Vinton Eagle; February 2, 1892
Mrs. Robertson, mother of J.W. and Andrew Roberson, died a few days ago at the residence of her daughter Mrs. E. Goon and was buried on Friday January 29, 1892, at the Carlisle Grove cemetery.
Vinton Eagle; June 6, 1884
John Robertson, Sr.
ROBERTSON - June 1, 1884, at the home of his son, in Monroe township, Benton County, Iowa. Mr. John Robertson, Sr. in the 82d year of his age.
Mr. Robertson was born in Scotland in 1802 but has been a residence of this county for many years. His aged wife, and several children survive him.
Vinton Eagle; November 1, 1888
John A. Robertson
How sad: Can it be so-Johnnie Robertson dead? Eleven years ago, Johnnie, as I remember him best, entered my school. What a model boy he was, large for his age, robust-looking, symmetrical in form, and what a finely shaped head, with a clear, classical eye. Quiet in manners, unobtrusive, obedient and pleasant upon all occasions, Johnnie was a model in my school-room and I treasure his name as one of the gems in memory's casket, never to be forgotten. I saw Johnnie last, only a few months ago, as I looked upon his noble symmetrical and manly form, with his youthful accomplishments and attainments preserved and improved upon, I could but say to myself, how noble, now good, how much to be idolized. But "Death loves a shining mark," and with surprise and sadness we hear that Johnnie is dead!.
Thirty three years ago his father, Andrew Robertson, entered my school at Carlisle Grove, and a few years later his estimable wife also, both fit representatives of any community. May God comfort the bereaved family with the happy thought that their dearly beloved is only gone before and now awaits their coming in that blessed heaven where "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, no crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away".
Johnnie died of diphtheria October 25, 1888, aged about 19 years.
He will be missed on the farm, in society, but most of all at the table where forever must remain the vacant chair. His firm step will be heard on earth no more; his pleasant look will no more meet the gracious smile of father or mother or brothers, but although now separated from family ties and kindred, we hope and trust that he is forever free and enjoying an eternal rest beyond the grave. Peace to the family, with the bright hope o meting as an unbroken circle in heaven.
Geo. W. Ridge, Vinton, Iowa October 30, 1888