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obituary lookup please for Cecil Robertson d. 1988

obituary lookup please for Cecil Robertson d. 1988

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Robertson
I am looking for th e obituary of Cecil Robertson. She died on 28 November 1988 in Glenns Ferry, Elmore, Idaho.
She was married to George Frederick Robertson who died in Jul 1975.

thank you
badenroots @

Re: obituary lookup please for Cecil Robertson d. 1988

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 1:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
It looks like you found her death info on the Last Residence field on the Social Security record. This does NOT necessarily mean it was truly her last residence. The Social Security uses that field for other purposes.

However, since Idaho death certificates are sealed for 50 years and that's all we have to go on, it's the best place to start looking for her obituary. There is an Elmore Co. volunteer at Obituary Lookup Volunteers-Idaho, .
Scroll down to Elmore and choose Laura. Successful Searching!

Re: obituary lookup please for Cecil Robertson d. 1988

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 3:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much- I tried this link many times and most times I did not get an answer. And when I got an answer I never got an obituary.
I did not try it for this one though.


Re: obituary lookup please for Cecil Robertson d. 1988

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 4:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey Bee, guess I get to help you again. I think I posted some help info before on posting and the full information about the Social Security Death Index "Last Residence."

The Social Security Death Index:
Cecil R. Robertson, born June 9, 1897, died Nov 28, 1988 (91), "Last Residence" Glenns Ferry, Elmore Co, ID.
George Robertson, born 8 Feb 1897, died July 1975. "Last Residence:" Glenns Ferry, Elmore County, ID. His SSN: 518-09-3350 was issued in Idaho before 1951.

The World War I Draft Registration Card Image Database:
George F. Robertson, born Feb 8th 1897 in Montpelier (Bear Lake), ID, livin in Glenns Ferry, nearest relative George W. Robertson. He registered as required on June 5, 1918 at Mountain Home, ID

The 1930 Census of Glenns Ferry, Elmore Co, ID
George Robertson, age 33, born in Idaho to father born in Illinois, mother in Iowa, Assistant Cashier/Bank, Owned his home, owned a radio.
Cecil, age 32, born in Colorado to father born in Pennsylvania, mother in Ohio (The 1920 Census identifies both as being 22 years of age).
Edward D, 11 (The 1920 Census identifies he was 11/12 in age, it was enumerated in the 2nd/3rd Week of January, so he was born "about" February 1929.
Helen, 9
James T, 5, All children born in Idaho.

The World War II Draft Registration Card Image Database (The Old Man's Draft Registration).
George Frederick Robertson, living at Glenns Ferry, Elmore Co, born Feb 8, 1897 in Montpelier, ID.
"Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address:" Mrs. Cecil R. Robertson, Glenns Ferry.
He was 5'-10" in height, 196 pounds, gray hair, blue eyes, ruddy complexion.

George and Cecil Romana Buffington were married in Moscow, Idaho, on 8 Sep 1918. In the 1910 Census she was living in Glenns Ferry with her parents Sim and Ellen

I found a family tree (Private information) owned by a KarenMcKellar28 having Cecil. I sent a message to the owner to read this thread.

It appears George and Cecil lived in Glenns Ferry their entire life. She "might" have gone to live with one of her children at the time of death; but, it would appear "logical" that the local town would here of her death. Obits are NOT automatic however, she was elderly, a lot of elderly do not have obituaries published. This is due to their own wishes, health, period of time in an area/or gone, wishes of the children due to financial concerns, etc.

I do not normally suggest a library contact, as most libraries are having financial problems and can not spare time for obit lookups. But, in this case, small town attitudes might ensure some aid.
The Glenns Ferry Library:

The Elmore County Historical Museum is a museum...
Those freepages at rootsweb that do obits usually don't work. If at first, they don't succeed, try, try, try...somewhere else.

Re: obituary lookup please for Cecil Robertson d. 1988

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 11:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Robertson
Wow, amazing what you have found. Thank you very much. I had no idea when they married and what the maiden name of Cecil was.

And I don't mind you helping me again at all ;). I need lots of help with my project. I am researching the emigrants and their families from my place here in Germany. I don't go further than to their grandchildren, though.
The grandfather of George Frederick Robertson was born here in Baden, Germany.
So in case the owner of this familytree that you mentioned, will read this and follows the line of George Robertson, I can give them information about their german ancestors.


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