Frederick Robson, Horace Robson
Frederick cash-claimed a quarter in 5, 6N 49W in 1891.
Most likely the Augustus Frederick Robson whose brother claimed land in Phillips County....
|One Ancestry tree says
BIOGRAPHY: HORACE ROBSON 1864-1928
Horace Robson was born August 6, 1864 son of Arthur M. and Sarah (Bell) Robson who lived at 83 Frederick St. and Caledonian Road in the Burrough of Islington, London,
England, where the father worked as a railway and commercial clerk. Horace was the second of ten children. The first five children were born at Islington, in London and the others were born in America, Frank P. being the first child born in 1862. Also born at Caledonian Road were
Annie, and Charles. The family then moved to nearby 27 Sutterton St. where Arthur Jr. was born Oct. 15, 1869.
The family came to America in 1870 or 1871. The father Arthur, and a brother came to America first, where Arthur got a job and earned the money to bring or send for his family. He worked on the railroad bridge being built across the Missouri River at Omaha, NE. Sarah Robson crossed the Atlantic with 5 children, including Horace, under 10 years of age, Arthur Jr. being about 1 yr. old. Horace was 6 years old at this time. Frederick W. Robson (#6) was born on September 13, 1871, probably in America. Arthur M., The railway clerk from London became a farmer and a survivor.
The sod was broken, buildings were built, some years were good, some years not so good. The family of 10 children became 8 after losing their son Frederick W. and a daughter Amy both in May 1879 probably to a childhood epidemic.
Horace Robson's youth was that of the true pioneer settlers. The family came as "homesteaders" and they lived in a dugout in the side of a hill until a frame house could be built. Horace went to school only in the winter which was not unusual in the 1870 and 1880's. He went to
school District #49, and later married one of his teachers. Her name was Alice Annette Paden, of Lincoln, NE.
Horace and Alice Annette (Netty) Paden were married Sep 18, 1888 in Lincoln, Nebraska . They then moved to Logan County, Colorado where Horace was farming. Annette came back to Lincoln in July 1889 for the birth of their first child, Birdie, and they were houseguests of her
mother Mrs. J.H. Paden, as was noted in the Lincoln (NE) Evening News, "Mrs. Horace Robson nee Miss Nettie Paden who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Paden of this city, gave birth yesterday to their first born, a daughter. This is the only grandchild to bless the eyes of the
grandparents, and they are very proud of the new arrival. The father is caring for his homestead near Bryant, Colorado, but expected to be in town soon on a special visit to his new heir who as yet has never received even a formal introduction. He will find his family all comfortable and child remarkably healthy for one of its youthful experience." Youngest daughter Sarah Elizabeth Robson Blakesley notes ---"She (Nettie) was very artistic and painted some beautiful pictures. Her love of beauty found expression in painting simple things like orange crates, making them ornamental as well as useful. She was also an excellent pianist. Her neighbors laughed at her lack of knowledge of cooking but respected and admired her artistic ability. Five children were born on the farm where we lived near Thayer. I (Sarah Elizabeth) was born while my brother and sisters waited in a cornfield nearby." Annette died of pneumonia in 1907 at age 44, leaving Horace with a broken heart and the 5 children, Birdie 18, Mabel 15, Pearl 11, Palmer 7 and Sarah Elizabeth 2. Birdie postponed college and marriage several years in order to help raise the family. Horace continued farming in the Thayer and Benedict area, and in 1920 retired from farming and moved to York, NE with his youngest daughter who then graduated from York High School and York College. Their home was across the street from the York East Hill Park on Blackburn Ave. Horace died of a heart attack November 13, 1928 in York at age 64.
Wednesday, November 21, 1928
Funeral services for Horace Robson were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon, preceded by a service of prayer held at the
home of Palmer Robson. Reverend Paul Turner conducted the exercises and the funeral address was given by Reverend Paul Payne of Fremont, a
former pastor of Mr. Robson. A quartet of singers from the church sang "Still, Still With Thee" and Mrs. C.E.Sandall gave as a solo, "Face To Face."
Interment was in Bethel cemetery east of Benedict beside his wife.
Horace Robson was born in London, England, August 6th, 1864 and passed away Nov. 13th, 1928, at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 7
days. When he was 6 years of age he came to America with his parents locating in Omaha, Nebr.
Their first home was a dugout, where they experienced the many hardships of early days.
On Sept. 20, 1888 he was married to Alice Annette Paden of Lincoln, Nebr. They made their home in Colorado later moving to York County,
Nebr., where Mr. Robson spent the remainder of his life. To this union were born four daughters and one son. In the spring of 1908 he united with the Presbyterian church of Thayer, later transferring his membership to the First Presbyterian church of York. Mr. Robson belonged to the Shriners, Scottish Rite Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks, Modern Woodman of America, Easter Star and Rebekah lodges.
Mr. Robson leaves to mourn his passing four daughters: Mrs. Birdie L. Velvick of Polk; Mrs. Mabel A. Keefe of Telferner, Texas; Mrs. Pearl A. Keyes of Thayer; Miss Elizabeth Robson of Dayton, Ohio; one son, Palmer O. Robson of Thayer, and eleven grandchildren. Mrs. Robson passed away
May 25th, 1907. Three sisters survive; Mrs. Annie Richardson of Benedict; Mrs. Rhoda Price of Thayer; Mrs. Fannie Siegrist of Spokane,
Wash; and four brothers, Frank P. of York; Arthur Jr., Charles S. and Alfred E. all of Thayer.
Horace cash-claimed a quarter in 31, 6N 47W (Philips County) in 1891.
He signed a petition in 1889, with his address of Rockland, Logan County.
Frank D. Robson cash-claimed a quarter in 6N 47W (Phillips County) in 1890.
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