|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1875|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1958|
~*~ My Great Grandpa ~*~
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
The News-Journal, November 13, 1958
Funeral services for Robert L. Pierce, 83 years of age, were held at 2 ofclock Monday at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Voiles, Owensboro, in charge. Burial was in the Saloma Cemetery.
Mr. Pierce, a native of the county, died at his home in Owensboro, Ky., Route 2, Saturday, November 8, after a long illness. He professed faith early in life and was a member of the Otter Creek Baptist Church which he served as a deacon for 25 years.
He united in marriage to Miss Bettie Allen in 1897 who preceded him in death in 1935. To this union four sons and four daughters were born. Surviving are Roscoe Pierce, Taylor County, Nellie Raley, Sullivan, Indiana, Mrs. Grace Stevens, Owensboro, and Mrs. Eva Gatton, Rock Island, Illinois.
In 1935 he was married to Miss Arvivian McNear and to this union eight sons and two daughters were born. Surviving are Charles, Tommy, Early, Bobby, John, Gary, Mae, and Mary Jo Pierce, all at home.
He is also survived by a brother and five sisters: Henry Pierce, Mac, Taylor County, Mrs. Delia Skaggs, Larue County, Mrs. Eddie Stillwell, Harden County, Mrs. Henry Skaggs, Taylor County, Mrs. Julia Specht, Louisville, and Mrs. Lona Hines, Larue County. He also leaves 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pierce formerly lived near Finley, and kept the county farm for eight years, moving to Owensboro some 18 years ago.
The pallbearers were Gerald Raley, Garland Raley, Mike Raley, Johnny Spratt, Junior Spratt, and Paul Pierce.
Kentucky Death Records Index, rootsweb
PIERCE, ROBERT L; age 83; death place DAVIESS; residence DAVIESS; death date 08 Nov 1958; Volume 048, Certificate 23522
When Robert Lee Pierce was born on August 13, 1875, in Brush Creek, Kentucky, his father, William, was 21 and his mother, Mary, was 18. He married Bettie Berks Allen Pierce and they had seven children together. He then married Vivian McNear Pierce and they had three children together between 1937 and 1945. He died on November 8, 1958, in Daviess, Kentucky, at the age of 83.
1880 Larue Co., Ky. Census; Census Place: Otter Creek, Larue, Kentucky; Source: FHL Film 1254427 National Archives Film T9-0427 Page 153C
Wm. M. PIERCE Self M M W 27 KY; Occ: Farmer Fa: KY Mo: KY
Mary A. PIERCE Wife F M W 21 KY; Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: KY
Rober L. PIERCE Son M S W 3 KY; Fa: KY Mo: KY
Cordelia PIERCE Dau F S W 10M KY; Fa: KY Mo: KY
1900 Taylor Co., Ky. Census; Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Oak Hill, Taylor, Kentucky; Roll: T623_551 Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 115. Ancestry.com Census Images; 184 / 184
Robert T. Pierce, Aug 1875, 24, married 3 years, KyKyKy; Bettie B., wife, Mar 1882, 18, 2 live births, 2 living children, KyKYKY; Alvin R., son, Jun 1898, 1, Ky; Lenerd H., son, Jul 1899, 10/12, Ky
1920 LaRue Co., Ky. Census; Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Buffalo, Larue, Kentucky; Roll: T625_585; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 632. Ancestry.com Census Images; 97 / 98
Robert L. Pierce, 43, KyKyKy; Billie B., wife, 37, KyKyKy; Roscoe, son, 21, Ky; Leonard H., son, 20, Ky; Goodson, 17, Ky; Nellie, dau, 14, Ky; Gracie, dau, 10, Ky; Eva E., dau, 4, Ky; Virsie, dau, 5, Ky
Son of William Monroe Pierce & Mary Atwood Warren Pierce. 2nd Marriage to Vivian McNear Pierce. 1st Marriage to Bettie Berks Allen Pierce, Date of Marriage August 11-1897
~ My Great-Grandpa~
He was a loving father to his children, people said he would give you the shirt off of his back to help anyone who was in need. He was a farmer, had been all his life. His first wife , Bettie had given him a great life, then she was called home, by Jesus. He then met, Vivian, they shared alot of great time's together, then he was called home. Vivian never married again.
William Monroe Pierce (1853 - 1937)
Mary A Warren Pierce (1855 - 1935)
Betty Berks Allen Pierce (1882 - 1935)
Vivian McNear Pierce (1913 - 1994)
Alvin Pierce (1898 - 1989)*
Goodson Noah Pierce (1902 - 1941)*
Woodson Pierce (1902 - 1902)*
Nellie Grace Pierce Raley (1905 - 1999)*
Eva E Pierce Gatton (1911 - 1999)*
Versie Lee Pierce (1914 - 1940)*
George Robert Pierce (1937 - 1937)*
Edwin Earl Pierce (1945 - 2013)*
Robert Lee Pierce (1875 - 1958)
Cordelia Pierce Skaggs (1877 - 1960)*
Ivy Green Pierce Skaggs (1886 - 1979)*
Henry Lewis Pierce (1899 - 1972)*
Oklahoma Pierce Hash (1901 - 1931)*
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Record added: Mar 29, 2012
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