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Emmett Roy Roby

Emmett Roy Roby

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  • Name Emmett Roy Roby 
    Born 21 Nov 1894  Sherrodsville,Carroll,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      ohio department of health, record of live birth, birth is registered in carroll county ohio. 
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    Gender Male 
    Draft Registration 5 Jun 1917  Georgetown,Madison,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War 1 Draft Registration Card 
    Social Security Number 276-12-5017 
    Died 29 Sep 1950  Bellefontaine,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Acute Embolism and General ill health. 
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      ohio department of health, death certificate, death certificate on file in logan county. 
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    Buried 2 Oct 1950  Rushsylvania,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Rites Scheduled For Man Found Dead In Quarry 1950
      Bellefontaine--Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday at the Postle home in Rushsylvania for Emmett Roy Roby, 55, of Jackson Center, Route 1, a truck driver who was found dead Friday evening in an abandoned gravel pit on the eastern outskirts of tthe city.
      A short time before he was found, he complained to Byrce Warne, tenant on the farm of which the pit is a part that he was not feeling well, He was hauling dirt to the pit.  Investigating when Mr Roby failed to return, Mr Warne found the body face down in deep grass, indicating he had alighted from the truck and rolled down a slight embankment.
      Dr A J McCracken, Logan County coroner, and the victim's family physician said death was due to a heart attack.
      Son of John and Ella Poulton Roby, Mr Roby was born Nov 21, 1894 in Sherrodsville in Carroll County.  He was married twice, his first wife, Edna May Strong preceded him in death.
      Surviving are his second wife, Arline Joyce Miller, five children by the former marriage, Willis Arlington Roby, Rushsylvania, Alvin Roby, Bellefontaine, Norman Eugene Roby, Sante Fe, N. Mex., and Mary Louise and LaDema, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Huber Mills of Springfield, and Mrs Lilllie Lament, of Belle Center; three brothers, Ralph of Marion, Carl of Michigan, and Williard of Rushsylvania.  Burial will be made in Rushsylvania Cemetery.


                Emmett R Roby,55, Found Dead Friday
      Final Rites Held Monday For Brother Of Mrs Lillian Lament
      Funeral services were held in the Postle home in Rushsylvania Monday afternoon at two o'clock for Emmett Roy Roby, 55, brother of Mrs. Lillian Lament of Belle Center, who resided north of Jackson Center. Rev. Delmar Rogers, pastor of the Rushsylvania Church of Christ, of which the deceased was a member.  Burial was made in the Rushsylvania cemetery.
      Mr Roby's lifeless body was found about 5:30 pm Friday by Bruce Warne in an abandoned gravel pit on the C E Knowlton farm, just beyond Bellefontaine's east corporation line on Eastern avenue.
      Mr Warne occupies the tenant house on the farm, formerly owned by William Harpest, and Mr Roby remarked to him as he passed that he was not feeling very well.  At that time Mr Roby, who was employed by Knowlton's, was hauling dirt from posthole excavations to the old gravel pit to dump. When Mr Roby did not return after about two and a half hours, Mr Warne decided to investigate.  He found the loaded truck parked near the edge of the pit and the body of Mr Roby down a slight embankment about 50 feet from the truck in deep grass.
      Dr A J McCracken, Logan County Coroner, was called and his report showed that death occurred about 2:30 pm and was attributed to a heart attack. Members of his family did not know he was suffering with a heart condition and his sudden and unexpected demise was a great shock to all of them.
      The deceased was born on Nov 21, 1894, near Sherrodsville, Carroll county, the son of John and Ella Poulton-Roby.  The greater part of his childhood was spent in the Rushsylvania community, where he attended school.  At one time they lived in the Belle Center community for a couple of years and then he attended the old Harrod school northwest  of town.
      He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Edna May Strong. On September 29, 1941, he was united in marriage with Arline Joyce Miller.
      Remaining to mourn his death are his parents, Mr and Mrs John Roby, both now 77 years of age, who observed their 59th wedding anniversary on September 27th, of near Rushsylvania; his second wife, Mrs. Arline Roby, of RR1 Jackson Center; three sons and two daughters by his first marriage, Willis Arlington Roby of Rushsylvania, Alvin Roby of Bellefontaine, Norman Eugene Roby of Sante Fe, and Mary Louise, 16, and LaDema Ann Roby, 14, at home.
      Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs Lillian Lament of north of Belle Center, who is employed at Ansley's Poultry House, and Mrs Huber Miller of Springfield; three brothers, Ralph Roby of Marion, Carl Roby of Cyrran, Mich., and Williard Roby of Rushsylvania; and two grandchildren.

      Truck Driver Found Dead At Gravel Pit
      Emmett R Roby Suffered Heart Attack As He Prepared To Unload Load of Dirt At Farm
      Emmett Roy Roby, 55, of RFD 1, Jackson Center, truck driver was found dead Friday about 5pm in an abandoned gravel pit on the former William Harpest farm just beyond the east corporation line on Eastern Avenue.
      CE Knowlton recently purchased the farm and was having holes dug for fence posts.  Mr Roby had picked up the dirt and loaded it in his truck to empty it in the old gravel pit.
      As he drove by the tenant house occupied by Bruce Warne, he mentioned to the latter that he was feeling ill.  When he had not returned that way be 5pm, Mr Warne went to investigate.  He found the truck parked, brakes on, at the edge of the pit, the dirt still loaded.  About 50 feet away in deep grass he came across the body, face down, indicating Mr Roby had alighed from the truck, was stricken and rolled down a slight embankment.
      Dr A J McCracken, Logan county Coroner, the dead men's physician, said death had occurred approximately at 2:30pm and was due to a heart attack.
      A son of John and Ella Poulton Roby, Mr Roby was born Nov 21, 1894, in Sherrodsville, in Carroll county.  He was twice married, his first wife, Edna May Strong Roby, having preceded him in death.
      Surviving are his second wife, Arline Joyce Miller, to whom he was married ten years ago Friday; three sons and two daughters by the former marriage, Willis Arlington Roby, of Rushsylvania, Alvin Roby, 221 South Madriver street, Norman Eugene Roby, of Sante Fe, and Mary Louise and LaDema Ann Roby, at home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Huber Miller, of Springfield and Mrs Lillie Lament, of Belle Center, and three brothers, Ralph of Marion, Carl in Michigan, and Williard of Rushsylvania.
      The deceased was a member of the Christian Church at Sante Fe.
      Funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm at the Postle home in Rushsylvania.  Rev Delmar Rogers, pastor of the Church of Christ there, will officiate, assisted by Rev Mr Mills, of Lima.  Burial will be made in the Rushsylvania cemetery.
      Friends may call at the Postle home.

      Obituary--Emmett Roy Roby, born at Sherrodsville, Ohio, Nov 21,1894. The son of John B and Ella Poulton Roby, departed this life Sept. 29, 1950, at the age of 55 years, 10 months, and 8 days.
      Death was due to a heart attack.
      Mr Roby was twice married: In June of 1925 he was married to Edna Mae Strong who has preceded him in death ten years ago.  To this union were born the following children who survive, two daughters Mary and LaDema at home, three sons, Norman at home; Arlington  , of Rushsylvania and Alvin of Bellefontaine.
      On Sept 29, 1940, he was united in marriage to Joyce Arline Miller of Bellefontaine, who also survives with one daughter, 3 grandchildren, his father and mother  Mr and Mrs J B Roby of Rushsylvania, three borthers, Ralph of Marion; Williard of Rushsylvania; Carl of Michigan, two sisters, Mrs Huber Miller, (Martha Roby) of Springfield and Mrs Lillie Lament of Belle Center, one brother Arthur, preceeded him in death in infancy.
      In young manhood, Mr Roby found Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, was baptised and joined the Methodist Church.  Later transferring his membership to the United Brethren Church at Santa Fe.  He was a kind and loving father and husband striving to please all with whom he came in contact.  He will be greatly and sadly missed by his family and a host of relatives and friends.

                         MEMORIES OF YOU, DADDY DEAR
      There was no time for our last farewell
      Before the great tragedy struck and we returned to emptiness,
      For you were gone from us; but we will not dread the lonely days
      That fate has marked for us, for you are not forever gone, daddy dear.
      You will always live in memory with us,
      We shall remember you as long as there are skies above,
      And give our daily thanks to God that we once shared your love.
      For memories are nostalgic dreams, so much a part of you,
      A memory of the happy times our family once knew.
      And as we sit and reminesce of the happier days, my dear,
      We breathe a longly wistful sigh and brush away our tears,
      Our siletn thoughts; our every plan are now the same as then,
      That God will let us sometime be together once again.
      Our tears are for the yesterdays that held our grief and sorrow.
      For we must live with faith renewed in hope of our tomorrow.
      Where we will spend eternal years just beyond this veil of tears.
      We together will keep vigil as we go about
      And your presence will be near us.
      As we pray before retiring to Heaven, we will look for your smile
      And ask the Saviour to guide us
      Through the years we will be with you although in Heaven you abide
      You have gained eternal treasures with the Saviour by your sides.
      Sadly missed by his wife and family.

      With our hearts full of sorrow and heavy with grief from the shock of sudden passing of our loved one, we wish to express with deep gratitude our deep appreciation for all the kind words, floral tributes, kind deeds extended by all.  We especially wish to thank the ministers, singers and our good neighbors for the way they assisted us at this time.  Words cannot express our hearts deep gratitude but may the Father in Heaven, who doeth all thing well, reward you in Heaven.--Mrs Emmett Roby and the children.
    • (Medical):Dr A J McCracken, Logan county Coroner, the dead men's physician, said death had occurred approximately at 2:30pm and was due to a heart attack.
    Person ID I13514  Rgstrong Family genes. | Decendants of David Kerns, 1823-1890, Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2007 

    Father Ancestors John Bennoni Roby,   b. 2 Jun 1873, Sherrodsville,Carroll,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1957, Rushcreek Township,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Ella Suzanne Poulton,   b. 22 Jan 1873, Sherrodsville,Carroll,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1963, Rushcreek Township,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1891  Sherrodsville,Carroll,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Edna May Strong,   b. 24 Jan 1898, Jackson Center,Shelby,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1941, Bellefontaine,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1922  Sidney,Shelby,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Willis Arlington Roby,   b. 11 Jun 1927, Maplewood,Shelby,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1989, Bellefontaine,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    +2. James Alvin Roby Married: 2x2x 
    Married: 1x3. Norman Eugene Roby
     4. Mary Louise Roby
    Married: 1x5. Ladema Ann Roby
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F5109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Arline Joyce Miller,   b. 11 Jun 1927,   d. 23 Jul 1989  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1941  Rushsylvania,Logan,Ohio,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F4609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1894 - Sherrodsville,Carroll,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - World War 1 Draft Registration Card - 5 Jun 1917 - Georgetown,Madison,New York,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1922 - Sidney,Shelby,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Willis Arlington Roby - 11 Jun 1927 - Maplewood,Shelby,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1941 - Rushsylvania,Logan,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Acute Embolism and General ill health. - 29 Sep 1950 - Bellefontaine,Logan,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Oct 1950 - Rushsylvania,Logan,Ohio,United States Link to Google Earth
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