R. J. Webb, familiarly known by every citizen in the county as "Uncle Jerry" passed away at his home in Arnett, Sunday morning. Mr. Webb was one of the first citizens of Arnett, and his familiar figure on our streets was always remembered by every one who visited the town, in fact the town does not seem quite the same with this old but honorable citizen who numbered everyone with whom he came in contact as his friend, gone.
Robert Jeremiah Webb was born at Keokuk, Iowa, December 4th, 1842 and departed this life at his home in Arnett, Oklahoma, on January 25th, 1925, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 21 days.
Mr. Webb was united in marriage to Martha Jane Garrett at Rockport, Missouri, October 12th, 1866, to this union were born two children namely, Mrs. Ida Wakefield of Arnett, and Mrs. Ed Hibpshman of Covington, Oklahoma. Besides these he is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Crossby of Seward, Oklahoma and Mrs. H. E. Bullock of Omaha, Nebraska, also five grand-children and ten great grand-children.
Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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