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Robert Jackson Belt
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Birth: Jul., 1860
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1926
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA

R.J. BELT PASSES AWAY
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R.R. Belt, who was a prominent member of the Board of Directors of the Mystic Workers from June, 1912, to September, 1920, passed away at his home in Cedar City, Iowa, Oct. 11, 1926.

Early in life he entered the mercantile business at Carroll, Iowa, and thereafter operated stores at Stanhope, IA, Collins, IA, Albia, IA, Cumberland, IA, Rhodes, IN, Maxwell, IA, Luther, IA, Boone, IA, and other points and finally retired from active business at Waterloo, IA, in 1908. For the last three years has operated a small poultry ranch at Cedar City, IA, a small settlement adjoining Cedar Falls, IA.

In Sept. of 1924 he attended the Mystic Convention at Minneapolis and was forced to leave before the conclusion on account of illness. From that time on he seemed to decline and medical treatment was of no avail. In Sept. of 1925 he was in a hospital at Waterloo, IA, for examination and on Sept. 26, 1926, he went to the State University Hospital at Iowa City, remaining until Oct. 10, 1926, when he was returned to his home at Cedar City where he quietly passed away at 2:00 p.m., Oct 11. His death was due to carcinoma of the pancreas.

The remains were shipped to his former home, Waterloo, Iowa, where his Mystic Worker friends paid their last tribute to his memory. The pallbearers were; Worthies Charles W. Knoop, G.E. Boycee, August Adams, Fred Cutler, Edson Gilette and C.W. Truair. Rev. J. Arthur Young, pastor of the Waterloo Methodist church, officiated at the funeral, and the body was interred in Fairview Cemetery.

Mr. Belt, trained in a successful business at Waterloo, was a devoted worker for the society. He planned and induced the adoption of many innovations in our work and won much popularity among the members. He had an unusually large number of personal friends, attracted by his genial personality. There will be many who will be saddened by the news of his passing.

Mr Belt was born in Blackhawk Co, Iowa, July 20, 1860. He held a $2,000 Class A certificate. He is survived by Mrs. Annie E. Belt and a son V. Leon Belt of Waterloo, IA and a daughter, Mrs. Fern R. Guenther of Dayton, OH.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Benedict Belt (1822 - 1906)
  Secellia Griffis Belt (1830 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna E Smith Belt (1861 - 1941)
 
 Children:
  Mertie Belt (1879 - 1883)*
  Vivian Leonidas "Leon" Belt (1884 - 1971)*
  Ferne Rhea Belt Guenther (1890 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas J. Belt (1849 - 1903)*
  Hiram Marion Belt (1850 - 1935)*
  Benjamin F Belt (1853 - 1919)*
  George Washington Belt (1855 - 1902)*
  Azro Lumis Belt (1858 - 1939)*
  Robert Jackson Belt (1860 - 1926)
  Edwin B Belt (1862 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Waterloo
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Martha Malinowski
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71667676
Robert Jackson Belt
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Robert Jackson Belt
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Robert Jackson Belt
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- Martha Belt Malinowski
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
 
 
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