Ernest G. Yackee

Ernest G. Yackee died April 28th, and was buried in the Roberts cemetery. The funeral services were held at the house and conducted by Rev. W. D. Trover. Little Ernest had been sick for a long time. He was one year, eight months and three days old.

--Paxton Record.  3 May 1894.

Arthur France

Arthur France died last Sunday. He had the diphtheria. He was buried Monday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.

--Paxton Record.  6 December 1894.

Per Carolyn Wilson, FAG Contributor:
No marker was found for this burial in 2013.

Sophia Ringeisen

 On Sunday morning Mrs. Chas. Ringeisen passed from this life out into the next leaving a large family to mourn her loss.  She was 43 years old and her worth can not be better shown than by a reference to the large respectable family she has brought up.

--Paxton Record.  21 August 1890.

Age at death: 45 yr 1 mo 4 da. An infant is buried on the same plot. The records provide no surname or gender for this child, but do list the burial date of Aug. 15, 1890. Since Sophia died Aug. 15, 1890, and was buried Aug. 18, 1890, it is likely that she died following childbirth.

--Carolyn Wilson notes.  Find A Grave. 

Clara Wright

The funeral of Ben Wright's infant child occurred last Monday.

--Paxton Record.  21 August 1890.

Edmund Blesch

LaGrippe is still with us. Its first victim is Eddie Blesch, aged eleven, who died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1890. Cause of death was LaGrippe and lung fever.

--Paxton Record.  30 January 1890.

Thomas McNeish

Thomas McNeish died on Tuesday from injuries received on the evening of the Fourth, by the explosion of a sky rocket in his hands.  A year ago on the Fourth, one of rockets purchased for the occasion failed to explode. Mr. McNeish's son picked it up and preserved it for this year. Upon his return home from his shop on Saturday evening he took it up, and while examining it, devising some plan by which it might be set off, it exploded, tearing his left hand to pieces, destroying his left eye and fracturing his skull above his eye. Four physicians, Drs. Cassingham, Perry, Chapin and Dick, were soon on the spot, doing all within human skill to relieve his suffering and save his life. His hand was amputated and his wounds dressed, and until Monday he appeared to have a fair chance for life, but about 2 o'clock p.m. of that day he began sinking and 2:30 Tuesday morning passed away. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.

--Paxton Record.  9 July 1891.

Alice Smith

A dispatch from Guthrie, the scene of that terrible collision, last Tuesday, announcing the death of Mrs. David Smith, was received with mingled regret and sorrow to her parents and her many friends and relatives here. Mrs. Smith's death occurred in the collision of trains at the above place. She was the only person at the time in the caboose. Her death must have been instantaneous. The deceased was 27 years, 8 months and 10 days of age. Last spring Mrs. Smith moved to Brunswick, Mo., and on Christmas day deceased arrived here for a visit to her parents and her many friends, and by reason of her pleasing disposition, she an unusually large circle of friends and acquaintances. On Friday previous to the wreck, she was visiting Mrs. Currie, of Paxton, and returning to Roberts on that ill fated local freight train which caused her death. The funeral was held at her parents home here in Roberts last Friday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Collins, conducting the services. It was the largest funeral Roberts ever witnessed. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Swanick, of this city, She leaves a husband and two daughters, aged four and two years, father, mother, a brother and two sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. The pall bearers were Jim ?, Mike Doman, James Flora, Nat. White, Henry Steinman and Bealy Foster. Peace be to her ashes.
Alice Swanick was born in Aurora, Ill., May ?th, 1864; moved with her parents to a farm six miles northwest of Roberts in 1872, where she lived until her marriage to David B. Smith, May 12th, 1886. After her marriage she lived in Roberts for some time, then a short time in the south, moving to Brunswick, Mo., in the latter part of February last. She was suddenly summoned from earth while visiting with her friends in and around Roberts, January 19th, 1892, aged 27 years, 8 months and 10 days. She leaves a husband, two small children, father, mother, two sisters and a brother besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death. She was a dutiful and affectionate daughter, a loving sister and a faithful and devoted wife and mother, and a servant of the Master, and has been called from ? to receive the reward of the faithful in the land of Light and Love. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Swanick, her father, being conducted by Rev. Collins, Friday, January 22d, and were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends, anxious to manifest their heart-felt sympathy for the bereaved loved ones. As the procession moved slowly to the cemetery it was a sad sight; few eyes were dry. She, who but a few days before was in the bloom of health, and now cold in death.
She had won many friends in the country, being a teacher, and for some time secretary of the teacher's convention of Ford county. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and will be remembered as one of the best.

--Paxton Record.  28 January 1892.