|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1852|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1913|
District Of Columbia, USA
Per the book referenced below: w/o Thomas C. Robertson.
Found in The State 09 January 1913: The funeral of Mrs. Annie I. Robertson, who died in Washington yesterday, will be held at Trinity church at 3:30 this afternoon. The interment will be in Trinity church yard. The body will be brought to Columbia on the train reaching here at 8:20 and will be taken to Mrs. Robertson's studio on Senate street. The following nephews of Mrs. Robertson will be the active pall bearers: Dr. F. W. P. Butler, Iredell Jones, Jr., Cadwallader Jones, Allen Jones, Jr., Robin Jones, Theodore M. Jones, Cadwallader Coles, Stricker Coles, Marlon Coles, Caldwell Jones, Chafee Jones, Geo. R. Rembert, Wm. M. Shand, Jos. M. Bell. The honorary pall bearers are: R. W. Shand, W. A. Clark, W. A. Metts, Geo. L. Baker, Chas. Ellis, Richard Singleton, U. R. Brooks, F. H. Weston, H. W. Richardson, W. K. Duffie, Halcott P. Green. The members of the Columbia chapter, D. A. R. are requested to meet in the vestibule of Trinity church at 3 o'clock to form an escort of honor. With the deepest sorrow and sense of loss will the news of the death of Mrs. Robertson be received in Columbia and through out South Carolina. Many an individual will miss the kindly deeds and acts of thoughtfulness which have marked her as a real friend, and numbers of women's clubs and societies will be deprived of the interest, the activity and the influence which has made her a valued and a valuable member. Energetic, active, patriotic, public spirited, possessed of extraordinary executive ability, she used these endowments and qualifications in the interest of her fellow men and women and for the successful consummation of the many undertakings which she was called upon to push forward or to direct. Because of the breadth of her interest and the tirelessness of her mental and physical nature, she was called upon from various directions and she answered every call cheerfully and unhesitantly. There was always time for one more undertaking, always room in her mind and heart for whatever new interest might present itself. Mrs. Robertson was known in the world through her art and her patriotic activities. With no less enthusiasm, however, than she gave to these, but with less conspicuousness did she carry on a number of effective charities. She was a most interested worker in the mill district, and for several years conducted there a girls' friendly society; she befriended the Catawba Indians near Rock Hill giving them practical assistance by bringing their pottery to Columbia each year and selling it herself; and she organized and carried on quite a considerable industrial school at the summer home in Saluda, N. C., cheering and encouraging the mountain girls and women to make the best of their art of rug and blanket and weaving. Specimens of their work she carried to Washington every winter and sold. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America, of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Daughters of the Confederacy. It is with the D. A. R., however, that she is perhaps most prominently associated, having held at different times the offices of regent of the Columbia chapter and of vice State regent for South Carolina. It was she who originated the idea of erecting a monument on the capitol grounds to the partisan generals, Marion, Sumter and Pickens, and their soldiers, and as chairman of the monument committee, it is she who has done much of the work up to the point of awarding the contract to F. Wellington Ruckstahl, the noted sculptor. The monument, when it is unveiled next November, will be a memorial to the enterprise, the patriotism and untiring zeal of this remarkable woman. Having devoted much of her life to art and having painted numbers of portraits of members of her family and of prominent persons, she became interested several years ago in heraldry and went into the study of the subject with characteristic enthusiasm, going to Washington, D. C. each winter to have access to the libraries there. Her ability as an heraldic painter was soon recognized and she was appointed State heraldic artist by the Daughters of the American Revolution of South Carolina and California, besides being engaged to paint the coats of arms of many prominent old families in this State, in Virginia and in Washington. One of her most conspicuous and successful undertakings along this line was the painting of the coat of arms of the 13 original States for Continental memorial hall in Washington, where the large shields now hang. Mrs. Robertson was a woman of wide travel and her advancing years by no means decreased her energies in this direction. About two years ago she went West and spent a number of months with her brother, Johnstone Jones, in Los Angeles, Cal., touring that and surrounding States extensively, and a year ago last summer she went abroad, attending the coronation of King George V and subsequently traveling on the continent. Her receptive mind and artistic eye were always open for new ideas and she invariably returned from a tour with some real gain to show for her travels. While in England she learned to make rubbings of bronzes and brasses and interested her friends on her return with some valuable rubbed copies of the inscriptions on tombs and tablets in many of the famous old cathedrals, including several from Westminster abbey. Mrs. Robertson was Annie Iredell Jones, the daughter of the late Cadwallader Jones and his wife Annie Isabella Iredell. She was born November 10, 1852, at Hillsboro, N. C., and was educated at St. Mary's school, Raleigh. It was there that she began the study of art which she pursued subsequently under Oertell, the eminent landscape and portrait painter, from whom she gained not only technique but inspiration and devotion to her talent. She married Dr. Thomas Coutourier Robertson of Winnsboro, December 15, 1875 at Rock Hill and lived in that town until (hard to read) when she moved with her husband to Columbia. She had two children, Annie Isabell (Mrs. A. E. Legare) and Allen Jones who died in childhood. Since the death of her husband about 12 years ago, she has continued to make Columbia her home, though of recent years she has spent a part of each summer in Saluda, N. C., and a part of each winter in Washington. She is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. J. Stricker Coles of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Geo. Erwin of Greensboro, Ala., Capt. Iredell Jones of Rock Hill, Cadwallader Jones of Greensboro, Ala., Allen and Willie Jones of Columbia, Johnstone Jones of Los Angeles, Cal., and H. Pride Jones of Charlotte, N. C.
Cadwallader Jones (1813 - 1899)
Annie Isabella Iredell Jones (1816 - 1897)
Thomas Couturier Robertson (1849 - 1901)
Allen Jones Robertson (1877 - 1887)*
Note: Transcribed from: Cemetery Records of Richland County, South Carolina, Volume III, Historic Columbia, published March, 2002 by the Columbia Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: rdsxfan
Record added: Feb 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104716365
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