I am looking for information relating to Mary Roberts and would welcome anything other than her address and family. I would really like to locate a source of a photograph. I am in contact with her descendants and am hoping to share something new with them.
Hello Colin - I can add a bit - I hope that it helps?
ROBERTS, Mrs. MARY KEZIAH. Saved in Lifeboat D. Lived at 9 Chestnut Grove, Nottingham. Occupation - Stewardess. 31 years old. (Born in Liverpool). RMS Adriatic.
Died 2nd January 1933, from Ewell Epsom, Surrey, Parish Church.
Husband died through motor cycle accident.
Is buried with her husband in the St Mary the Virgin Church, London Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey.
From The Nottingham Daily Express, Thursday, April 18th 1912, page 7).
A NOTTINGHAM STEWARDESS
Mrs. M. K. Roberts, one of the stewardesses, is the wife of the principal of the West Bridgford Motor Company, 9, Chestnut Grove, West Bridgford, and has been in the service of the White Star Line for some years. She was recently transferred to the Titanic and was at home with her husband and family only a few weeks ago for a brief stay prior to proceeding to Southampton.
It is understood that Mr. Roberts has not yet received any official communication in regard to the matter. He has, of course, despatched messages in request of information, but it is not probable that any definite reply will be obtained before Friday.
The case is rendered all the more painful by the fact that there are five children, the oldest of whom is 13 and the youngest three years of age.
(From The Nottingham Daily Express, Saturday, April 20th, 1912, page 7).
WEST BRIDGFORD LADY SAFE
Mr. Roberts of 9 Chestnut Grove, West Bridgford, whose wife was a stewardess on the Titanic, has received a cablegram announcing that she is safe.
Thank you for responding to my request for help. With help from Mary Roberts family I am in a far better position and have learnt quite a bit more now and would initially like to add the following;
Born in 1870, Mary Roberts would have been 42 when the Titanic was lost. A memorial in the church of St Mary the Virgin Church, Epsom lists “In memory of Mary Keziah Roberts 1870 — 1932,” passing away aged 62 just one year before her husband. They left behind five children, Keziah, Daisy, Frank, Kathleen and Mary.
One thing that is confusing is the lifeboat she was on, I can only assume that the confusion comes from the many lists that might have been published. I am in the process of putting together a small article on Ms. Roberts and hope to add it here soon.