L. B. T. Robertson

L. B. T. Robertson

Alabama, USA
Death 13 Jan 1901 (aged 84)
Waelder, Gonzales County, Texas, USA
Burial Waelder, Gonzales County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 50
Memorial ID 115327433 · View Source
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Obit-Gonzales Inquirer Jan. 14, 1901

Mr. L. B. T. Robertson, father of Mr. W. F. Robertson, druggist, of this city, died Sunday evening at 4 o'clock at his home in Waelder, aged 83 years. His remains will be interred in Waelder this evening at 3 o'clock. Mr. W. F. Robertson left Saturday to be at his bedside. Mr. Robertson is an old citizen of that section of the county and an honorable man and admired by all who knew him.

L.B.T.Robertson died at his home in Waelder Sunday afternoon, January 13, 1901, at the advanced age of 84 years and 13 days. He had been sick but a short time, but the machinery of life had nearly run its course and he was too feeble to pull through an attack of pneumonia. He was laid to rest Monday afternoon in the Masonic burying grounds by his fraternity, a large concourse of friends witnessing the impressive last sad rites paid to a beloved brother; and after the mound had been rounded off the grave was covered with beautiful flora offerings sweet emblems of love. Deceased was born in Limestone county, Ala.,in 1817. In 1849 he was married to Miss Rhoda E. West, at Hernando, Miss., and to them 11 children were born, 8 of whom are living, namely: Mesdames. V. R. Harris, M. C. Reed and J. R. Harris, this county; Mrs. M. M. Sayers, Louisiana; D. E. Robertson, Smithville; O. B. H. W. and W. F. Robertson, this county. All of his children were present when he died except Mesdames Sayers and V. R. Harris. There are 33 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Deceased in 1835 succeeded as captain of militia in Alabama and in 1838 served in the Florida war against the Indian. In 1842 he moved to DeSots county, Miss., where he merchandised from 1853 to 59, was licensed to practice law in 1857 and the same year was elected justice of the peace for 12 years. At the breaking out of the civil war he raised a company of home guards of which he was elected captain and after the battle of Shiloh joined the regular army. After the battle of Corinth he served under Cols. Blythe, Morgan and Forrest in Tennessee and Mississippi. When the war ended he returned to DeSota county and was elected tax assessor in 1871; also tax assessor, of Tate county in 1874. January 16, 1876,he moved to Texas and his last public office was that of mayor, of Waelder. He was made a Mason in 1845 at Hollysprings, Miss., and affiliated with Hopkinsville lodge in 1876. "Uncle Berry," as he was familiarly known here in Waelder, was a high-minded gentleman and made of every acquaintance a friend. He took a lively interest in politics and stood abreast of the leading thought of the day. We'll all miss his familiar figure and mourn his death as a personal loss. His sons and daughters are of our best citizens and to them and the bereaved widow is extended the sincere sympathy of he whole community.

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