having been a confirmed invalid for twelve months, he quit his old business and removed to his farm where it was thought his health would be improved; but, alas! A few days ago he was regarded as being better and the shock of his death was greater upon the community when it was announced.

Mr. Roberts was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., September 8th, 1826. He was a soldier in the Mexican war of 1846 or 1847, serving in the company with Gen. W. T. Wofford from this county. Soon after his return his father died leaving a widow with eleven children, himself being the eldest. He took charge of the family affairs at the age of 24, and was not only a faithful brother in taking care of them, but he was a father to them, having raised all his brothers and sisters up to be useful men and women. He has left a faithful wife, two little daughters and loving sisters and brothers to mourn his death and the whole community to regret the loss of so good a citizen.

Mr. Roberts was married to Miss Adelaide Grubb, in Jefferson county, Tenn., in 1861. He removed to Louisville, Kentucky, after the late war, where he made his home for several years, after which he came to Cartersville. He professed religion and joined the Methodist church in 1871, since which time he has been a consistent and most exemplary member and a zealous and God-fearing Christian.

It is no wonder that there was such a large attendance at his funeral services on Saturday evening last at the Methodist church, when the obsequies were performed by Rev. F. G. Huges in the most impressive manner. But “Dick” Roberts, as he was affectionately called by many of his friends, is no more to give good counsel to the young! He has passed beyond the river of death to the blissful realms of eternal happiness, of which there can be no doubt. May the sheltering wings of Providence protect the loved ones left behind!


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