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Biography of John Duffy Robertson

John Duffy Robertson. Of the men who have attained commercial prominence, based upon character as well as ability, and made their influence felt not only in one locality but throughout the State of Kansas, there is every reason to give permanent record to the career of the late John Duffy Robertson. Mr. Robertson was one of the pioneer merchants of Jewell. He helped found and build up that town. In a few years his success was more than local as he possessed the rare faculty of being able to handle many diverse interests, and these interests became rapidly extended until his reputation as a banker and financier was more than state wide. While he was an officer in many banks, perhaps he was best known, especially in the latter years of his life, as president of the Interstate National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas–now in Missouri in the Live Stock Exchange Building. John D. Robertson was reared in a home of substantial comforts and with every encouragement to make the best of his ability, yet he may be said to have begun life at the very bottom of the ladder. He made a steady and sturdy climb to success. He was born on a farm near Mount Union, Pennsylvania, September 25, 1846. He was the youngest of five children born to John and Mary Ann (Parks) Robertson and survived...

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Owen S. Robertson

2nd Lt., Co. C, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Orange County; son of C. H. and Mrs. P. C. Robertson. Husband of Mrs. S. G. Robertson. Entered service May 13, 1917, at Hillsboro. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., transferred to Ft. Monroe, Va., to Camp Sevier, Greenville. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Was in all engagements with his company until wounded at battle near Mazinghien Oct. 18th by M. G. bullet. Sent to General Hospital, Brest. Returned to USA December, 1918. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson, Ga., March 1,...

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Robertson, John – Obituary

John Robertson dies of Heart Attack Sunday. Sudden death claims another old timer of Nyssa; Business houses close for funeral Tuesday. The community was shocked by the undespected death of John M. Robertson, 60, well known old timer of the city, who succumbed to the heart attack at 1:30 o’clock Sunday Morning. He had not been ill and was a man of rugged health. Mrs. Robertson was awakened by a cry but before aid could be summoned, he had passed quietly away. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Community Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Floyd White in charge. Business houses closed and many old friends attended. Miss Edna Dennis sang a solo and there was other music by the choir. Interment was in the Ontario Cemetery with S. D. Gosluerl in charge for Wm. McBratney of Boise. Pall Bearers were Chas. McConnell, H. D. Homes, A. R. Miller, Jess Thompson, Ole Servoss and Walter Johnson. John Marion Roberts was born in Putnam County, Mo., June 27, 1872, the youngest son of a family of five children of which Mrs. Thos. Coward of Nyssa and James Robertson of Lucerne, Mo., now survive. He was married in Sullivan county, Mr., to Mary Bowers Novemeber 20, 1897, to which union three children were torn. Two died in infancy. Until 1912, Mr. Robertson engaged in farming and stock business in Missouri....

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Robertson, Helen Mae – Obituary

Helen Mae Robertson Dies after brief illness; Funeral Services Sunday. Miss Helen Mae Robertson, 14, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Robertson, died at the Holy Rosary Hospital Friday after an illness of five days. She was taken ill with appendicitis Sunday and rushed to the hospital, where an emergency operation was performed, during which it was discovered that peritonitis had set in, and hope for her recovery was deemed slight. Her father, Traffic Officer J. A. Robertson, was called from La Grande and reached here before she passed away. Funeral services were held from the St. Matthews Episcopal Guild hall Sunday afternoon, under the direction of Rev. Frederick Marx Barton. The services were attended by members of the Ontario Girl Scouts, of which she was a charter member, and many of the class of ’32 of Ontario High school to shich she belonged. The pall bearers were boys of the class: Robert Graham, Blaine Breckon, Frank Jenkins, Clyde Huffman, Dean Chobick and Julian Wisdom’ honary pall bearers were from the Girl Scouts. Misses June Higginbotham, Ellen Marie Doolittle. Margaret Laxson, Helen Diven, June Edick, and Freda Harrison. From LaGrande and Baker came representative peace and traffic officers, associates of Mr. Robertson. Sergeant Huck Lieu. Allen and Traffic Officers Walter Lansing and W. W. Yancey lead the funeral procession. Besides her parents, Helen Mae is survived by...

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Robertson, Mary Virginia Morrison – Obituary

Mrs. J. W. Robertson departed this life May 1, 1903, aged 23 years, 11 months, and 19 days. Mrs. Robertson was born in Ellensburg, May 11, 1879, and lived there till June 2, 1899, when she went to Tacoma, and after a short time was married to J. W. Robertson and resided there until her death. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother, and was beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, one child, four brothers, a sister, a mother and father an many friends, and relatives to mourn their loss. When our earthly life is ended, And our earthly missions done, We shall go across the river, At the setting of the sun; And in God’s celestial mansions, Clothed in garments strangely fair, We shall meet those gone before us, We shall know them through the angel robes they wear. When they bid us welcome over, We shall know each other there. Mary was the daughter of William Franklin Morrison and Catherine...

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Robertson, Mary Virginia Morrison – Obituary

Mrs. J. W. Robertson departed this life May 1, 1903, aged 23 years, 11 months, and 19 days. Mrs. Robertson was born in Ellensburg, May 11, 1879, and lived there till June 2, 1899, when she went to Tacoma, and after a short time was married to J. W. Robertson and resided there until her death. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother, and was beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, one child, four brothers, a sister, a mother and father an many friends, and relatives to mourn their loss When our earthly life is ended, And our earthly missions done, We shall go across the river, At the setting of the sun; And in God’s celestial mansions, Clothed in garments strangely fair, We shall meet those gone before us, We shall know them through the angel robes they wear When they bid us welcome over, We shall know each other there. Mary was the daughter of William Franklin Morrison and Catherine Wheeler Contributed by: Sheli...

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Biographical Sketch of Z. Robertson

Z. Robertson, farmer and mechanic, Mattoon; was born in Bourbon Co., Ky., Oct. 22, 1830; he obtained his education in the common schools of Paris, Ky.; his early life was passed upon the farm; at the age of 22 years, he left Kentucky and moved to Greenfield, Ind.; here he followed the trade of plastering for about six years; in the winter of 1858, he came to Illinois, and settled in Mattoon, where for a number of years he continued his trade, and that of farming; in 1865, he purchased and improved a farm of eighty acres, near the city; this he sold in 1869, and again moved to the city and for some time, followed his trade; since coming to the State, he has improved three farms. He was married in 1855, to Rebecca J. Morrison, a native of Pennsylvania; has three children living – Oscar C., Mattie J. and Belle F. His little daughter Fannie, whose death occurred in 1863, was the first interment made in the now thickly populated cemetery near the city. As an evidence of his success in farming, he this year raised seventy-five bushels to the acre, while his neighbors harvested only from thirty to forty bushels per...

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Robertson, Anna Dorothy Annie Stevens Mrs.

Halfway, Oregon Anna Dorothy “Annie” Robertson, 66, a longtime Halfway resident, died Dec. 10, 2004, at her home in Baker City. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Halfway. Vault Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to a reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall after the interment. Annie was born on Dec. 15, 1937, at Russian Mission, Alaska, to George and Mary Stevens. She was raised and educated in Alaska. Annie cut her education short at the age of 15, when she quit school so she could care for her very ill grandfather. She had two children with Jack Revette: Alan, who was born in 1961, and Stella, who was born in 1963. In 1975 she married Jack Robertson in Fairbanks, Alaska. During Annie’s life she worked as a nurse’s aide in several hospitals, and she also worked as a waitress. She enjoyed telling the tales of the big earthquake in Alaska as well as the stories of her childhood. Annie enjoyed playing cards, working puzzles, knitting, bird watching and working in her yard. Many will remember how much Annie loved going for coffee — an added bonus was adding dessert to the coffee. She enjoyed being a member of the VFW Auxiliary 7847 and participated as much as she could. The...

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Wills

Hosted at Muhlenberg County USGenWeb Archives Project Abbott, John , 1814 Allcocke, Richard Nelson , 1803, probated 1807 Allison, William , 1814 Anderson, Robert , 1812 Armstrong, John , 1808, probated 1818 Bates, Simeon , 1849 Bilbrew, Thomas , 1827 Boggess, Anne , 1819 Boggess, Nancy or Ann , part 2, 1819 Buckley (or Buckles), William , 1825 Byrd, John , 1808 Campbell, Alexander , 1827 Campbell, Charles , 1821 Campbell, Mary , 1810, probated 1823 Campbell, Patrick , 1799 Campbell, William , 1800 Cash, Richard , 1823, probated 1824 Cooly, Susanna , 1807 Craig, James 1811, probated 1816 Davis, Henry , probated 1805 Davis, Margaret , 1816 Dobyns, Batten , 1804 Downing, Elisha , 1823 Dukes, Samuel , 1821 Durelle, John , 1808 Durval or Duvall, (sp) Skinner , 1809 Forrester, Sarah , 1816 Gish, Christian II , 1814 Gish, John , 1817 Grepo(?), John , 1817 Groves, Jonathan , 1810 Groves, Joseph , 1821 Harp, Samuel , 1815 Hunsaker, Isaac , 1819 Hynes, John , 1827 Irvin, Thomas , Sr., 1823 Jarvis, Edward Jr , 1823 Landis, Jacob , 1823 Lewis, Charles 1806, probated 1808 Littlepage, Eppes , 1812, probated 1816 Lott, Bartholomew , 1819 McCartney, James , 1814 McKinney, John , 1801 Miller, James , 1837, proved 1851 Morgan, Charles ,1822 Naught, George , 1808 Oates, Jesse , 1831 Parks, Andrew , probated 1821 Parks, Andrew...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of I. A. Robertson

I. A. Robertson has been an increasing factor in mercantile affairs at Alma for a number of years, and was recently honored by the citizens of that town in election to the office of mayor. The Robertsons were pioneers in Jewell County, Kansas, where I. A. Robertson was born in Holmwood Township July 29, 1872. He is of Scotch ancestry, his forefathers having originally lived at Glasgow. They came to New York City and from there to Butler County, Pennsylvania. His grandfather, Thomas Robertson, brought this branch of the family to America. He was a pattern maker by trade and had worked in several large gun foundries at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Wheeling, West Virginia, during the Civil war. His death occurred at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. John A. Robertson, father of the Alma mayor, was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1842, and grew up in that city and at Pittsburg. While in Pittsburg he was employed as a bookkeeper for a large saddlery and hardware house. In 1861, at the age of nineteen, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth New York Infantry, and was part of the famous Sickles Brigade. He performed all his duties as a soldier until the second battle of Bull Run, where he was wounded and incapacitated for further duty. In 1869 John A. Robertson came to Kansas, locating in Pottawatomie County, but in 1870...

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Biography of A. T. Robertson, M. D.

A. T. Robertson, M. D., physician and surgeon, dealer in drugs, medicines, etc., Ashmore; was born in Sumner Co., Tenn., June 30, 1834; his father, Rev. John H. Robertson, was born in Virginia, and removed to Tennessee with his parents when but a boy; in 1829, he came to Coles Co., and engaged in teaching school near the present city of Charleston; his name appears on the records as the second person to whom letters of administration were granted in Coles Co.; in 1832, he returned to Tennessee, where he was ordained a minister of the M. E. Church, and where he married Miss Sarah Carr, of Sumner Co.; about 1838, he removed to Camden Co., Mo., and is now a prominent and well-to-do farmer of Laclede Co., in that State. Dr. Robertson, at the age of 21, engaged in teaching in Choctaw Nation, pursuing his medical studies in the mean time; this he continued two years; in 1858, he attended his first course of lectures in the medical department of the State University at Nashville, Tenn.; he then located in Carroll Co., Ark., and began practice; during the winter of 1860-61, he attended lectures in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, where he graduated and received his degree in the spring of 1861; returning to Arkansas, he practiced medicine there till 1864, and then removed to Ashmore; after teaching...

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