Obit: Robb, Nelson (1843 - 1933)

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Surnames: Nelson, Walker, Loberg, Thompson, Totheroh, White

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Jan. 1933

Robb, Nelson (22 Feb. 1843 - 19 Jan. 1933)

Nelson Robb, son of Davis and Lucinda Robb, was born at Oncco, Illinois, Feb. 22, 1843 and died at the home of his daughter in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, Thursday, Jan. 191, 1933, aged 89 years, 10 months, and 28 days.

As a small boy Mr. Robb came with his parents to Wisconsin settling near Blanchardville in the town of York. Here he received his education grew to manhood.

Shortly after the Civil War began Mr. Robb joined Co. A. of the 46th Wisconsin Infantry and served faithfully until the end of that struggle.

Following his discharge from the army, he was married to Clarinda Walker on Mar. 18, 1866 and they settled on a farm near Blanchville.

To their union six children were born: Esther, Jessie, now Mrs. E. Loberg of Christy, Ralph of the town of Hewett, and Ella, Mrs. Tyler Thompson, of Black Earth, Wis.

In 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Robb retired from the active business of farming and moved into the city of Blanchardville.

In the year 1920 the Robbs moved to Neillsville where they resided for eleven years. Not long after their 64th wedding anniversary, which had been celebrated in the spring of 1931, Mrs. Robb was taken sick and passed away on June 3, of that year.

Since that time, Mr. Robb has lived at the home of his children. While he has not been very well, suffering from partial blindness, he has been quite active for one of his age. In August of this year he has taken with a paralytic stroke which weakened his resistance, but not until a week ago was he considered critically ill. Finally on Thursday of last week his spirit was freed to move out its earthly house and return to the God who had given it.

Mr. Robb was a man of integrity who was respected by all who knew him. Throughout his long life he was a good father and husband in the home and a real friend in the community, a good citizen and soldier not only of the state but also of the Kingdom of our Master.

He is survived by one brother, Frank Robb, of Blanchardville; 3 children mentioned above; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and a large number of nephews and nieces.

So this soldier, the lat of the Civil War Veterans in Clark County, has passed on to join the ranks of those who are on the other side. Dan. W. Totheroh soldier in the United States Army during the World War expressed it this way:

"Going West" isn't dying; It's just going west, to a glorified rest, As the setting sun, when the day is done, In a glory of red sinks low in the west, Never suggesting a though of the dead

But rather, of rising again in the morn

A sun reborn!

"Going West" isn't dying

It's just going west to a glorified rest.

Funeral services were held from the Schiller Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock and from the Methodist Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon of this week. The Rev. White officiated and the body was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

The Spanish American War Veteran's Relief Corps attended the funeral and acted as an escort. The local service company furnished a guard of honor who also acted as escort, a firing squad which fired three salutes over the grave following the reading of the burial service, and a trumpeter who blew taps to conclude the service.

 

 


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