Gazlay Family History

FamilyWilson Roby


FatherJames Wilson Roby (ca. 1867 - 8 September 1898)
MotherAnna Kathleen ‘Katie’ McNamee (May 1868 - 4 July 1959)

Personal Information

Record Created: 10 January 2010; Last Edited: 24 March 2012 
NameWilson Roby
Born 14 December 1887 in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama1, 2, 3
Married 28 January 1925 to Ida Jane McGregor
Died 2 December 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama4, 5


Spouse 1FamilyIda Jane McGregor (daughter of David McGregor and Nellie Birrell Patterson)
Born 23 August 1895 in New Jersey
Married 28 January 1925 to Wilson Roby
Died November 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama
Children of Wilson Roby and Ida Jane McGregor:
+1.FamilyWilson Roby, Jr.
Born 4 January 1926 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Married ca. 1948 to Billie Jean Lester
Died 24 September 1984 in Cumberland County, North Carolina
+2.FamilyDavid McGregor Roby
Born 17 October 1927
Married 2 August 1953 in Meridian, Mississippi to Mary Jane Crossland
Married 10 June 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to Virginia ‘Ginny’ Worden
Died 16 April 2005 in Flowery Branch, Georgia


  1. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Wilson Roby, Card No. 25. This source indicates his birth date as 14 December 1888, whereas the 1900 census indicates his birth as December 1887. The census record is considered more accurate as it is the earlier record and the date was probably reported by his mother.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Alabama, Lee County, Opelika City, Enumeration District 34, Sheet No. 16.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of John Mailler (28, New Jersey, machinist, Edison); wife Margaret Mailler (26, New Jersey); daughter Helen Mailler (3, New Jersey); son Jack Mailer (1, New Jersey); border Wilson Roby (30, New Jersey, clerk, grocery store). They are living next door to Margaret’s parents.
  4. Email from Ron Roby to Lee Gazlay 8 March 2007
  5. Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974. Available at Family Search (website) Record Search.