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Henry Roy Robertson
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Birth: unknown
Richmond
Henrico County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1925
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Per his death certificate found on Ancestry.com: his parents are not listed. He was widowed at the time of his death and his spouse is not listed. He was a blacksmith. He died at 1818 Hampton St. of senility. His DOB is not given but his age is listed as 84. The informant was J. W. Robertson of the same address.

Found in The State 08 January 1925: H. R. Robertson, for over 59 years an employee in the mechanical department of the Southern railway, a Confederate veteran and a native of Virginia, died at his residence, 1818 Hampton street, yesterday morning after an illness of six months. With the passing of Mr. Robertson, the Southern railway loses one of its oldest and most efficient men. A bronze medal given by the company he has served marked the 40th milestone in his career as a railroad man. The presentation took place years ago, yet he continued to serve as an active employee until illness forced him to retire about six months ago. Mr. Robertson was 84 years of age. During his railroad career he worked in Columbia and Charlotte. More recently he was at Charlotte, leaving the North Carolina city to return to Columbia in an effort to regain his health. Mr. Robertson was born at Richmond, Va. He enlisted in the Confederate army at the outbreak of the war and served throughout the contest with Virginia troops. After the war he began his long service with the Southern railway. Many were the friends of Mr. Robertson. He was a Christian and a man of striking personality. He was well known in Virginia and the two Carolinas and numbered his friends by the score. There will be many to miss him. Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be conducted b the Rev. T. Clagett Skinner, D. D., pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mr. Robertson was a member. Interment will be in Elmwood cemetery. Mr. Robertson was twice married, both wives preceding him to the grave. By the first union he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Willie Tucker of Richmond, Va., Ernsest Robertson of Spencer, N. C., J. Roy Robertson of Archer, Fla. Of the second union Mrs. George C. Craig and J. W. Robertson, both of Columbia, survive. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ida Swearingen Robertson (1859 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Eva Robertson*
  Annie Robertson Craig (1889 - 1971)*
  Carrie Robertson (1894 - 1894)*
  Vivian Robertson (1895 - 1895)*
  James Walter Robertson (1895 - 1981)*
 
*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 16, Lot 36, Grave 3
 
Created by: rdsxfan
Record added: Mar 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106990851
Henry Roy Robertson
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Henry Roy Robertson
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Henry Roy Robertson
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 Added: Feb. 13, 2014
 
 
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