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William Marshall Robertson, Jr

Birth
Porcupine, Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, USA
Death 12 Oct 1984 (aged 88)
Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Sec. 12, Lot 146.
Memorial ID 82879744 · View Source
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Born and lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Porcupine and then in Allen where the family ran the trading post. He was the projectionist for the Allen Theater until 1914 when he was 18 and the family moved to Martin, South Dakota. In Martin he did radio repair, worked as a printer and linotype operator, published the Martin Messenger and the Bennett County News. During World War I he was in Intelligence Corps Communication for the military. After the war he played musical instruments and played in bands and dance orchestras in his spare time. He was always a newspaper man. He married Agnes Payer and they had three children, William Marshall Robertson III of Albert, Lea, Minnesota, Emily Cecile Robertson Taylor of Manteca, California, and Esther Louise Robertson of Baltic. He was the last of his siblings and the youngest of them. At the time of his death he was grandfather to three grand children. "He married late in life and was divorced while his three children were quite young. He was buried near the Robertson family plot, in the Martin Community Cemetary." Dorothy Lessert, niece



  • Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
  • Added: 2 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82879744
  • James and Sharon Cissell
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Marshall Robertson, Jr (23 Aug 1896–12 Oct 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82879744, citing Martin Community Cemetery, Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by James and Sharon Cissell (contributor 47567610) .