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Roberts Family Papers

Collection Metadata

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.

Only a portion of this collection has been digitized. See the Finding Aid for a description of the entire collection.

Date

ca. 1900-1977

Format

text
photograph

Language

eng

Type

collection

Identifier

2003a009

Coverage

Fixer, KY
37.6781405 -83.7182482
  • Collection: Roberts Family Papers

2003A009-108

2003A009-106 ca 1920

2003A009-104 1927

2003A009-103 ca 1927

2003A009-102 ca 1907

2003A009-101 ca 1900

2003A009-100

2003A009-099

2003A009-092 1935

2003A009-089 1927
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2003A009-088 ca 1927

2003A009-086 Jun, 1924

2003A009-084

2003A009-083 1928

2003A009-074 1934

2003A009-070

2003A009-069 1919

2003A009-067 1919

2003A009-066 1923

2003A009-065

2003A009-063

2003A009-062

2003A009-061 1924

2003A009-060

2003A009-059