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 Robertson Mize

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Robertson Mize

  • Birth 23 Sep 1820 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 23 Jan 1893 Newtonia, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Newtonia, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 5685249

The Newton County News
(A weekly journal by Mize Sisters)
January 23, 1893

"Died, at his home in Newtonia, Missouri, on Monday morning, January 23, 1893, in the seventy-third year of his age.

He had been growing more feeble each year since the death of our mother five years ago, but he was not seriously ill except the last four weeks of his life, and then his illness was not painful.

He passed away as a child would fall asleep, seemingly as if his life work were done. He was surrounded at the time by his children, to all of whom he had ever been, at once - kind father, sympathizing friend, safe counsellor and most self sacrificing parent. No man was ever more affectionate in his family, and no member of his family can recall a single unkind act in all of his long life.

It is hard to lose such a father, but his home life is a sweet memory. It is perhaps not proper that we should obtrude our private grief upon the public, nor extol the virtues of one so near and so dear to us; but the community in which he has lived for the past twenty-three years will bear witness that he was a worthy citizen, a kind neighbor, and a most devoted friend.

Robertson Mize was born of Virginia parents, in New Albany, Indiana, September 23, 1820. When he was a year old, the family removed to Barren county, Kentucky where they resided about three years when the father died. The mother with a large family then removed to Fountain county, western Indiana, where they remained until Robertson was twenty years of age. The mother with four sons then removed to southern Iowa, where Robertson lived for twenty years. Here, in 1845, he married Martha A. Williamson, and here most of his children were born. He resided a number of years in Illinois and moved to Newtonia, Missouri nearly twenty-three years ago.

The funeral took place from the family residence on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. T.L. Largen spoke a few kindly fitting words, three favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, and then a large number of neighbors and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Newtonia cemetery."

Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown
April 2009

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  • Maintained by: Virginia Brown
  • Originally Created by: Kim Slayton
  • Added: 13 Aug 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5685249
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robertson Mize (23 Sep 1820–23 Jan 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5685249, citing Old Newtonia Civil War Cemetery, Newtonia, Newton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Virginia Brown (contributor 47053782) .