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 Albert Sloane Robie

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Albert Sloane Robie

  • Birth 2 Dec 1872 Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 6 Nov 1915 Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 40943872

The top notice to the right appeared in The Plymouth Record the week before Albert died and the Card of Thanks appeared the week after.

Albert's gravestone gives his date of birth as December 2, 1872 and Stearns' History of Plymouth has December 2, 1871

Albert married, 1st in 1891, Elizabeth James who died of tuberculosis on January 10, 1895 at the age of 30 years, 4 months, 22 days. This calculates to a birth date of August 19, 1864. She was born in England. She is the daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth (James) James, both of whom were born in England.

He married 2nd, at the Weirs, on February 10, 1900, Gertrude E. Pickering. Gertrude was born at the Weirs October 10, 1876, and died in Plymouth on October 17, 1953. She is the daughter of Charles E and Roxanna (Webster) Pickering. His 2nd marriage and her 1st, they were married by Reverend D.H. Gerrish of Tilton.

Robie — Pickering.
A very pleasant wedding was solemnized at the home of Charles E. Pickering at The Weirs on Saturday afternoon, the contracting parties being Albert S. Robie of this place and Gertrude E. Pickering of the Weirs. The Rev. Donald H. Gerrish of Tilton performed the ceremony.

The Record extends the congratulations of the many friends of both bride and groom. >The Plymouth Record, February 17, 1900, p4.

Accident to Albert Robie
One of the saddest accidents that has occurred in our village for a long time, happened at the depot Tuesday noon. As the mail train from the north was coming the express office, Albert Robie, the head clerk in the office, sat on the truck carriage, on the depot platform waiting to receive the packages for the office. The train was moving along, and Mr Robie, as with his usual custom, propelled the truck along with his feet, still keeping his seat on the carriage, towards the front of the train, but by some means the tongue dropped to the floor and the truck took a turn toward the moving train. The truck was struck by the first car and was thrown between one of the iron posts, which supports the piazza, and the car and before Mr Robie could extricate himself he was wedged between the truck and the post, his left leg terribly crushed and lacerated above the knee, it being wedged within a space of four inches between the truck and post, and so tight the truck had to be cut away and the car pried over before he could be liberated. Dr Burns and Huckins were soon on the spot and all was done that could be for the injured man. Drs. Conn and Stillings of Concord were telegraphed and arrived about three o'clock on a special train. The surgeons are trying to save the left leg but there is a great deal of uncertainty about it as the jamming and resulting laceration was fearful. The right leg was badly bruised but no bones were found to be broken. He passed the night Tuesday, as comfortably as could be expected and remained so through the day, Wednesday. At this writing Dr. Burns, who is in charge of the case says Mr. Robie is as comfortable as could be expected in his critical condition. >The Plymouth Record, April 30, 1892, p7.

[1st Followup]
Albert Robie, who was so badly injured at the depot a few weeks ago, although not able to move much, is in the best of spirits, and hoping to be out again by the first of July. >The Plymouth Record, June 4, 1892, p7.

[2nd Followup]
Everyone knows of the terrible accident which happened to Albert Robie about five months ago, in which he came near to losing his left leg. We are glad to chronicle the fact that Mr. Robie is now able to attend to his duties at the express office, he having resumed his position there Oct. 1st. >The Plymouth Record, October 8, 1892, p5.

Albert S. Robie.
Albert S. Robie died at his home on Gould Terrace last Saturday afternoon, after four days' illness of pneumonia.

Mr. Robie left his work as shipper at the D. & M. factory Wednesday afternoon, as he was not feeling well. He suffered pain in the side during Wednesday night, and Thursday morning a physician was called, but his condition grew serious very fast.

Mr. Robie was 44 years of age, a son of the late James Robie and a native of Plymouth. He attended the village schools, was associated with his father at the express office, and following his father's death he was express agent here himself. He served at one time as treasurer of Plymouth Village Fire District, and for years had been a valued member of Keniston Band. For the past ten years he had been head shipper at the Draper-Maynard Co.'s sporting goods factory. He is survived by a wife, mother, sister, brother, three sons and two daughters.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon, following prayers at the house. Services were in charge of Rev. A.L. Smith of the Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. Lorin Webster, rector of the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Keniston band, of which the deceased was a member, acted as an escort to the body and during the funeral hour the places of business in town were closed. The ushers at the church were musical and business associates, J. Ralph Goodwin, John T. Peppard, Ned G. Huckins, George H. Adams, Joseph Tollen and Louis P. Smith.

The pall bearers were Edward J. Foster, William Sweeney, Frank J. Beal, Harry S. Huckins, Burton S. Allen and Hume B. Heath. Interment was in the family lot at Trinity. Ernest M. Nichols in charge of all arrangements. >The Plymouth Record, November 13, 1915, p4.

There were 3 children, the first with Elizabeth and the next 2 with Gertrude.
•Ralph Waldo who was born October 13, 1891.
•Violet May who was born May 21, 1900.
•Gertrude who was born in July of 1904.


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Albert S. Robie | Dec. 2, 1872. | Nov. 6, 1915.


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  • Created by: BL Hughes
  • Added: 21 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40943872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Sloane Robie (2 Dec 1872–6 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40943872, citing Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BL Hughes (contributor 46868943) .