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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

2003A009-001 1926
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2003A009-003 1920s
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2003A009-004 1927
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2003A009-005 1927

2003A009-014 1924

2003A009-017

2003A009-018 1931

2003A009-019 1924

2003A009-021 1918

2003A009-023

2003A009-025

2003A009-038 30-Jan-21

2003A009-040 1919

2003A009-042

2003A009-043 1940s

2003A009-045 1919

2003A009-046

2003A009-047

2003A009-048