John William Robotham

Male 1859 - 1890  (31 years)


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  • Name John William Robotham  [1
    Born 19 Mar 1859  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Oct 1890  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 31 years 
    Person ID I87606  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Family Ancestors Meritta Retta White,   b. Oct 1859, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1890, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1888  Lacona, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F62128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, December 25, 1890 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Mr. John William Robotham was born in Pulaski, New York, March 19, 1859, and died in Sandy Creek, New York, October 19, 1890, aged 31 years and 7 months. Will, as he was familiarly called, was the only son of Mr. Charles Robotham, and a young man of sterling worth and integrity. He was beloved by all who knew him, and most by those who knew him best. He was married with Miss Meritta White, April 12, 1888, which makes for the young couple a little more than two years of wedded life. The deep grief expressed on the day of his funeral showed how strong was the attachment of these young people for each other. The suddenness of his demise makes the affliction more unbearable. How the slight cause, how sure the result! This home is doubly afflicted. You well remember the deaths of William and Asa Morrill in the pond near Belleville last July. These boys were united with Mr. Robotham’s family by marriage, so that the cup of bitterness with them has been well nigh fill. But the greatest consolation which these friends have in this hour of trial is the fact that there is One who knows all about it and does not make any mistakes, and is touched w ith the feeling of our infirmity and hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. He says, “Cast thy burden upon me and I will sustain thee.” Mr. Robotham leaves and sorrow not only the dear widowed wife, but a father and three sisters and other near kindred, who cherish his memory and good deeds but especially his dying testimony, “Shall we gather at the river?”

  • Sources 
    1. [S2526] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2017;), New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index.