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Gerald Roberts
Birth: Oct. 5, 1919
Council Grove
Morris County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 2004
Abilene
Dickinson County
Kansas, USA

Rodeo Pioneer. He was a member of the rodeo-famous Roberts family who initiated the Flinthills Rodeo in Strong City, Kansas in 1937. He was crowned as the North American All-Around champion in 1950 and was the World Champion All-Around cowboy in 1942 and 1948. He won 67 championship buckles in his career, also served as a stunt double for famous actors Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon and Arthur Kennedy in several Western movies made in Hollywood. In 1964, he established the Chap-parel Manufacturing Company which produces custom-made chaps, gear bags and rope bags for rodeo contestants and western stores around the nation. He also invented a nine-plait bull rope, the same style rope that is used by bull riders around the world today. He was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita in 1961, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1965 and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1990. He is also featured in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Patricia Jae Williams Roberts (1936 - 2005)*
 
 Children:
  Jaye Lynn Roberts Hershberger (1961 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abilene Cemetery
Abilene
Dickinson County
Kansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jan 08, 2005
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Gerald Roberts
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