Obituary Record

William Ellis Roberts
Died on 9/6/1943


9 Sept.,1943 - The Enterprise


Mrs. Elsie Pfieffer received the sad news on Monday of the death of her brother, William E. Roberts who died that morning at his home in Crackerville, Montana.

The news came as a shock as Mrs. Pfieffer had not known of a serious illness.

Mr. Roberts was well known here; he was the son of prominent pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Roberts and was born on September 30, 1875 on the old Roberts homestead where H. D. Meier now lives, and was one of a family of ten children.

Practically all his life being associated with his father in business, and later farming. He was married to Miss Mossie Curtis and for a few years the couple lived in Washington, at that time Mr. Roberts operated a hardware store. Three children were born to this union, Roberta who preceded her father in death, and two sons, Wayne of Army Air Corps stationed at Chanute Field, Kansas and Ashley in government service at Hardin, Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts moved to Dillon, Montana 23 years ago, and later moved to Crackerville, where he operated a store and a service station.

Besides his wife and two sons, Mr. Roberts is survived by three grandchildren, one brother, Ray E. Roberts of Fremont, and three sisters, Mrs. Hannah Manuel of Kearney, Miss Belle Roberts of Norfolk and Mrs. Elsie Pfieffer of this place.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

Name: William Ellis Roberts
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 06 Sep 1943
Event Place: Crackerville, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States Gender: Male
Age: 67
Birth Year (Estimated): 1876
Father's Name: Robert E Roberts
Mother's Name: Nancy J Sage
Spouse's Name: Mossie

Citing this Record "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 August 2017), Mossie in entry for William Ellis Roberts, 06 Sep 1943; citing Death, Crackerville, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States, various county recorder offices; FHL microfilm 398,094.

Note: His death certificate states that he was in the Spanish American War.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 9/9/1943