Robbins, Henry died 1886
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/9/2019 at 18:25:21
On Friday last, at his home in Cox Creek township, occurred the death of Henry Robbins, who is well known to a great many of our readers. Mr. Robbins has been in poor health for a number of years, and recently was taken with an attack of pneumonia, which resulted in his death.
He was 81 years, one month and one day of age, and leaves a wife and six children, John, Charles, J.E., Rachel, Melissa and Lucy, to mourn his loss.
We have been unable to learn any particulars in regard to his life, further than that he came to Clayton county at an early day, and went out during the rebellion, with Iowa's brave sons to fight for the union. He was a member of Co. K., 37th Iowa infantry, and was in the service for nearly three years. He was a member of Boardman Post, G.A.R., of this place, but owing to the impassible roads, the comrades of the Post were unable to attend the funeral which occurred at Mederville, on Saturday last.
His death will be mourned by many, and his memory ever be kept green by those who have known him so long.. "After life's fitful fever he sleeps well"
~Elkader Weekly Register, January 28, 1886
-Burial is in the Mederville cemetery
-1870 U.S. census, Cox Creek twp.: Henry Robbins (age 6?, farmer, born Canada), his wife Relief (age 57, keeping house, born Canada), son Joseph E. (age 18, farm laborer, born IL) and daughter Lucy (age 12, born Iowa)
-His wife Relief died in Feb. 1886 and is also buried in Mederville cemetery. Her gravestone photo entry on IowaGravestone Photo project gives maiden name as "French".
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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