Complete obituaries for the following individuals have been posted on the Wales-Gen
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1. Mrs. Margaret Roberts RODERICK, Died 24 Jul 1887, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA: Born in
Aberystwyth, South Wales, in 1837; came to America about 10 years later; in 1850 she
married the late John Roderick, whose death occurred 7 years ago, while his wife was in
mid-ocean, on her way to Europe; no children born of this marriage; after his death Mrs.
Roderick made her home with her brother, Rev. Dr. Wm. C. Roberts, president of the
Northwestern University, at Lake Forest, a suburb of Chicago; survived by a sister, Mrs.
B. Armstrong, Wilkes-Barre; and brother, David E. Roberts, superintendent of the Ferrel
Engine Works, of Ansonia, Conn., father of Miss Fannie Roberts who is a frequent guest of
her aunt in "this city".
2. Mrs. Rachel THEOPHILUS, Died 19 Aug 1887, Nanticoke, PA, USA: Age 70; born in
Rhandirmwyn, Carmarthenshire, South Wales in 1811; twice married, and mother of nine
children, eight by her first and one by her second husband; widow for 30 years; children
by the first husband, William Williams, whom she married in 1828, are Senator Morgan B.
Williams, of this city; Daniel Williams, a contractor and builder at Scranton; a sister
who resides in Somersetshire, England; William J.P. Williams, Neutral Strip, New Mexico;
Mrs. Daniel W. Evans, of Nanticoke, with whom Mrs. Theophilus lived; Timothy Theophilus is
the only child by the second marriage, but is now on a visit to Wales; his father was
William Theophilus and he married deceased in 1841; during her entire life in Wales she
resided in the same house in Pentwyn for a period of 55 years.
3. Mrs. Edward MILES, Died 12 Sep 1887, Plymouth, PA, USA: Age 64; a native of Merthyr
Tydvil, Glamorganshire, South Wales; emigrated to U.S. 19 years ago; survived by her
husband and 7 children, one of whom is David E. Miles, of Wilkes-Barre, the noted tenor
singer. All the children are married except two.
Pasadena, MD, USA