The Passing of Robert Regester

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The Passing of Robert Regester - The Passing of Bobert BegMter. On the beautiful...
The Passing of Bobert BegMter. On the beautiful Sabbath morning of June 24th, teams could be seen coming coming from every direction toward the home of Robert Regester, telling stronger than words that the old frontiersmftn haci pnaafta away n,nd that those" who knew and I'oveS him were going by the hundreds to pa, their-raBt-respeots-to-tiienoble dead The services were held in the great tern pie of nature, under the shdde of green where was mingled the warbling o: birds with the music of organ and voice. It was a grand and impressive sight, one not soon to l>e forgotten, and when the minister took his text, Jj^ehold-the-Upright Man,-'i-the hearts of all said yea. Rol)ert was bom Oct. 5th, 1844, In Columbiana Co., Ohio, and died in Rose Creek tp., Republic Co., Kansas, •June 23»d, 1900. He Buttled in above tp. in 1869, making the family of father, father, Thomas R., the two brothers Job and Robert and one sister deceased.' They were the first settlers in Rose Creek tp.; and Mrs. Thomas, a widowed widowed sister, came later. Robert rests in the cemetery on the Bill overlooking his old homestead on the creek, called by the Indians at that time Much Creek. He was here in time to see the.last days oftheJ[ndJa^u^ft"aj£_^ "and many were-the exciting events' in -which the family took part. tibn to the ideas of that early day in" contrast with the meeting of the grand congregation that met on the beautiful Sabbath morning of June 24th, The settlers were scattered along the creek in such favorable locations as they could find, giving each other such protection protection as they could against the wild man of the prairie. The prairies back from the lowlands of the creeks were covered with a short, moss-like grass, and many were the settlers who thought and some hoped that the homes would be along the creeks, and that nature's Jeldfl that ren<ihed out-to meet the sky- would be their eternal pastures. It was not to 1)0 so, and that was why so many met on the long-to-be remembered remembered day in honor of the upright man. In filling a public trust it wa^ his determination determination to do everything right. Robert suffered long but patiently, ap- preciatingeverythtng done for his coin- fort~botb%~EiFaevoted wife and neighbors. neighbors. The old settlers on Rose Creek will miss him at their yearly gatherings gatherings ; his memory can only die.as they die and many of their ehildreh die. To close with, here is a lesson for his family, his relatives, and all of us, his neighbors and friends. It is worth while to be honest, true and upright. Truly the upright man does leave his impress, not on the sands of time only but in the hearts of the children of men. M. eve° & i the er early generally

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 29 Jun 1900, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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