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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Arthur H. FRONABARGER (8) & Docie Evelyn BRITT

21. Pauline FRONABARGER. Born in 1895 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 92, Pauline died in 1987. Buried in 1987 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Pauline married Herman ROBERTS. Born in 1890. At the age of 55, Herman died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on 13 Feb 1945. Buried in Feb 1945 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Obituary: Herman Roberts, who died at his home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, February 13th, 1945, was brought to the Cross Roads Cemetery for burial last Friday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Fronabarger Roberts; a daughter, Mrs. M.B. (Lillian) Estes of Kansas City, Missouri; two sons, Ben Roberts of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Lt. George Roberts of the Signal Corps in Virginia. Soon after his marriage he went into World War I, and after the war, who with his family lived in Wildersville for a number of years before moving to Macon, Georgia, where they made their home before moving to Cape Girardeau. Mr. Roberts was an employee of the J.C. Penney Co. for a number of years but was forced to retire because of his poor health.

They had the following children:
i. Paul Herman. Born on 18 Nov 1917. At the age of 14, Paul Herman died on 6 Sep 1932. Buried in Sep 1932 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

ii. Lillian Harding. Born on 28 Aug 1920 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Kansas City, Missouri in Mar 1945.

Medical: Lillian Harding Roberts was delivered by Dr. Bolen, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee

iii. Ben Hubert. Born on 6 Nov 1921 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iv. George J.. Born on 2 Feb 1924 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.


22. Jewell Britt FRONABARGER. Born in 1909 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

On 19 Jul 1930 when Jewell Britt was 21, she married John Elam GIBSON, son of Elam Sanders GIBSON (1888-1950) & Myrtle HARDIN, in Caruthersville, Missouri. Born on 16 Apr 1911 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 92, John Elam died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 20 Feb 2004. Buried on 22 Feb 2004 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Funeral services for John Elam Gibson, age 92, will be Sunday, February 22, 2004, at 3:30 p.m., at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Charles Thomason, Eric Martin and Anthony Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkers Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Gibson died Friday, February 20, 2004, in Jackson. Mr. Gibson was born in Henderson County on April 16, 1911, the second son of Elam Sanders Gibson and Myrtle Hardin Gibson. His older brother James preceded him in death. John married Britt Fronabarger on July 19, 1930, in Caruthersville, Missouri because "We wanted to go somewhere and that's about as far as we could go on sixty dollars". John and Britt had one daughter, Brenda (Roger) Schomburg of Jackson; two grandchildren, David Gregory and Dana (Doug) Kahan; one great granddaughter, Ginger Britt; and two step-great grandchildren, Taylor and Justin. John worked for Priest Pearson in the cotton gin business ultimately buying his own gin in 1942. In 1952 John additionally purchased the Pearson Gin on Highway 22 north of Lexington, while continuing to farm and raise cotton on the land adjacent to the Gibson homesite. As a devout Christian, John worshipped at the Wildersville Church of Christ. He served two terms as magistrate of the Henderson County Court and was the director of the Federal Housing Authority in the late 60's and 70's. He also played an instrumental role in obtaining a charter for the Lexington First Federal Savings and Loan later serving as vice-president and director of the company. He was a long time member of the Ruritan Club and was an avid golfer and continued to play into his late 70's. He lived a long and active life among his many friends and in service to his community. The family requests memorials be made to the Wildersville Church of Christ. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 5 til 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 until time for the funeral service.

Reed's Chapel

They had one child:
i. Brenda. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Mar 2001. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Feb 2004.

Brenda married Roger SCHOMBURG.


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