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Name of Deceased: Mr. Randall
Newspaper: Sylvia Banner, Sylvia, KS, pg 4, col 2
Date: July 29, 1892

Obit: Dropped Dead --- At a religious discussion Wednesday at Langdon, ten miles south of this city, one of the speakers a Mr. Randall immediately after closing a 15 minutes speech took his seat, drank a cup of water and dropped dead on the speakers stand. He lived somewhere in Missouri and steps were taken later in the day to send his remains to his family and friends.


Mr. Alvis E. Robertson
Died - On Wednesday morning Jan. 1st at the home of his daugher, Mrs. D.M. Myers, in Rock Port, MO.; Mr. Alvis E. Robertson, aged 80 years.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Jan. 2nd, conducted by Elders Ridnour and Hankins. The remains were laid to rest in the Hunter cemetery.
(Atchision County Mail; 3 Jan 1896; available Public Library, Rock Port, MO. Contributed by: Sara Hemp)


Obituary of Emma Francis Beal Robertson
Services Held for Former Resident; Mrs. R. B. Robertson Dies at Son's Home in Houston, Tex., December 26
Mrs. R. B. Robertson, a resident of Atchison county for fifty-six years, died at the home of her son, Roy R. Robertson, Saturday, December 26,  She was 83 years old.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Davis funeral home at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Dr. C.D. Haskell. Burial was in Home cemetery, beside her husband. Emma Frances Male [sic], daughter of Samuel and Mollie Bale, was born in Petersburg, Ill, February 14, 1859.
She came to northwest Missouri at an early age and was educated in the public schools at Brownville, Neb. At the a ge of 19 years she became a member of a Christian church near Craig under the preaching services of Evangelist Cartwirght [sic].
In 1878 she was married to Richard Bucam Robertson and in the spring of 1881 they moved to Atchison county near Tarkio, where she made her home until 1937, when, because of physical infirmities she moved to Houston, Tex., where she made her home with her son until her death.
Her husband, who had a large asquaintance [sic] throughout Atchison county died September 26, 1941. Her son is her only immediate survivor.
Mrs. Robertson became a member of the Tarkio Christian church soon after its organization and was a faithful member until her death.
(Tarkio Avalanche, Rock Port, Missouri, January 1, 1943. Contributed by: Sara Hemp)


Obituary of Richard Bucam Robertson
R. B. Robertson Dies Suddenly; Was On Business Trip; Lifelong Resident of County Passes On At Age of 72; Funeral Held Tuesday
Richard Bucam Robertson, life-long resident of Atchison county, and for many years near Tarkio, died suddenly last Saturday, while visiting in the western part of the county. By a coincidence Mr. Robertson passed away within a short distance of the place of his birth, and while conversing with a lifelong friend, Sedgwick Scammon.
Mr. Robertson had had a slight accident with his car, and with the help of Mr. Scamman was preparing to get it out of a ditch, when a heart attack came on, and he passed away with in a few minutes.
Mr. Robertson was born, January 4th, 1859, in the western part of the county, where he grew to young manhood, spending most of his time on the farm. He planned t o enter the medical profession, and studied for some time to prepare himself. Finding it impossible to continue in his chosen field, he returned to farming but later took up the selling of proprietary medicine throughout this part of the country, at which business he attained more than ordinary success and gained for himself many friends throughout the county.
He was married to Emma Frances Bale on February 4th, 1881, and established his home near Tarkio, where he resided until his death. The widow and one son, Roy Richard of Kilgore, Texas, survive. A cousin, Mrs. D. C. Simmons of Salem, Neb., is the only remaining near relative, his brothers and sisters having preceded him in death.
The deceased united with the Christian church at Westboro in 1892, and transferred his member ship to the Tarkio church the year following its organization.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge for many years.
Mr. Robertson was a quiet, unassuming man, always kindly and considerate of those with whom he came in contact, and making friends wherever he chanced to be. He was industrious and temperate, fulfilling his every obligation without hesitancy -- in short, was a citizen of the finest character at all times.
Funeral services were conducted at the home northeast of Tarkio on Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. R. A. Karraker, former pastor of the Tarkio Christian church. Burial was in Home cemetery, with the services in charge of the local Masonic lodge.
(Tarkio Avalanche, Rock Port, Missouri, October 2, 1931. Contributed by: Sara Hemp)


William Eli Robertson, 1837-1908
William Eli Robertson was born in Ray county Missouri, Aug. 20, 1837; moved to Atchison co Missouri October, 1850; was converted and united with the Christian church in 1860, under the ministry of Elder John O. White.
He was married to Comfort Richardson, Oct 19, 1862, near Union City. He enlisted with the State militia in Missouri during the Civil War, until November 1864, when he entered the regular service and was honorable discharged at Mobile, Alabama in Nov. 1865.
He moved to Shubert, NE in 1870, united with the Christian church of that place of which he remained a member until his death, June 20, 1908, in Rockport, MO.
Of his family his wife and one daughter, Bell, preceded him to the other world, while six children remain viz: Jesse, now living in Peru, NE; Lilly, in Salem, NE; John, in The Dalles, OR; Dora, in Shubert, NE; Daisy, in Wallace, ID; and Herbert, in Rockport, MO. His wife died in 1891 and his daughter about six years ago.
Deceased was always peaceable, of quiet disposition, honored and respected by all who knew him. He had been afflicted for sometime but was tenderly cared for at the home of his sister, Mrs. David M. Myers, In Rockport, MO, even as his father had been before him, the affectionate attention of his sister being ably seconded by her husband.
The attack which closed his earth life came unexpectedly to them all and was soon over just as he had hoped it would be. He died in the faith in which he had lived, being, as he had often said, "ready to go."
Our deepest sympathies are with his sister, Mrs. Myers, the only remaining member of his father's family and with his children and all other relatives.
May his mistakes, if he made any, be avoided and his virtues cherished and emulated by all who knew him.
The funeral services were conducted by Elder Geo. McGee at the home of his sister Mrs. David M. Myers, at 9 a.m., June 21, at the interment took place June 22, at Prairie Hill cemetery, near Shubert, Nebraska.
(reprint from desc. Lylas Robertson Blair, recd. 1 Jun 1992. Contributed by: Sara Hemp)


Mrs. Rachel Rush
Newspaper: The Holt County Sentinel, Friday
Date: November 24, 1876
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Died,  On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Mrs. Rachel Rush, who had nearly reached her centennial birthday, died at the residence of Mrs. Lydia M. Rundle, south of Rock Port.  Mrs. Rush was at the time of her death 95 years, 8 months and 17 days old.

 

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