Emily Liepe "Queen of Syncopation"
April 2, 1925
Emily Liepe met William Russell Roberts while both were employed at the Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company in Chicago. They were married in 1930. Their children Virginia (1931), Constance (1932), Frank (1936), Vallie (1939) and Robert (1940) were all born in Chicago.
Emily (Liepe) Roberts was born in 1901 and died in 1947. Her husband had died several months earlier. Here is a list of their 16 grandchildren: