William Fraser Roberts (1867 - 1946)

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Mbin, Australia

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Mbin, Australia

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Family

Father: Roberts James Neilson Roberts
Mother: Bridget Devereaux Roberts

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Fraser

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1867 - In the year that William Fraser Roberts was born, on March 1st, Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States. Due to the Homestead Act, settlers had flooded into the area and the first wave of settlers was so large that Nebraska was immediately able to apply for statehood.

1888 - When he was 21 years old, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1890 - By the time he was 23 years old, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

1928 - He was 61 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1946 - In the year of William Fraser Roberts's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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William Fraser Roberts passed away in 1946 in Mbin, Australia at age 79. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was born in 1867. He was born to Roberts James Neilson Roberts and Bridget Devereaux Roberts, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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