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Re: John Terful Robertson


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 10/22/2019 at 19:25:42

In Response To: John Terful Robertson (Robin Eiland)

There are a number of news items indexed under "john t robertson" and "john robertson" and " j t robertson" on the newspaper archives at the website of the Iowa City Public Library. I only transcribed three of them for you. This is the website for you to continue to search:


The remains of the late John T. Robertson, passed through the city Sunday to North Bend where they will be laid to rest in the family burial ground. Mr. Robertson died at Mt. Pleasant Sunday. He was a pioneer settler of Johnson Co., and his demise is mourned by many who knew him well.

Iowa City Herald -- Iowa City, Iowa
September 8, 1894

John T. Robertson an old citizen of Madison township died at the hospital at Mt. Pleasant Sunday and remains passed through the city today enroute for North Bend where the last sad rites of one more of Johnson counties old settlers will take place. Two sons, Wm. of Oxford and B. W. of Union, survivor.

Iowa City Weekly Republican -- Iowa City, Iowa
September 12, 1894

An old resident of Madison township, John T. Robertson, was sent to the insane hospital at Mt. Pleasant today. For a number of years his mind has been failing. He is about 80 years old. His many acquaintances regret to learn such a step has become necessary.

Daily Citizen - Iowa City, Iowa
December 17, 1892


There are also two books which have been published about the family. Most of the authors are deceased, one just nine months ago.

Our Johnson County, Iowa Pioneer Heritage: History of Frank, Hughes, Robertson and Holderness families by Ellen Cochran French and Opal Robertson Hahn; Published by E.C. French, 1986.

John Terful Robertson and Hannah (Tombs) Robertson and Their Descendants by Venora Johnson, Middleton, Idaho, 2008., 454 pages, genealogical tables;

Descendants of John Terful Robertson, compiled by Venora (Lindsey) Johnson and Leslie Floyd Beeks.

Venora Lindsey Johnson
March 10, 1920 - January 7, 2019

Venora Lindsey Johnson, 98, of Middleton, Idaho, passed away on January 7th, 2019 in Boise, Idaho.
Venora Johnson was born in Harrison County, Missouri on March 10, 1920. On February 9th 1961, Venora married Harold Johnson in Gresham, Oregon. Harold had one daughter, Beverly Johnson, whom Venora raised as her own with an abundance of love and cherished memories.

In 1983, her grandson, John Ashman, was born. She adored John and in her eyes he could do no wrong. She spent countless hours playing with him and enjoyed it as much as he did.

Venora had an amazing life. She welded in the shipyards, owned a beauty salon, and was a master woodworker. She enjoyed genealogy and researched her family history for 8 years. She compiled her research and authored a book on that history.
She will be deeply missed - her memories will last forever.

Venora is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Ruth Lindsey, husband Harold Johnson, and one sister Elaine Lindsey Johnson. Venora is survived by her daughter Beverly Johnson and her husband Michael Gross, grandson John Ashman and his wife Chelsie Ashman, and one brother Dwight Lindsey.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, January 11, 2019 at Middleton Cemetery. Arrangements are by Flahiff Funeral Chapel.

Idaho Press Tribune -- January 10, 2019

Hope this helps!

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