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Mary Ophelia Caldwell Robertson
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1836
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1909
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Found in the book, South Carolina Portraits, A Collection of Portraits of South Carolinians and Portraits in South Carolina, compiled by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina, edited by Christie Zimmerman Fant, Margaret Belser Hollis and Virginia Gurley Meynard, page 327: Mary Ophelia Caldwell was born on November 23, 1836, daughter of John Caldwell of Columbia. In 1852, at age sixteen, she married Thomas James Robertson (1823-1892), and her father built the house which has become known as the Lace House as a wedding gift. Thomas J. Robertson, born near Winnsboro, South Carolina, graduated from South Carolina College in 1843 and engaged in planting. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1865 and was elected to represent South Carolina in the United States Senate in 1868 and 1871. He died in Columbia in 1897, Mrs. Robertson in 1909. They are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia. The Lace House is now part of the Governor's Mansion Complex in Columbia.

Note: for information on The Lace House, please go to: www.lacehouse.sc.gov/history/Pages/TheLaceHouseHistory.aspx

The posted obituary was found in The State 18 July 1909 along with the following death notice: ROBERTSON-MRS. MARY C. ROBERTSON died at her residence, 803 Richland street, Columbia, S. C., July 17, 1909, at 10 o'clock a.m. Funeral announcement later. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Caldwell (____ - 1870)
  Rebecca Wells Caldwell
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas James Robertson (1823 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  John Caldwell Robertson (1854 - 1914)*
  Edwin Wales Robertson (1863 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son Caldwell (____ - 1839)*
  Infant Daughter Caldwell (____ - 1846)*
  Amanda Rebecca Caldwell Blakely (1819 - 1877)*
  Eliza A. Caldwell Scaife (1835 - 1909)*
  Mary Ophelia Caldwell Robertson (1836 - 1909)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Transcribed from the book Interment Records of Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC (three volumes)
 
Burial:
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Square 23, Lot 43, Grave 6 A
 
Created by: rdsxfan
Record added: Oct 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99240549
Mary Ophelia <i>Caldwell</i> Robertson
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Mary Ophelia <i>Caldwell</i> Robertson
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Mary Ophelia <i>Caldwell</i> Robertson
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