William Roberts (1893 - 1971)

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Ronald Lee Roberts Gravesite

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Lura Roberts Been

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Roberts Family - 4 Generations

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Lola B Bowman

Lola B Bowman

Lola B Bowman

Lola B Bowman

John Roberts, age 17

John Roberts, age 17

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Paul V. Roberts

Jacquelyn Munsch McDonald

Jacquelyn Munsch McDonald

Daniel J. Roberts

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Sarah LeAnn Rowe Ronald Lee Roberts Gravesite Ronald Lee Roberts Gravesite Lura Roberts Been

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1893 - In the year that William Roberts was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

1914 - He was 21 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

1916 - At the age of 23 years old, William was alive when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1933 - William was 40 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1971 - In the year of William Roberts's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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William Roberts died in June 1971 at age 77. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was born on July 27, 1893. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Roberts had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.

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