"The family left the claim for a time in 1893-4, but I remained on the homestead. During that time the family ran the Roberts Hotel at Humptulips so that the children could attend school. J.P. Harland followed Mrs. Linday, then Melchoir and Davies.
I took up the carpenter trade in 1892. Built the family home, 16x32 ft, 1 1/2 story with four rooms. Living-room and kitchen were one room. There was also a bedroom on the ground floor. Two bedrooms upstairs. Later I bulit a house at Humptulilps townsite where the family lived until they moved to Olympia in 1901.
I also built the Allman house in 1900; the Anton Hanson house at Humptulips in 1901; and the Newton Brittain house on the ranch near Humptulips in 1902. This was the year of the Dark Day in Septemer 12th."
From Humptulips the family moved to a small ranch south of Tumwater, where Mr. Roberts died.
Elda was married in 1905 to Chester A. Willey, of Olympia, son of Capt. Lafe Willey of Puget Sound Navigation Co. They lived near Olympia for many years. Had no children. Chet Willey died in the spring of 1957.
Otis Roberts married Adrienne Newnham, a former schoolmate of Humptulips, March 30, 1910. They made there home in Olympia where Otis was a contracting carpenter. Two daughters were born to them; Dorothy Malmgren and Alice Follevagg, both of Olympia. Adrienne died in 1949; Otis in 1948.
Frank married Agnes Gilliland in 1912. She was the daughter of Thurston County pioneers who came to Washington in 1877. They made their home at Brighton Park Tumwater. They had no children.
Thomas Roberts passed away in March 1917, aged 77. His wife, Elizabeth, September 1926, aged 80.