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Mrs Minnie Cecelia Robertson Lessert
Birth: Sep. 6, 1884
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1971
Sebastopol
Sonoma County
California, USA

Attended a Quaker school in Indiana through 8th grade. High School in Minnestota. Graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. She rode and loved horses, her favorite was a Tennessee Walker named Lady. Later when the mare was pregnant, Minnie, also pregnant, was riding her and was bemused by the synchronicity of their same condition. She, and the love of her life, Eddie, married during the cold mid-west winter of 1913, traveling to Nebraska from South Dakota by horse-drawn sled smothered in bear robes. She was the first Superintendent of Schools in Bennett county and was Postmistress at Martin 'in the early days', and also worked for the Farm Security Administration. She gave birth to four daughters; but only the first, Dorothy, survived. The other three died in infancy, each suceeding child died younger and younger. The first survived a few weeks, last survived only an hour. Probably a problem with Rh - factor. She and Edward her husband were married from 1913 to c. 1931 when they divorced. Minnie never remarried although she was asked. She remained in love with Edward all her life. She retired from government office work in Portland, Oregon at 65. She moved to Berkeley, California to be near her only daughter and two grand children. She loved playing games and cross-word puzzles. Her only known health problem was arthritis, which didn't stop her from crocheting a bedspread as a wedding gift for her eldest grand daughter. She lived until 87 years of age. Her remains flown to Martin, South Dakota, to be buried in the Robertson family plot. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Marshall Robertson (1850 - 1943)
  Augusta Marie Brown Robertson (1850 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Lessert (1891 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Ione Lessert Patrick (1913 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hastings Robertson (1877 - 1940)*
  Martha Catherine Robertson (1882 - 1964)*
  Minnie Cecelia Robertson Lessert (1884 - 1971)
  William Marshall Robertson (1897 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Martin Community Cemetery
Martin
Bennett County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Robertson family plot Block 1 Lot 46
 
Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
Record added: Sep 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76930741
Mrs Minnie Cecelia <i>Robertson</i> Lessert
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Mrs Minnie Cecelia <i>Robertson</i> Lessert
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Mrs Minnie Cecelia <i>Robertson</i> Lessert
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: May. 13, 2013
Everlasting love to you dear grandmother
- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 26, 2012
 
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