Frank H. H. Roberts was an educator with interests in history and government. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1869. He attended public schools in Knox County, and in 1892 he graduated from The Ohio State University. For a few years he was engaged in teaching and administration in Fredericktown and Centerburg, also in Knox County. In 1896 Roberts married Luella Hanna. There were two sons, one of whom was also a writer.