Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - March 8, 2016 - Robert McLaughlin

Robert McLaughlin

Robert McLaughlin was born on February 23, 1882, the son of George and Minerva (Clark) McLaughlin in Olney, Illinois. He had two brothers and one sister; Melvin(1884), Lula Belle(1887) and Clinton(1890). His father died in 1891 when he was nine years old.  His mother moved  her family to Preston, Illinois and lived with her widowed Mother, Mary Clark, by the 1900 Federal Census. 

 Robert married Nackey Jane Steward on September 18,1905 in Champaign, Illinois. By the time of his WWI draft registration on September 18, 1918, they had left Illinois and were living in Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming. They are still found there in the 1920 Federal Census and his occupation is listed as Teamster. They have three children; Roy(1908), Marie(1912), Nette(1916). By the 1930 Federal Census, the family has returned to Illinois and they are living in Champaign where Robert is a laborer. By the draft for WWII, Robert is still in Champaign and he is no longer able to work according to his draft card.

 Robert McLaughlin died on March 8, 1945 in Champaign, Illinois and is buried in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Rest in Peace,


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