Wayne Roberts (1918 - 1985)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Wayne Roberts’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Wayne so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Wayne’s biography.

Wayne Roberts Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Wayne Roberts and his immediate Roberts family. Add to Wayne Roberts's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Wayne.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Wayne Roberts? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Wayne finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Wayne attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Wayne did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Wayne Roberts is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Wayne's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Wayne's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Wayne a religious man? Add Wayne’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Wayne during various points of his life.

Timeline

1918 - In the year that Wayne Roberts was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

1971 - By the time he was 53 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

1979 - Wayne was 61 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1983 - When he was 65 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

1985 - In the year of Wayne Roberts's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

Wayne Roberts Family Tree

Who was Wayne’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Wayne’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Wayne's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Wayne Roberts
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Wayne's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Wayne Roberts is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Wayne Roberts passed away in April 1985 at 67 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Wayne. He was born on January 22, 1918. There is no information about Wayne's family or relationships. We know that Wayne Roberts had been residing in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona.

Memories

What do you remember about Wayne Roberts? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Wayne is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Wayne Roberts

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources