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Fannie Lillard Robinson Botts
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1898
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1956
Washington
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Fannie was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Dora McDaniel Robinson and Thomas Lillard Robinson. After a short time her family moved to Pierceville, Gray, Kansas, near Garden City. Her sister Eleanor was born there in 1902, and a third child, Mary Bright Robinson was born in 1903 after the family moved back to Kansas City, Kansas. Three years later they moved to the house and farm on Arington Road near Grandview, where the family grew up. Two more children were born at that house, Frank (1906) and Jerry ("JV")(1908). Her father died in 1943, still living at that house (her mother moved to town in time and died in 1954). Fannie attended grade school in Grandview and graduated from Grandview High School. She went to college in Manhattan, Kansas, 1915, and Warrensburg, Missouri ("Normal School" or teacher training), 1916. She taught the beginning students in Grandview 1917-1918, among them her brother Jerry. She went to summer school, Warrensburg, 1918 and taught in the elementary school in Grandview 1918-1920. She married
Fayette Arthur "Arthur" Botts 12 June 1920 at the lake property near Grandview owned by her grandfather for a summer home. After marriage they went to Chickasha, OK, to run an ice cream plant for a Botts uncle, but soon returned to the Botts farm near Grandview as Arthur's father was ill (died of complications of diabetes in 1935) and he needed to run the farm. A small house with no electricity and no gas was built for the couple across the road from the farm house. It had a gravity coal furnace and a cistern for water, no indoor plumbing. Eventually they had a gas cook stove and later a gas furnace. In about 1945 they got electricity and eventually some indoor plumbing. Two boys and two girls were both to them (Mary Eleanor, 1921)(Fayette Henry, 1923)(Margaret Ruth, 1924)(James W. "Jim," 1926). The family was very active in the Baptist church in Grandview. Fanny was unwell much of her adult life and crocheted a lot of afghans. When she was able she did a lot of preserving, canning, and eventually freezing of food. She made many meals that involved preparation almost from the oink. She could kill and prepare a chicken very speedily. Fruit came from the orchard, vegetables from the garden, and eggs were gathered, milk was strained and skimmed, butter and buttermilk were made. She, with some helpers, prepared very large quantities of food at harvest time for crews of workers. She was a wonderful aunt with a large supply of toys in the closet of her tiny home, dogs in the yard, and kittens to be brought in for taming. The smell of alfalfa on the farm was a wonderful perfume part of the year.

Her husband:

Arthur (Fayette Arthur) was born to Ola (Marshall) and Fayette Henry Botts on a farm near Grandview, Missouri, in the house his father had lived in since 1868. He rode to school in Grandview in a two-person horse-drawn cart. His brother, Henry Walter, three years younger, eventually rode with him (there was a third son, James Samuel "JS"). They graduated from Belton High School since Grandview had no high school. He graduated from William Jewell college in civil or electrical engineering. He then went to officer training school and became an officer at the end of WWI. After the war he worked for the CCC until marriage. He married Fannie Lillard Robinson, a school teacher who also grew up in the Grandview area on a nearby farm, 12 June 1920 at the lake property near Grandview owned by her grandfather for a summer home. After marriage they went to Chickasha, OK, to run an ice cream plant for a Botts uncle, but soon returned to the Botts farm near Grandview as Arthur's father was ill (died of complications of diabetes in 1935) and he needed to run the farm. The family was very active in the Baptist church in Grandview, Arthur being a deacon and church clerk for many years. He was a second-generation member of the Grandview School Board from 1927-1944, an office his son Jim also filled. Arthur was in the Jackson County Farm Bureau and worked for several years part-time for the Jackson County Extension Service. He was a member of the committee of Scout Troop 217 and on its original charter. After his wife died in 1954 he married Lucille Hall in 1957 and lived in the house he was born in until his death (that house has since burned).

Fayette, Margaret, and Jim gave their bodies to science, so for them no graves are in the cemetery. Mary Eleanor's grave is in the Belton Cemetery, the same one in which her parents lie. Many Botts and Robinson family members are in the same cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Lillard Robinson (1872 - 1943)
  Dora McDaniel Robinson (1869 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Fayette Arthur Botts (1895 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  James Walter Botts (1926 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fannie Lillard Robinson Botts (1898 - 1956)
  Eleanor Jane Robinson Collins (1902 - 1999)*
  Mary Bright Robinson Hamilton (1903 - 1991)*
  Frank Gentry Robinson (1906 - 1976)*
  Jerry Vardeman Robinson (1908 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Belton Cemetery
Belton
Cass County
Missouri, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Wonderer
Record added: Sep 19, 2008
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Fannie Lillard <i>Robinson</i> Botts
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- Wonderer
 Added: Aug. 29, 2011
flowers to my much-loved and forever missed "Auntie" she was called that by us, her nieces - her two brothers and two sisters called her "Sister" (as did her mother, when she spoke to siblings - the rest of the time she called her "Fannie Lillard") - she ...(Read more)
- BetsPix
 Added: Oct. 7, 2009
 
 
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