W.A. Robey passed peacefully away Sunday, October 9, 1927, at his home in Warren, Illinois. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Wednesday afternoon, October 12th at 2 O'clock by Rev. P.L. Smith of the Warren Presbyterian church. The deceased was a member of one of the oldest families in Stephenson county, his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Levi Robey, who in April 1834 left Ohio for the praries of Illinois. They arrived in Stephenson county and entered a claim in Waddams township in 1835. It was here that W.A. Robey, their first child, was born September 21, 1836, and grew to young manhood. He was married in 1862 to Miss Catherine Hartsough who lived but a few years after her marriage. On December 2, 1880 he was married to Miss Clara Knight who survives. For several years they resided in Nora, Illinois, later moving to Warren, where they have since resided. Mr. Robey had been in poor health for the past year. It was a great hardship for him when he was no longer able to do the daily errands around town and about the house. But in his helplessness he was very patiently cared for by his wife, who though herself no in good health, was always ready to minister, without thought of her own comfort. Mr. Robey was a man of good principles and noble character and will be missed by a large circle of friends. His widow and two sister survive: Mrs. L.E Young, residing in Freeport, and Mrs. Mary Hartsough of Nora, Illinois. A brother, L.W. Robey passed away just one month ago at Mauston, Wisconsin.
Submitted by: Randy Campbell on 17 Jan 2000

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