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.
"RITES HELD FOR NOAH ROBERTS ON SUNDAY
"Resident of Chariton for Fifty Years Died at His Home Thursday, Aged 67 years
"Funeral services for Noah J. Roberts, for fifty years a resident of Chariton,
were held from the Salem church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. Harry Secor, pastor of the Baptist church in Chariton. Burial was in the
"Mr. Roberts died at his home here last Thursday. He was 67 years of age.
"He was born in Johnson county, Tennessee, August 24, 1864. With his parents
he came to Chariton in 1881 and has lived here since that time, with the
exception of one year spent in Douglas county, Missouri.
"Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, three sons, William J. of Joliet, Ill., John
and Donald B., both of Chariton, and one daughter, Bessie F. Coop of this
The Chariton Leader, Tuesday, 26 January 1932
Note: There are substantial differences between this obituary and
another, entitled "Noah Roberts obituary No. 2," also posted to this list.