I was able to trace the Roberts family back to the 1700's in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Over the course of the years they made several mass migrations. First to Gilmer, Georgia, where the moved onto former Cherokee Indian lands. Next a group migrated to Texas, settling in the north of the state. Then, quite a few went to Colorado where they tried farming, ranching and mining for a living.
Mabel's family had also be on the move. The Risheills came from Pennslyvania, on to Henry County Illinois, made a pass through Kansas, and finally to Denver, Colorado. In the 1910 census Mabel lived at the family home in Denver, she was a cashier at a theater in Denver. Noel lived in Texas, hundreds of miles away, at his family home. At what point he moved to Colorado is unknown and how these two met is anybody's guess.
|Mabel, Mary Lynn and Floyd|
At some point after the 1920 census Mabel and Noel divorced. Noel fathered an out of wedlock child in 1926 and in 1927 he married Flora Sybil Land. Mabel was married for a third time in 1928 to William Young. William had a young daughter whom she raised as her own. I do not think that Mabel ever had a child of her own. I have never heard any mention of Noel or anything concerning this topic from my husbands family. Do they even know?