Robert C. and Elizabeth Wardrop, 7N 51W


William Wardrop married Fortune Todd in 1851 in Victoria District, Ontario.

William, 21, Fortune 17, James 13, Robert 11, Jane 8, George 4, and Janett P. 2 are in Hastings County, Ontario in the 1851 census. Robert age 11 might have died...

Robert Crooks Wardrop's death records said he was born Feb 17, 1856 in Ontario to William Wardrop and Fortune Crooks.

In 1861 Madoc, Hastings, Ontario, Wm. "Wardrobe" is 48, born in Scotland.

In 1871 Madoc, Jennet P. is 19, Fortune 36, both born in Ontario.
Robert Crooks Wardrope is also in Madoc in 1871, age 15.


Robert's father William had left his family, and his mother Fortune married her sister's widower Richard Waters of Washtenaw COunty, Michigan.
Richard Waters

Elizabeth might be the Elizabeth Hurlburt in 1870 Ford County, Illinois, 7, born in New York with John Hurlbert 45 farming, and Margaret 50.

Robert cash-claimed 160 acres in sections 10 and 11, 6N 51W in 1891.


He had a record of applying for a timber claim in the same township, but it wasn't completed.

In April 1889 J. M. Wardrop was elected a trustee of the city of Sterling, COlorado.
But another article said "R.G. Wardrop" was elected trustee.

In April 1890 R.C. Wardrop was elected a trustee of the city of Sterling.
1890-1891 Insurance Year Book "Sterling, population 1900; mercantile building, wood, 1 story wooden roofs are permitted. Fire department- 9 chemical extinguisher, 1 hook and ladder truck Chief engineer, R. C. Wardrop."

In 1891 Denver, R.C. Wardrop has a livery stable at the rear of 2014 Stout Street.

In 1892 Samuel E. Vance (Vance & Wardrop livery is at 2014 Stout) lives at 510 21st Street. Robert C. Wardropo lives at 2531 Clarkson.


In 1893 Denver, Robert is living at 2521 Clarkson, employed "Vance & Wardrop".

January 1894 Isabell County, Michigan "Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wardrop are here from Colorado renewing old acquaintances. They are the guests of T. J. Barber's family."

In 1900 Isabella County, Michigan, Robert is a horseman, born February 1856 in Canada, married 18 years to Elizabeth born March 1862 in New York. They have Malcom Dec 1889 born in Colorado.

October 1907 Isabella County "Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wardrop are again occupying their own residence on Normal avenue, having spent the past four months in a rented place while their home was undergoing a change."






1907 "Robert C. Wardrop had a leg broken by the kick of a horse Tuesday. "

1911 "Malcom Wardrop came up Friday from Ann Arbor to spend Thanksgiving with his parents, R. C. Wardrop and wife. "

1912 Isabella County " Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Isbell, old friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wardrop, have been making them a visit'enroute to their summer fruit farm in Benzie county."

Percheron Horse yearbook "WEST MICHIGAN STATE FAIR, GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., 1918. Judge — R. C. Wardrop, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. "

Robert and Elizabeth are alone in 1920, 1930, and 1940 Isabella County, Mount Pleasant. He's a real estate dealer.

Robert C. Wardrop 1856-1950 is buried in Mount Pleasant # 76023973.

Elizabeth 1860-1951 is buried in Mount Pleasant # 76023970.

Malcomb, 27, son of Robert Wardrop and Eliabeth Waters, married Margaret E. Steers, 26, a teacher, daughter of William C. and Nina Steere,, on May 17, 1917 in Ionia, Michiagn
Malcom S. Wardrop is in Orelans Michigan when registering for WWI, born December 11, 1889 at Sterling, Colorado, managing a grain elevator, now at the Reserve Officers Training Camp in Fort Sheridan Illinois.

In 1920 Isabella County, Michigan, Malcom S. is 30, Margaret 29, with Malcom 8?? born in MIchigan.
Malcom is an insurance agent in 1930 Isabella County, 40, with Margaret 39, Malcom 10, Merrie 8, Robert 6, William 5, Daniel 3, and Elvira 3.

He died in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County 1889-1959, buried in Isabella County # 76023971.

Malcom, Jr. born April 19, 1919 in Ionia, an Army pilot, died August 14, 1943 in Leslie County, Kentucky, informant Margaret S. Wardrop of 215 Chippewa St., Mt. Pleasant Michigan. He died of an accidnt when a thunderstorm hit his aircraft.
January 1943 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Commissioned in the Army Air Corp. Trained on the B-26 and promoted to First Lieutenant in May 1943. On a cross country flight from MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida to Kellogg Field, Michigan, his plane crashed near Hazard, Kentucky. There were no survivors.
Son of Major Malcolm S Waldrop and Margaret Steere Waldrop.
He's buried in Mount Pleasant # 12798103.

July 1949 "One of the loveliest of mid summer weddings was that which took place in St. Henry’s Church, Rosebush, at 10:00 a. m. Saturday, July 2nd, when Miss Maureen McConnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McConnell of Rosebush, became the bride of Robert Freer Wardrop, son of Mr. and Mrs, Malcom Wardrop of Mt. Pleasant,

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