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Elvira Cordilla Roberts Milestone

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The Seattle Times
Tuesday, January 1, 1963
Page 26, Column 1

Daughter Of Settlers Is 100 Today

Mrs. Elvira Cordilla Roberts, Seattleā€™s earliest living resident, observed her 100th birthday anniversary today in Crown Hill Hospital, where she is a patient.

Mrs. Roberts was born in a log cabin on the site of the Boeing administration building in the Civil War year of 1863.

Six weeks earlier, her parents, Martin and Mary Ann Maple Cavanaugh, traveling in a covered wagon, joined other members of the Maple clan who were among the first homesteaders in the Duwamish Valley.

Mrs. Roberts was the first married woman to reach Dawson City in the gold rush. At one time she had many real estate holdings in Seattle and was an active businesswoman.

Mrs. Roberts has a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Meck.