Oscar Pete Roberts

1909

Oscar Pete Roberts was born July 27, 1909 in Blaney, South Carolina, son of Edgar William Roberts and Ellie Irene Howell Roberts.

1910 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on May 9, 1910, Edward Roberts (31) rented a home in Richland County, South Carolina with his wife of 11 years, Lillie Roberts (25). She was the mother of 4 children, all of whom still survive. Also in the home were their sons; Maxie Roberts (9), Lexie Roberts (7), Olzo Roberts (5) and Oscar Roberts (1). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Edward Roberts was a farmer.

1920 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on January 10, 1920, Edgar W. Roberts (41) rented a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina with his wife, Lillie Roberts (35) and children; Maxie Roberts (19), Lexie Roberts (17), Olzo Roberts (14) Oscar Roberts (11), Leroy Roberts (8), Annie Roberts (4), and Edna Roberts (2); and his mother, Mrs. Eliza Robert (75). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Edgar W. Roberts was a farmer on a general farm.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on April 7, 1930, Willie Farmer (43) rented a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina with his wife, Lillie Farmer (45). They reported having been first married for him at 23 and her at 15. Also in the home was his step-children; P Oscar Roberts (21), Leeroy K Roberts (21), Edna M Roberts (12), Lillian Roberts (9) and Eddie B Roberts (6). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Willie was a farmer on a general farm; P Oscar Roberts and Leeroy K Roberts were both laborers on the farm.

1978

Oscar Pete Roberts of Columbia died Wednesday, December 20, 1978 in a Columbia hospital.

Funeral services for Oscar P. Roberts will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, December 22, 1978, in the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, conducted by the Rev. Stafford L. Swing and the Rev. Jerald Peele. Burial will be in the Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Montgomery, Harvey Risinger, Morgan Sellers, William Sessions, George Taylor and J. H. Wishert.

Born in Blaney, he was a son of the late Edgar William Roberts and Ellie Irene Howell Roberts. He was a retired employee of the S. C. Department of Mental Health, a member of Reformation Lutheran Church, Eau Claire Masonic Lodge 344, the Alpha Lodge of Perfection and the Jamil Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Byrd Roberts; a son, Richard B. Roberts; three brothers, Olzo Roberts, Leroy Roberts, and Brooks Roberts; three sisters, Annie Oblachinshi, Edna Outlaw and Eillian Roberts, all of Columbia; and a grandchild.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.

Obituary Information:

December 21, 1978  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)
  Columbia, South Carolina
Page 60
December 21, 1978  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 41

Tombstone Information:

Located in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Rose

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