McRoberts, Lester A

Birth Name McRoberts, Lester A
Call Name Bud or Buddy
Gender male
Age at Death 43 years, 5 months, 1 day


Buddy served in the Army AF as a 1st Lt., during WWII. He entered the service 4/29/1944 and was discharged on 1/13/1946 due to a heart attack while in the service. He was assigned to the 499th AAF Base Unit, 49-4th Street, San Francisco, CA. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, The WWII Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also issued a Legal Button. Buddy graduated from the University of Kansas City (UMKC?) in 1931 and received his Law License 11/23/1929. Buddy participated in general law practice; tried both civil and criminal cases in all courts; wrote legal papers, i.e., trial briefs and pleadings, and drew all customary legal documents. He was married twice. Buddy's first marriage to Ruth Keyton ended in divorce on 1/13/1939 in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, MO. His second marriage was to Elsie Craig. Elsie was a Christian Scientist. Buddy died at home of a coronary occlusion (8415 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS)


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1909-11-12      
Death 1953-04-13      
Burial   Kansas City, Jackson, MO Forest Hill Cemetery  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McRoberts, David Alvin1872-06-011926-07-12
Mother McAtee, Elizabeth Frances1876-07-061957-01-09
    Brother     McRoberts, James Alexander 1893-11-23 1975-12-26
    Sister     McRoberts, Audrey Dorothy 1896-07-04 1992-06-20
    Sister     McRoberts, Pansy 1898-09-01 1899-12-00
    Brother     McRoberts, Glen William 1900-08-08 1972-05-11
    Sister     McRoberts, Leona F? 1901-11-23 1977-12-29
    Sister     McRoberts, Mildred Maye 1903-08-12 1986-07-00
    Sister     McRoberts, Nellie 1907-02-02 1998-11-13
         McRoberts, Lester A 1909-11-12 1953-04-13
    Sister     McRoberts, Ethel Mary 1913-10-26 1989-07-22


Family of McRoberts, Lester A and Keyton, Ruth Naomi

Married Wife Keyton, Ruth Naomi ( * 1908-06-00 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1932-11-12 Kansas City, Jackson, MO   1a
Divorce 1939-01-13 Kansas City, Jackson, MO    

Lester still single in 1930 KC,MO living with mom and brother.

Family of McRoberts, Lester A and Craig, Elsie Douglas

Married Wife Craig, Elsie Douglas ( * 1907-01-21 + 1986-11-14 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1951-12-29 Kansas City, Jackson, MO   1b
Event Note

at the Paseo Methodist Church in KC, MO


They met at a Christian Science church in Kansas City where he was an usher.

from Sherry Craig Wallace:
"I remember my grandmother telling me that Les represented soldiers during the war who were court martialed for one reason or another. He was a member of the JAG corps. Everyone (my mother, father, grandmother, aunt) described Les as being a wonderful, caring person."

Source References

  1. Missouri Dept of Records: Jackson County, MO Records Online
      • Page: 1932A0050163
      • Page: 1951B0040272