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 Elizabeth Anna “Bessie” Robertson

Elizabeth Anna “Bessie” Robertson

Birth
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Jul 1852 (aged 8)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 27762943 · View Source
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Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Robertson
aged 8 years, 3 months, 16 days
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Rock River Democrat (Rockford, IL), pg. 3, Tuesday, July 6, 1852

Died
On the 4th instant, a daughter of Thomas D. Robertson, Esq., aged about 8 years.
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Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL), pg. 22, Wednesday, March 14, 1928

The following is taken from an article in the referenced publication from the recollections of Mrs. Laura Blinn Holland, a long-time resident of Rockford, about the First Fourth of July Picnic held in Rockford and Bessie Robertson.

"There was another incident in the happenings of that day that might have clouded its merriment had we been other than children. Our parade reached the picnic grounds, but the procession did not halt; instead we were conducted to the home of T.D. Robertson, which was then on West State street between West and Winnebago streets."

Bessie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Robertson, had died the night before and in recognition of the loss of this young friend the children were guided through the yard, past the casket which rested on a table under the shade of a wide spreading tree, and each child placed a sprig of pine on the bier.

We retraced our steps to the grounds where the picnic dinner was spread and following the repast a patriotic program was given with an address, the reading of the Declaration o Independence, and music."


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  • Maintained by: Mookie
  • Originally Created by: Ernie Fuhr
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Anna “Bessie” Robertson (18 Mar 1844–4 Jul 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762943, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mookie (contributor 47515129) .