Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
(December 7, 1844 - February 12, 1919)
Wyoming Newspaper Project
February 20, 1919
Information courtesy of the Wyoming Newspaper Project. The following was published in the Lusk Herald.
Harry Harrison Roberts was born at Olesberg, Kentucky, Dec. 7th, 1844. He enlisted in the service of his country on Sept. 20th, 1861 and was mustered out on Feb. 7th, 1864; he re-enlisted Feb. 8th, 1864, and was mustered out on July 17th, 1865.
He spent two years of his enlistment as scout to Gen. U. S. Grant. After serving his country he went to Kansas where he was married to Mary C. McCammon on the 3rd day of May 1868, at Wyandotte. To this union were born six children, two of whom preceded their father to that far and better world.
The deceased leaves, besides a host of friends to mourn his loss, a loving wife, Mary C. Roberts; Geo. R. Roberts of Marion, Kansas; Charles N. Roberts of Laird, Colorado; and Hattie and Matie Updike of Lusk; also two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law and thirleen grandchildren.
The deceased moved from Kansas to Wyoming in NOvember, 1906 and in March 1909, he moved to Lusk, where he resided till his death.
He joined the Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Valley Lodge, No. 127, at Florence, Kansas, in 1879 and was transferred to Custer Lodge, No. 21, about two years ago.
Henry Harrison Roberts joined the Methodist church at Florence, Kans., on Dec. 20, 1834 and at his death still held his membership in this church.
Note: The names Henry and Harry are both in this obituary. The name Henry was used, as this is what was found on the marriage record.
The Lusk Standard
February 21, 1919
Death of an Old Resident
Harrison Harry Roberts, was born at Olesberg Kentucky December 7, 1884, (as printed), entlisted in the service of his country on Septemer 20, 1861, mustered out February 7, 1864, re-enlisted February 8, 1864,and mustered out on July 17, 1865. Two years of his enlistment was spent as scout for General U. S. Grant. After serving his country he went to Kansas and was married to Mary C. McCammon on the 3rd of May 1868 at Wyandotee, Kansas. To this union was born six children, two of whom have preceeded their father to that far and better world.
The deceased leaves besides a host of friends to mourn his loss a loving wife, Mary c. Roberts, George R. Roberts of Marion, Kansas, Charles N. Roberts of Laird, Colorado and Hattie and Mattie Updike of Lusk, Wyoming and two daughters-in-laws and two sons-in-law and thirteen grand children. The deceased was 74 years, 2 months and 5 days old. The deceased moved from Kansas to Wyoming, November 1905 and in March 1909 he moved to the town of Lusk, where he still resided until his death.
Mr. Roberts joined the order of Odd Fellows, Grand Valley Lodge, No. 127, Florence, Kansas in 1879 and was transferred to Custer Lodge No. 21 about two years ago. Henry Harrison Roberts joined the Methodist church at Florence, Kansas on December 20, 1874 and still holds his membership in this church.
CARD OF THANKS
Mrs. H. H. Roberts and children take this opportunity of returning thanks for herself and children to their many friends for love an sympathy extended them in their time of sorrow.
We especially thank the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs for the kindness.
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