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 Stark Young Robertson

Stark Young Robertson

Maryland, USA
Death 25 Jan 1936 (aged 17)
New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 86866244 · View Source
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Died during his first year as a student at Yale University. He was the only nephew of Stark Young, author of "So Red the Rose", for whom he was named.
Thank you to Danny Camacho for the following obituary that appeared in the "Austin American" Newspaper:

Robertson Rites Set Wednesday

Body Is to Arrive Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Stark Young Robertson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Robertson and 17-year-old Yale University freshman who died Saturday afternoon at New Haven, Conn., will be held from the family home, 700 West Lynn street, Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Robertson were on route home Monday with the body and were due to arrive here Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on the Missouri Pacific's Sunshine Special.

Young Robertson, namesake of Stark Young, novelist and former University of Texas faculty member, died after a brief illness of pneumonia. His parents were at his bedside at the time. His father is law partner of Former Gov. Dan Moody.

Mr. Young, who resides in New York, is accompanying the parents to Austin and will remain after the funeral. He is a brother to Mrs. Robertson.

Besides his parents, Young Robertson is survived by two aunts, Miss Margaret Robertson of Austin and Mrs. Zeno Ross of Fort Worth; and two uncles, Stark Young of New York and Warren Robertson of Austin.

The Rev. Daniel E. Grieder of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate at the funeral service. Burial will be in Oakwood.

Pallbearers will be Gov. Moody, George Shelley, Hale Houston, Herbert Finch, James Rice and Joe Byrne.

Austin American
January 28, 1936

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"Forever honored and forever mourned"




  • Created by: Pat Iverson
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86866244
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Stark Young Robertson (31 Mar 1918–25 Jan 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86866244, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Pat Iverson (contributor 46836677) .