|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1836, Ireland|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1908|
14 Aug 1908, p.1
Sudden Death of Robert Pendleton
Came Here on Saturday to Visit His Daughter and Died on Monday
Had Many Friends Here
The Remains Were Taken to Brisbin for Burial
Robert Pendleton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.P. Davis, on Maple Street last Monda morning of apoplexy. While Mr. Pendleton had not been in good health since last winter, it was not thought he was in a serious condition until a short time before his death. he had been visiting a daughter at Beaverdale, but started to come here Saturday for a visit at the home of Mrs. Davis. Accompanied by his daughter he was taken seriously ill on the way and when he finally arrived at Brockwayville on the early morning flyer Sunday, it was discovered that death would soon be a visitor at the home and remove the much-loved old father. The children were summoned to the sick-bed and were there when the end came at seven o'clock Monday morning.
The deceased was born at Belfast, Ireland April 8, 1836, of Scotch Irish parentage. There he spent his youth and early manhood, until the fever of adventure reached him and he set out as so many of his contemporaries did, to make a home for himself in the New World. Fifty-six years ago, Mr. Pendleton married Miss Ellen Grant in Scotland, and together they braved the bewildering journey into an, to them, unknown land and settled in Tioga county. After living there for some time Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton moved to Houtzdale, where they made their home for 20 years. On the death of his wife which occurred about six years ago Mr. Pendleton came to Jefferson county where a number of his children were living. Although he made his home principally with his son John at Helvetia he was a welcome guest at the home of all his married sons and daughters, visiting one after another as the mood seized him. A great deal of his time was spent at this place with his daughter, Mrs. Davis, and it was on the way to pay the much desired visit that the final illness overtook him.
At an early age Mr. Pendleton was admitted upon profession of his faith into the full communion of the Presbyterian church, and through a long life he was enabled to witness a good profession before the world. He was a man who friends and deserved them for he showed himself friendly. His bright, cheery disposition and his never-failing humor, made him delightful company. In his treatment of people he was genial and unassuming. He endeared himself to those who knew him well and commanded the respect of the community in which he dwelt. He was a member of Arbon Lodge I.O.O.F. of Blossburg for 40 years.
Mr. Pendleton is survived by four sons and four daughters. These are John, of Helvetia; James and Robert of Colorado: Richard of Pardus; Mr. Susan Thompson and Mrs. Elizabeth Sheffer of New Mexico; Mrs. Lottie Evans of Beaverdale and Mrs. J.P. Davis of this place. He is also survived by 52 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Brief funeral services were held at the home of J.P. Davis Tuesday evening at 8:30, conducted by Rev. J.H. Jelbart, pastor of the Methodist church. The body was taken on the morning flyer Wednesday to Houtzdale where it was laid to rest beside the wife in the cemetery at Brisbin. The pallbearers were Robert, Will, James and John Pendleton and Robert and John Davis.
PA Death Cert. 73951
Helen Ellen Grant Pendleton (1834 - 1902)
John G Pendleton (1854 - 1939)*
Susan Pendelton Thompson (1857 - 1938)*
Ellen Pendleton Harris (1859 - 1890)*
James Grant Pendleton (1863 - 1947)*
Margaret Pendleton Davis (1865 - 1924)*
Lottie Pendleton Evans (1871 - 1939)*
Richard Grant Pendleton (1872 - 1942)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Barb Kopshina
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
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