james R Robertson 24 Nov 1961
J. R. Robertson James R. Robertson, 84, retired Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. employe and a veteran of the Spanish-Ameican War, died at 3:30 p.m.. Thursday in Mather Nursing Home where he had been a patient since June 13. His homo was at 806 Herbert St. A life-lone: resident of Alton, Mr. Robertson was born April 21. 1877. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Robertson. Mr. Robertson, who resided for a number of years at 2719 Powhalan St., before moving to the Herbert street home, had been employed at Illinois Glass Co., as a blower until hand- blowers were replaced by machines. Later he worked at Western Cartridge Co., predecessor of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., and had completed 33 years service there at time of his retirement in 1945, Mr. Robertson was a past commander of Harry Lemon Post, Spanish American War Veterans, and belonged to Post 1308, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and to Main Street Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mayme Nickel, Rt. 100, Alton; Mrs. Bernice Bogart and Mrs. June Unterbrinh, Alton; three sons, Robert and James, Alton, and Harry, Wood River; a brother, Harry, Alton, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Evers; 15 13 great- wife, the grandchildren, and grandchildren. His former Edith Gunn, to whom he was married, June 10,1902, died in 1945, and he also was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, and a son, William. The body is at Smith Funeral Home where services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial wil be in Upper Alton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m., Saturday. Veterans of World War I of United States, Barracks 986, and its auxiliary, will assemble at the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m., to pay their respects to the memory of Mr. Robertson.