|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1875|
|Death: ||May 20, 1916|
St. Louis City
Officer Robers was shot and killed by a saloon owner who had a grudge with the Officer. This saloon was located on the corner of Daggett and Cooper Ave in the 2Nd District, which is on the Hill.*
Officer Robers had instructed the saloon owner to keep the lights burning on his car, if it was parked in front of the saloon. As Officer Robers approached the doors of the saloon, the owner opened fire, striking him in the chest twice. One of the rounds hit the Officer in the heart.
Officer Robers had been with the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 12 years and lived at 4540 (A) Shaw Ave. He was survived by his former wife.
A wake was held at the Wacker-Helderle Funeral Home at 2331 So. Broadway and his remains were then shipped on a train to Fort Madison Iowa for burial on 05/22/1916.
Officer Robers was the son of George and Catherine (Shields) Robers.
Attempts to locate his former wife to "link" her to this memorial was to no avail.
(Cooper Ave no longer exists due to the construction of Interstate 44.)
*The "Hill" is a neighborhood in St. Louis City that was largely populated by Italian immigrants in the late 1800's. This neighborhood has remained almost unchanged so to this day.
George Robers (1833 - 1914)
Catherine Shields Robers (1836 - 1893)
Gertrude A Robers (1857 - 1949)*
Henry M Robers (1859 - 1905)*
Carroll Robers (1861 - 1862)*
George J Robers (1863 - 1864)*
Mary J Robers (1869 - 1938)*
Georgiana Robers (1871 - 1872)*
Louis G. Robers (1875 - 1916)
Maintained by: Timothy Tumbrink
Originally Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Sep 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29509650