Mary Helen Roberts-Nix

13 July 1920–9 October 1996 (Age 76)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen Roberts-Nix was born on 13 July 1920, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John H Roberts, was 22 and her mother, Martha E Blacketer, was 22. She married Charles Raymond Smith on 2 December 1937, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 3 years. She died on 9 October 1996, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Raymond Smith
Mary Helen Roberts-Nix
Marriage: 2 December 1937
Rammah Lee Smith
Charles Raymond Smith Jr

Spouse and Children

2 December 1937
Clark, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John H Roberts


    Martha E Blacketer




World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 6

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · Kentucky Dam is Completed

Age 24

The Kentucky dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Tennessee River between Livingston and Marshall counties in Kentucky. It was completed August 30,1944.

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Sources (3)

  • Hellen Roberts in household of Irie Nix, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Smith in household of Raymond Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Smith in household of Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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