Robert Killen

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Robert Killen

Larue County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Jan 1941 (aged 96)
Norwood, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Burial Norwood, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 41769684 · View Source
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Husband of Delila Robinson and Mary Etta Baker. Son of Robert Killen and Anna Carter


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, January 30, 1941


Robert Killen, Civil War veteran, departed this life on Jan. 25, 1941, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Marker, in Norwood, Iowa, at the age of 96 years, 9 months and 23 days.

His illness was of short duration, lasting only from Tuesday until Saturday morning at 6:20, when he slept peacefully away. Everything was done for his relief that loving hands could do, but to no avail.

Robert Killen was one of two last Civil War veterans of Lucas county. When he was a young man he enlisted in Company F, First Kentucky Cavalry, on the first Monday in August, 1861, and served two terms in the war and was discharged Sept. 19, 1865. Two years ago he attended the "Old Soldiers Reunion" at Gettysburg, Penn.

He was married to Lela Robinson in Marion county, Indiana, who preceded him in death. Three children were born to them. A son, James, died in infancy, and another son, Charley, preceded him in death. A daughter, Mrs. Maude Keever, resides in Tarkio, Mo.

Later, he was united in marriage to Mary Etta Baker. To this union seven children were born, one of whom, John, died in infancy. Those living are Marshall, of Wilmont, Minn.; Robert, of Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. Mary Sturgeon, of Irwin, Nebr.; Mrs. Linda Gibson, of Sterling, North Dakota; Fletcher Killen and Mrs. Lena Marker, of Norwood.

He is also survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Roxie McNeer, of Milo; 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Although he did not affiliate with any church, three years ago he confessed Christ as his Savior and was baptized at the age of 94 years. As long as he was able he enjoyed church and requested prayer many times.

For the last thirteen years he made his home with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Jesse Marker.

Funeral services, conducted by Mrs. Louis L. Martin, pastor of the Norwood church, were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Latter Day Saints church near Norwood and interment was in the cemetery nearby.

Mrs. Harold Haltom, Mrs. Clarence Manser, Homer Puderbaugh and Darrel Parkin sang three hymns, "Rock of Ages," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Abide With Me." Pianist was Mrs. Earnest Fogle. Pallbearers were John Rae, Dwight Curtis, Robert Penick, Marshall and Robert Killen and Lloyd Sloan.

Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold, Lucas County Genealogical Society

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  • Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
  • Added: 9 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41769684
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Killen (26 Mar 1844–25 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41769684, citing Graceland Cemetery, Norwood, Lucas County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Skip (contributor 46976613) .