Roberts Family Papers

Title

Roberts Family Papers

Description

This collection consists of photographs and personal writings from members of the Roberts family of Lee County, KY. Chester F. Roberts, also called Red, was married to Stanley. They had a daughter named Letha Mae. There is also a Letha Roberts photo dated 1900, this may be Chester's mother with Letha Mae being named after her. Many of the photos were taken at the Fixer Gasoline plant in Lee County. It was struck by lightning ca.1931 and exploded killing both Frank Hobbs and Roy Lutes. The manuscripts contain a poem about the Cumberland Gas Plant explosion, a short story by C.F. Roberts about a trip through the Panama Canal [it is uncertain if this is a factual or fictional story] and lists of family genealogy which explains some of the connections in the Roberts family as well as people outside of the family.

Date

ca. 1900-1977

Format

text
photograph

Language

eng

Type

collection

Identifier

2003a009

Coverage

Fixer, KY
37.6781405 -83.7182482

Items in the Roberts Family Papers Collection (50/108)

unknown

unknown ca 1920

unknown ca 1927

unknown ca 1900
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unknown ca 1927

unknown Jun, 1924

unknown 1928

unknown 1934

unknown 1919

unknown 1919

unknown 1923

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unknown 1924
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