Noah Roberts; his wife, Betty (1875-1963); and their son, Donald B. Roberts
(1909-1936), are buried in Lot No. 40 in the extreme southeast corner
of Salem Cemetery. Noah's inscription reads, "Roberts, Noah, 1864-1932."
The Roberts are buried on a portion of this lot purchased originally by J. W.
Hickerson. His wife, Elizabeth C. (18 September 1839-26 August 1899) is
buried at the north end of the lot.
"NOAH JOSEPH ROBERTS
"Noah Joseph Roberts, son of Alfred and Sarah Roberts, was born
August 24, 1864, in Johnson county, Tennessee, and died January
21, 1932, at his home near Chariton, at the age of 67 years, 4 months
and 28 days.
"At the age of 13 years he moved with his parents to Ablingdon,
Washington county, Virginia. There he grew to manhood and on
May 6, 1894, was married to Betty F. Wells.
"Four years later they moved to Chariton, Iowa. Mr. Roberts has
resided here ever since, with the exception of one year, 1905 to 1906,
when they resided in Douglas county, Missouri. To this union were
born five children, Bessie F. Coop, of Chariton; William J., of Joliet,
Ill.; Johnnie L. and Donald B., both of Chariton; and Noah Frederick,
who died in infancy.
"Besides the widow and four children, Mr. Roberts is survived by
four grandchildren, Pearl, William and Betty Ann Coop, of Chariton;
and Kenneth Scott, of Joliet; two brothers, Tommy, of Chariton,
and Briton, of Woodburn, and one sister, Mrs. Polly Caldwell,
"Mr. Roberts was a member of Cherry First Baptist church of
Ablingdon, Virginia, which he joined as a young man.
"A funeral services, conducted by Rev. Harry Secor, minister
of the First Baptist church, of Chariton, was held at the Salem
church, on Sunday, January 24, at two o'clock, with
interment in the Salem cemetery."
The Chariton Herald-Patriot, Thursday, 28 January 1932