|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1891|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1947|
Frankfort, Kansas, Index
Thursday, February 13, 1947
Robert J. Gaston, 55, former well known
resident of Frankfort, Kansas was killed by
a train at Painsville, Ohio on Wednesday
Mr. Gaston made friends easily and his large
circle of his friends included all his acquaint-
ances. He waa a boy in Pennsylvania but
most of his life had been spent northwest of
Frankfort. He was a valued correspondent for
the Frankfort Index for many years, reporting
the Allison News and later the Center-Wells.
He was a very accommodating man and we
recall the many favors he did for the Index.
Robert was thorough in his work, as we
remember on one occasion when the Legion
had placed several Government markers for
the deceased Veterans at the Frankfort
Cemetery. Robert was there to assist in
placing a marker for his father who was a
Civil War Veteran. He was a very painstaking
with the work and assisted us with other
markers, anxious in his characteristic way to
do the work just a little bit better than suck
work had been done before.
He was happy in his new home in Dorset,
Ohio but a little home sick for his old friends
back in Kansas as his last letter indicated.
Knowing Robert as we did he was a good
employee for the New York Central Railroad
where he worked as a Baggage Agent. A
blizzard was raging at Paineville where he
was unloading baggage from a train. Mr.
Gaston was on a mail truck, parked between
two tracks when a streamliner came through
and hit the truck killing Mr. Gaston instantly.
Mr. Gaston was a very devoted husband and
father. He was very proud of the scholastic
honors of all his children and later saw two
of his sons Robert and John become comm-
issioned in the U.S. Army Air Corps and
distinguishing themselves with outstanding
service in the European Theatre during
World War II.
Besides his wife he is survived by five child-
ren; Mrs. Joseph E. Green, Irving, Kansas,
Mrs. Orlan McDonald, Grand Island, Neb.
Robert R. Gaston, Topeka, Kansas, John L.
Gaston, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and
Leonard Gaston, of the home; one sister, Mrs.
John Rodgers, Mankato, Kansas and many
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist
Church in Winifred, Kansas on Wednes-
Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery,
John C. Gaston (1843 - 1933)
Serena Abigail Love Gaston (1854 - 1944)
Lena L. Ralston Gaston - McDonald (1898 - 1969)*
Created by: Mike Kokoruda
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101185221