Elda Beth Roberts

Female 1923 - 1983  (60 years)

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  • Name Elda Beth Roberts  [1
    Born 15 Feb 1923  Chico, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Education 4 Jun 1937, Pleasant Valley School, Chico, Butte Co., CA 
    Occupation Waitress when young. 
    Buried Sep 1983  Cremated; Memorial Park Cemetery, Oroville, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Sep 1983  Oroville, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3366  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2011 

    Family Russell Donald “Don” Myers,   b. 31 May 1916, Chico, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1981, Mid Valley Hospital, Omak, Okanogan Co, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1945  Oroville, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Divorced 12 May 1948  Oroville, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Divorce
     1. John Lee Myers,   b. 23 May 1939, Chico, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 2016  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      Newspaper Article:
      Chico Record dtd 2-16-1923 - Daughter born to the John A. Roberts and wife. (Elda was born on 2-15-1923)
      NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Tuesday Morning, February 18, 1930. "The Chico Record," Chico, Butte Co., CA; page 6
      Elda Beth Roberts Observes Birthday.
      Twenty little friends of Elda Beth Roberts helped her celebrate her seventh birthday anniversary at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roberts, in Eastwood Park Saturday afternoon.
      After playing several amusing games on the lawn the little folks were seated at a table bright with Valentine hearts and favors.
      Clever little Valentine Chariots, with dolls seated within, centered the table. At each place were other chariots of smiliar design for favors. From the Chandelier above the table hung Valentine streamers decorated with red hearts. Occupying an important place on the table was a pretty white birthday cake with seven lighted red candles.
      The children who enjoyed teh jolly party were Della Sharp, Kathleen Dorsey, Robert Cowan, Carmelita Girdler, Shirley Hoar, Irma Schmidtke, Jane Sales, Jane Ellen Clark, Lois Schone, Patty Jane Knight, Mary Jo Evans, Shirley Etter, Mary Strachan and Dorothy Whalley.
      MARRIAGE: Have not been able to locate. Butte County Vital Records and The State of California Vital Records do not have a record of their marriage.
      DIVORCE: Newspaper article under "Statistics." "Mercury-Register," Oroville, Calif. Tuesday, January 22, 1946, column 4, page 3.
      Myers--In Oroville, Jan 21, 1946, Elda Beth Myers, against Russell Donald Myers; interlocutory decree granted.

      Newspaper Article: "Oroville Mercury Register,"Vol. 110, No. 211, Thursday, Sep. 8, 1983, Front Page.
      Oroville Woman Killed in Wreck
      by Bill Short
      An Oroville woman died and three other persons were injured yesterday when a northbound sedan swerved across the dirt divider of Highway 70 north of town and skidded sideways into an oncoming car.

      Dead on arrival at Oroville Medical Center Hospital was Eldabeth Morganti, 60, 2380 Quincy Road, Apt 4. She was a passenger in the northbound car driven by Arthur Peter Petruske, 62, who lived in Apartment 2 at the same complex, the CHP said.

      Petruske today was in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Medical Center with massive internal injuries, a hospital spokesman said.

      One of two women injured in the other car was still hospitalized today. Mary Mike, 50, of Tonalea, Ariz., was in serious condition with possible head injuries, the spokesman said. The other woman, Bertha Jean, 26, of the same town, was treated for lesser injuries and released.

      The CHP today was still investigating the 6:15 p.m. accident a half mile north of the Cottonwood overcrossing and said it would not make any conclusions until it received results of a blood alcohol test on Petruske. Officers said they noted a smell of alcoholic beverage on the man's breath.

      The Officers said Perry Jean, 25, of Tonalea, was driving a 1973 Oldsmobile two-door southbound about 55 mph in the right hand lane, when Petruske's car, a 1973 AMC Matador four-door, suddenly "and for reasons unknown" slid across the dirt divider.

      The front end of the Jean car, after leaving only 34 feet of skid marks, crashed into the side of th right rear fender on the Petruske car, which continued off the side of the freeway and slammed into a tree 32 feet from the edge of the road, the CHP investigators said.

      The side of the car where MS. Morganti sat hit the tree. Both cars were considered a total loss, officers said.

      A witness to the accident told officers she, too, was driving northbound, just north of town, and passed Petruske's car. She said it drove close behind her vehicle, and then dropped back. It was starting to approach from the rear again when it began swerving and suddenly veered across the divider, she said.

      Arrangements for Ms. Morganit were pending at Oroville Funeral Home.
      OBITUARY: newspaper "Oroville Mercury Register," Saturday, Sept 10, 1983, page 2A
      Eldabeth (Myers) Morganti
      Private family services for Eldabeth (Myers) Morganti, 60, have been held.

      Mrs. Morganti, died Wednesday at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Feb 25, 1923, in Chico and had lived in Oroville for 40 years.

      She is survived by her common law husband Arthur Petruske of the Oroville home, two sons, John Lee Myers of Reno and Gary D. Myers of Sacramento; one daughther, Jenny Wright of Vavaville; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

      Interment will be in Oroville Cemetery.

      Arrangements were under the direction of Oroville Funeral Home.
      (note: born should have been Feb 15, 1923)

    • Automobile accident.

  • Sources 
    1. [S271] Death Certificate WA # 21728 for Russell Donald Myers copy in poss of Jennie Wright.

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    4. [S299] Divorce papers for Russell & Elda Myers from Butte Co., CA copy in poss of Jennie Wright.