Ninth Generation


443. Abby Marble HAMMOND was born on 11 July 1878 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1450 In 1895 she became a member of Founded Lambda Theda Phi1451 She In the first Stockton High School newspaper in 1896 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1452 Abby appeared in the census in 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1197 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1902.1453 She Christmas Party in December 1902 at Masonic Music Hall in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1454 On 5 June 1907 she became a member of Daughters of the American Revolution1455 Abby lived 18 E Flora St at 18 E Flora St in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA on 6 June 1907.1456 She was confirmed on 22 May 1910 at St John's Episcopal Church in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1457,1458 She died uremia on 17 November 1962 at the age of 84 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1459,1460,1461 Obituary in the Stockton Record, November 14, 1962:

PRIVATE RITES ARRANGED FOR ABBIE ROBERTS
Private funeral services will be held tomorrow in St. John's Episcopal Church for Abbie Hammond Roberts, 84, member of an early-day Stockton family who died Saturday in a local hospital.

Mrs. Roberts, a native of Stockton, spent her entire life here. Her residence was at 819 N. Madison. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, St. John's Church, a charter member of Zeta Chapter, Lambda Theta Phi Sorority. Her husband, the late G. Porter Roberts, an accountant for the State Board of Equalization, died 16 years ago.

Surviving are three children, GP Roberts, Jr, Junius Y. Roberts, both of Stockton, and John H. Roberts of Florida; a sister, Mrs. Lesley Munier of Stockton; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Internment will be in the Rural Cemetery. Abby was buried on 20 November 1962 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1460,1462 Buried in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, CA - Lot 723, Blk 31 She has reference number 22. Application for admittance into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) June 5, 1907 - membership number 60726.

Confirmed in the Episcopal Church, St. John's Church, Stockton, CA, May 22, 1910, by William Renison, Rector. Certificate on file.


On file: Official thanks to Abby Hammond Roberts, from Bendix Aviation, for hair that she donated to be used for bomb sights in 1942 during WW II.

"The same nurse, Alice McCabe Geiger (Mrs. George) brought all my children into the world and their Uncle, Dr. Robert Ray Hammond was the attending doctor. Gilchrist was a breech presentation and Dr. Sam Cross and Dr. Charles P. Harry were assisting doctors for him." Personal note written by Abby Hammond Roberts

Per Ralph Yardley cartoon for the Stockton Record - publication date unknown - Porter Roberts, Abby Hammond, J D Young and Samuel Langdon were all part of the same social set - and played tennis together.

Abby Marble HAMMOND and Gilchrist Porter ROBERTS , Sr. were married on 3 October 1903 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1463,1464,1465 They1463,1464,1465 lived in 440 E Vine Street, Stockton, CA on 3 October 1903.1466 They1466 lived at 18 E. Flora in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1906.1467 Abby and Gilchrist1467 appeared in the census in 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1468 They1468 appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1469 They1469 lived in 27 W Poplar, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1920.1470 Abby and Gilchrist1470 lived in 27 W Poplar, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1925.1471,1472 They1471,1472 lived 27 W Poplar in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1929.1473 They1473 appeared in the census in 1930 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1474 Abby and Gilchrist1474 lived 27 W Poplar in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1930.1475 They1475 appeared in the census in 1940 at 27 W Poplar in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1476 Gilchrist Porter ROBERTS , Sr.1477,1478,1479,1480,1481, son of Richard Morris ROBERTS and Julia PORTER, was born on 21 September 1878 in Joplin, Jasper, MO.1477,1482 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Joplin, Jasper, MO.1483 He migrated in 1896 to in Hannibal, Marion, MO to Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1484 Gilchrist graduated on 29 May 1896 in Hannibal, MO from Hannibal High School.1485,1486 He Staying in SF with family on 29 August 1896 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1487 He Stanford Sophomore Cotillion on 21 February 1898 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA.1488 Gilchrist Role in play at Stanford on 25 March 1899 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA.1489 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1490 He graduated in 1900 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.1491,1492 Gilchrist lived Registered to vote in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA in 1900.1493 In 1901 he became a member of Elks/IOOF1494,1495,1496 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1902.1497 He Letter to GPR from John O Roberts (uncle) on 7 October 1903 in Clarksville, Pike, MO.1498 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1904.1499 Gilchrist Registered to Vote in 1906 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1467 In 1907 he was an Owner of Planing Mill in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1500 He was elected as Director, Stockton Tennis Club on 6 March 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1501 Gilchrist was appointed Director: Stockton Folf and Country Club on 10 April 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA1502 He was elected as Delegate, Republican County Convention on 16 August 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1503 He Staying at the Union Square Hotel on 20 July 1912 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1504 Gilchrist testimony about Roberts & Clark employment practices on 10 August 1914 in Seattle, King, WA.1505 In 1915 he was a Roberts & Clark in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1506 He registered for World War I on 12 September 1918 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1507 In 1920 Gilchrist was an owned planing mill (Roberts & Clark) in 425 S Center St, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1508 In 1921 he was an Owner - Planing Mill at 425 S Center in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1509 In 1923 he was an Owner - Planing Mill at 425 S Center in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1510 In 1925 Gilchrist was an owned planing mill (Roberts & O'Keefe) in 425 S Center St, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1511 In 1925 he was an Owner - Planing Mill at 425 S Center in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1512 In 1930 he was an Owner - Pig Mill, Auto Body Building in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1513 On 21 March 1930 Gilchrist was a President, Qualitibilt Motor Bodie, Inc. in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1514 In 1931 he was a President, Qualitibilt Motor Bodies at 901 E Charter Way in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1515 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1932.1516 In 1932 he was a President, Qualitibilt Motor Bodies at 901 E Charter Way in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1517 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1933.1518 On 16 March 1933 Gilchrist was a Letters of Incorporation Suspended in Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.1519 He was appointed on 13 June 1934 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA as Asst to H B Hoffman, Admin of the State Board of Equalization1520,1521 He registered for WW II in 1941 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1522 Gilchrist died coronary occlusion on 12 August 1946 at the age of 67 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1523,1524,1525 He was buried on 15 August 1946 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1526,1527 He has reference number . 1904 Stockton City Directory: Roberts, Gilchrist P. bkkpr Thomas & Buell, r. 44 E. Vine
1907/08 Stockton City Directory: Roberts, Gilchrist P. (Roberts & Clark), r. 18 E. Flora
Roberts & Clark Planing Mill, 425 S. Center between W. Sonora and W. Church, Phone 116,
Gilchrist P. Roberts, Wm H Clark
Clark, William, r. 645 W. Poplar
1915 Stockton City Directory: Roberts & Clark
Gilchrist P (Roberts & Clark) h 27 W Poplar
1925 Stockton City Directory: Roberts & O'Keefe Planing Mill, 425 S. Center
O'Keefe, WF, Rt 2 Box 277, Stockton
Roberts, GP (Roberts & O'Keefe) h 27 W Poplar
Roberts, GP, Jr., r 27 W Poplar

Historical Biographical Record, State of California, San Joaquin County
JM Guinn
George H. Tinkham
Volume II, 1909
Historic Record Co., Los Angeles, Calif.

The commercial interests of Stockton have a resourceful representative in Gilchrist P. Roberts, who as the senior member of the firm of Roberts & Clark is maintianing one of the largest planing mills in San Joaquin County. Mr. Roberts is a native of Missouri, born September 21, 1878, the son of parents who had long made that state their home. His early boyhood was spent in his native locality, where as a student in the grammar schools he was fitted to enter the high school after the family home was transferred to Stockton, Cal., this even occurring in 1896. After his graduation fron the Stockton high school he continued his studies in Stanford University and graduated from that well-known institution of learning in 1900.

Leaving college, Mr. Roberts put his recently acquired knowledge to practice as bookkeeper in the planing mill of Thomas & Bell, a position which he filled with great credit to himself and with acceptability to his employers for five years, during this time also devoting much of his time to the interests of the Republican Party, having in the meantime been elected a member of the county central committee of that party. During the years spent in the mill just mentioned Mr. Roberts gained a clear and thorough understanding of the planing-mill business, which gave him the confidence to undertake a business of his own. In 1905, associated with W. X. Clark, he purchased the milling business of the Garner Lumber Company, and under the name of Roberts & Clark a general milling business has since been conducted. The plant, which covers nearly half a bock, is equipped with the latest and most approved machinery for the manufacture of outside and inside finishings for buildings, this being their specialty, although they also do a general milling business. The building covers a space of about three hundred feet square, and taken all in all the plant and equipment in general is the finest to be found in this part of the country.

Mr. Roberts' marriage occurred in 1903 and united him with Miss Abbie Hammond, the daughter of John Hammond, and old resident and much respected citizen of Stockton. They have two children, G. P. Jr, and Junius D. Although much of Mr. Roberts' time is necessarily consumed in his business affairs, he yet has time to take an interested part in the welfare of this home town, and no worthy measure advanced for the betterment of conditions lacks his support and encouragement. He is also invested in a number of fraternal organizations, becoming a member of the Elks organization in 1901, and in 1908 he was elected exalted ruler of his lodge, to serve for one term. He is also a member of Truth Lodge No. 55, I.O.O.F.

Stockton Record -
G. Porter Roberts, 67, assistant tax administrator for District 10 of the State Board of Equalization, with headquarters in this city, died unexpectedly Monday night. He had been in ill health for several years, but his condition was not regarded as threatening. He died a few moments after retiring for the night.

Roberts joined the Equalization Board forces here when the tax unit was founded in 1933. Before that he had been a member of the firm of Roberts and Clark, local planing mill concern for a number of years.

A member of Stockton Lodge of Elks for many years, Roberts was exalted ruler when the present Elks Building was dedicated in 1908.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Abby Hammond Roberts, and three sons, Gilchrist P. Roberts, Jr. and Junius Young Roberts of Stockton and John Hammond Roberts of Fresno. He was the brother of Mrs. Frank T. Hodgdon of Missouri and the late Mrs. J. D. Young of Stockton. Five grandchildren also survive. He was a native of Joplin, MO.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the DeYoung Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. George Foster Pratt officiating.

Obituary in the Hannibal, Missouri Newspaper - dated August 13, 1946.
A Bible Thought For Today
It is good to know where to go when we need strength; in thy hand it is to give strength unto all. - 1 Chron. 29:11
G. P. ROBERTS DIES IN WEST

BROTHER OF MRS. FRANK T. HODGDON

Frank T. Hodgdon received a telegram this morning from Stockton, California, advising him of the death of Mrs. Hodgdon's brother, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, in that city.

Mr. Roberts was born in Joplin, Mo., September 21, 1878, the son of Richard M. and Julia Porter Roberts. He and two sisters came to Hannibal in 1883, after the death of their mother, to make their home with their grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Gilchrist Porter.

He attended the Hannibal public schools and graduated from the Hannibal High school with the class of 1900.

On October 7, 1903 he was married to Miss Abby Marble Hammond in Stockton. Surviving him are the widow, Abby Hammond Roberts, three sons, Gilchrist Porter Roberts, Jr., Junius Young Roberts and John Hammond Roberts and their wives and five grandchildren, all of whom are residents of California.

In Hannibal he was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and for many years has been a vestryman in the Episcopal church at Stockton. For a number of years he has held an important position with the Board of Equalization of the State of California.

His sister, Mrs. Nellie L. Young preceded him in death in February, 1938.

Per Ralph Yardley cartoon for the Stockton Record - publication date unknown - Porter Roberts, Abby Hammond, J D Young and Samuel Langdon were all part of the same social set - and played tennis together.

Abby Marble HAMMOND and Gilchrist Porter ROBERTS , Sr. had the following children:

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Gilchrist Porter ROBERTS , Jr.1528 was born on 19 January 1906 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1529 He appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1530 He graduated in 1923 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1531 Gilchrist lived in 57 W Poplar in 1925.1532 In 1925 he was a clerk in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1532 He appeared in the census in 1930 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1533 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1932.1534 In 1933 Gilchrist was a bookkeeper, State Savings & Loan Assn at 27 W Poplar in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1535 He lived in 1246 N Madison, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA about May 1934.1536 He died on 2 August 1976 at the age of 70 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1537,1538,1539 Gilchrist was buried on 4 August 1976 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1540 He has reference number . Gil was a member of the Eunoia Club in 1925. I do not know when he joined and when he dropped his involvement. But his scrapbook had several dance cards and other ephemera related to the Eunoia Club. Most of this original material has been passed on to Bill Renwick (see note on the William Henry Renwick page) who is in possession of Gil's Eunoia paddle - it's hanging in his dining room with Bill's Eunoia paddle.

Copies of ephemera from the Eunoia Club are in the Roberts Book. Bill Renwick did not know anything about the beginnings of the club, and an inquiry to the Haggin Museum resulted in no further information.

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Junius Young ROBERTS1541 was born on 15 January 1909 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1542 He appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1530 He graduated in 1927 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1543 Junius appeared in the census in 1930 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1474 [Principal] was listed in in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA city directory in in 1932.1544 He was buried in 1999 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1545 He died on 22 June 1999 at the age of 90 in Salem, Marion, OR.1542 Junius has reference number 23.

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John Hammond ROBERTS1546,1547,1548 was born on 7 February 1911 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1549 He was baptized on 14 May 1911 at St John's Episcopal Church in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1550 He appeared in the census in 1920 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1551 John was confirmed on 10 June 1923 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1552 He was a member of the Stockton High School State Basketball Champion team in 1928 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1553 He graduated in 1929 from Stockton High School in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1554 1555 John appeared in the census in 1930 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1556 He was listed in the Stockton City Directory in 1932.1557 He Family visit from Florida to Stockton about 1958 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1558 He Patent awarded for invention on 14 February 1961 in Fresno, Fresno, CA.1559 1560 John Business contract with Dolco Pkg Corp. on 6 May 1974 in Homestead, Dade, FL.1561 He died arteriosclerosis on 2 September 1981 at the age of 70 in Homestead, Dade, FL.1562,1563 He was buried about 1983 in Ashes scattered at Fort Point, San Francisco, CA.1564 John has reference number 5.