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Summerfield Griffith Roberts
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1891
Death: Jan. 2, 1970

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Funeral services for Dallas oilman Summerfield G. Roberts, 78, of 6700 Hunters Glen Road, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Sparkman / Hillcrest Funeral Chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Highway. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum. Roberts died here Friday night. Survivors: Wife; two sisters, Mrs. Anne Ruth Rash and Mrs. Matthew Cartright Jr. of Terrell, and a brother, Matthew C. Roberts Jr. of Terrell. Dallas Morning News, January 4, 1970
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Summerfield G. Roberts, businessman and philanthropist, was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Wesley College at Terrell in 1910. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1914 and his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1916.

On August 15, 1916, he received a patent for an improved water heater that regulated temperature and steam pressure.

During World War I Roberts served in the United States Navy and rose from ensign to lieutenant commander.

He married Annie Lee Warren on May 15, 1920.

In the early 1920s he moved to Dallas and went on to become a successful oil executive and business leader.

As a fifth-generation Texan interested in Texas history and culture, Roberts encouraged writing and research on the Republic of Texas by endowing the Summerfield G. Roberts prize for the best Texas history book through the Sons of the Republic of Texas. The first prize was given to Eugene C. Barker for the Life of Stephen F. Austin in 1951.

In addition, Roberts donated his James W. Fannin collection to the Dallas Historical Society and provided funds for a rare book library on Texas history.

He donated several Frank Reaugh paintings to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and commissioned paintings of the heroes of Texas which currently hang in the Texas State Library.

Following his death in Dallas, the Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation was established. [bio info from tshaonline.org]
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 Parents:
  Mathew Cartwright Roberts (1870 - 1931)
  Emily Griffith Roberts (1872 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie Lee Warren Roberts (1895 - 1990)
 
 Siblings:
  Summerfield Griffith Roberts (1891 - 1970)
  Emily Roberts Cartwright (1894 - 1984)*
  Annie Ruth Roberts Rash (1897 - 1972)*
  Matthew Cartwright Roberts (1901 - 1985)*
  Ione Roberts (1904 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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