A. J. Roberts in front of the A. J. Roberts, Sons and Company mortuary building on Central Avenue, Los Angeles, 1922 or later
- A. J. Roberts in front of the A. J. Roberts, Sons and Company mortuary building on Central Avenue, Los Angeles, 1922 or later
- Alternative title
- A.J. Roberts and Sons Funeral Home
- Date Created
- [1922 or later]
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Exterior view of the A. J. Roberts and Sons mortuary, with a sign reading "Roberts Mortuary" located at 1415 Central Avenue. A. J. Roberts is standing on the steps.
A. J. (Andrew Jackson) Roberts attended Wilberforce University and Oberlin College. After graduation he taught school, married Ellen Hemings (a granddaughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson) in Chillicothe, Ohio, and moved to California as an early pioneer in 1888. He founded a transfer and trucking business in 1905, sold it and founded the A. J. Roberts and Sons mortuary. The firm began at 12th and Los Angeles, moved to 1119-1121 S. Los Angeles, and to 1415 S. Central Avenue in 1922.
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