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Judge Robert Stephen Hattan
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1860
Livingston County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1917
Saint Helens
Columbia County
Oregon, USA

Robert Stephen Hattan (1860-1917) was the son of John M. Hattan and Delilah Moulton.

He married Ora Geraldine Overturf on 6 Mar 1889 at Wilson Co., KS. They had nine children, all born in Oregon.

In the spring of 1889, Robert and Ora moved from Wilson Co., KS to Oregon where Robert taught school before settling near St. Helens. He was deputy sheriff of Columbia Co., OR from 1896-1900 and elected sheriff of Columbia Co., OR from 1900-1904. He was appointed judge in Columbia Co., OR 1904-1908. He was elected county treasurer from 1913-1916. He returned to the Columbia Co., OR bench as judge in 1916.

He is buried as "Judge R. S. Hattan"

Above Courtesy of David Bays - Prescott, WI


Nov 21, 1917 Oregonian, Page 8

St. Helens Judge Dead
County Judge Stricken With Apoplexy On Way To Office

Many Offices Held by R.S. Hattan, Who Was Highly Popular and Lived in Oregon Since 1880.

St. Helens, Or., Nov. 20 - (Special) - Death last night removed Columbia's favorite county official, County Judge R. S. Hattan. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy while on his way to his office ay 0 o'clock yesterday. He did not recover and died at 7 o'clock.
Judge Hattan known throughout the county as "Honest Bob" has held various county and municipal offices since 1896. He started as a Deputy Sheriff, and in turn, was Sheriff, County Judge, City Marshall, County Treasurer, and was returned to the county bench in 1915. He was a Democrat, 57 years old. His term as County Judge would have expired in January 1919.
Judge Hattan came to Oregon from Illinois in 1889. He first taught school in the lower end of Columbia County, and removed to St. Helens in 1896.


Columbia County History Vol 7 1968

Robert Steven Hattan was born in Marshall county, Ill., Nov. 8, 1860, and spent his first 11 years on the family farm near Pattonsburg.
The family with five children moved to Kansas in 1871,
where R. S. attended public school, also taking a two. year
scientific course at the Fort Scott normal school. Having qualified as a teacher at the age of 21, he engaged in educational work during the rest of his stay in Kansas.
In 1890, Mr. Hattan was united in marriage to Geraldine Overturf, a native of Ohio. Immediately after his marriage, Mr. Hattan brought his wife to Columbia county, where they became the parents of nine children: Bessie, Lloyd, Searle, Virgil, Goldie, Ella, Melba, Ora and Agnes.
The last four are still living at this time. He taught school until his appointment as deputy sheriff in 1896. In 1900 he was elected sheriff and served in that capacity
until 1904 when he was elected county judge. He served through 1906, and served later in 1916-17. Between these two terms as judge, he served as county treasurer, and his second term as judge was cut short by death in 1917. 
Family links: 
  John M. Hattan (1836 - 1912)
  Delilah Moulton Hattan (1836 - 1906)
  Ora Geraldine Overturf Hattan (1866 - 1908)*
  Virgil Hattan (1895 - 1918)*
  Sarah E. Hattan Miller (1859 - 1955)*
  Robert Stephen Hattan (1860 - 1917)
  Dora Ellen Hattan Blank (1865 - 1899)*
  Frederick Hattan (1868 - 1879)*
  Mary A. Hattan Koger (1876 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Bayview Memorial Cemetery
Columbia County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Mark and Glorene Stevens
Record added: Oct 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43273653
Judge Robert Stephen Hattan
Added by: Burnice Lewis
Judge Robert Stephen Hattan
Added by: Burnice Lewis
Judge Robert Stephen Hattan
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