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wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 4 Oct 2006 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jul 2007 1:07AM GMT
Surnames: Menzies
Looking for info on Robert Menzies Born 13 May 1857 Scotland Died 10 Oct 1933

Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 15 May 2007 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Attached are a couple of news clippings I found. I am not related.
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Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 15 May 2007 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Another clipping is attached.

If you go here http://www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unews/ and search for Robert Menzies in Search All Newspapers, there are quite a few news items for him (mostly political and tax lists).

Hope this helps.
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Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 15 May 2007 4:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
I should really learn not to post until I've search all of my usual haunts, sorry for the multiples.

I found this info on the Utah State History Burial Index:

1 Menzies, Robert 0/0/1857 0/0/0 Coalville City Cemetery
2 MENZIES, ROBERT 4/21/1909 5/6/1993 Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery
3 MENZIES, ROBERT BUCHANAN 4/20/1879 12/13/1967 Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery


It is possible that most of the clippings I found are for either the second or third Robert Menzies listed. I searched the death certificate index, and the Robert Menzies born in 1857 is listed, but it is not available online yet. http://archives.state.ut.us/cgi-bin/indexesresults.cgi?RUNWH...

Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 25 Apr 2011 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Menzies
I know this reply comes 4 years after the original post; perhaps you will still find it helpful. The Robert Menzies in question is my great grandfather. The other two in the previous post are his son and grandson. Robert Menzies, b. 13 May 1857 Glsgow Scotland d. 10 Oct 1933. His parents were
RRobert Menzies b. 1823 Glasgow, d. 20 Feb 1899 Glasgow, and Jean Rankine b. 1 Dec 1822 Fife, d. 7 Sep 1890 Glasgow. Robert (II) emigrated to Utah sometime before 1887. His wife Janet Wilson, and children Robert Buchanan 1879-1967, Jeannie Rankin 1883-1961, and James Wilson 1885-1953 followed in 1887 coming on the SS Nevada from Liverpool. Robert (II) lived in Price Utah was active in politics, served as a constable and sheriff, later moved to Scofield. He and wife Janet (Jessie) were separated by at least 1898 and divorced in 1901. She died a year later and Robert took custody of the youngest children born in Utah: Violet Elizabeth 1888-1974, Pearl May 1891-? , Nellie Menzies 1896-1949. There were tw 0other children in the family who died in infancy, Janet Whitelaw 1881-1882 and George 1890-1890.

Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 4 Jul 2011 3:44AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Menzies
Attached:
Robert and Janet Menzies Grave marker, Coalville, UT.jpg

This is in "our" Menzies file ... but I cannot make a connection as to how "our" Menzies may be related to Robert and Janet. Nobody remembers where the 5x7 black-and-white photo came from. It's not the typical thing that would come from an individual's processing of snapshots.

Hope this helps.
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Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 10:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi. Robert Menzies was my great-grandfather's brother. (His name was Thomas Ross Menzies.)

Can I ask where you heard the story about RM being a constable and sheriff? I'm not disputing the veracity of your statement, just wanting to know its source.

Thanks.

ANOTHER Robert Menzies, Glasgow.

Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Menzies
Hi, Robert Menzies is my great grandfather through his son James Wilson Menzies. I'd love to learn more of his family in Scotland.

He was a joiner and a carpenter but active in local organizations and politics. He ran for Carbon County sheriff in 1910 on the republican ticket but lost.

There is a useful site with digitized newspapers from Utah,
http://digitalnewspapers.org

There you can do a name search. Robert lived in Summit and Carbon counties, in Coalville, Winterquarters, and Price. He had a son and grandson also named Robert Menzies. Here are some urls:
http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/carbonco...

http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/carbonco...

http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/carbonco...

Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
For your reference re: Robert Menzies constable

http://udn.lib.utah.edu/u?/carboncounty,836
http://udn.lib.utah.edu/u?/carboncounty,15336(on ticket for sherriff)
http://udn.lib.utah.edu/u?/carboncounty,15953(Lost election for sherriff)

I am not related.

Re: wanted: Robert Menzies (1857 Scotland-1933)

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 4:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow. These are fantastic links. I'd heard of the sheriff/ constable jobs from the late Leslie Ratliff, but had no concrete evidence. I'm just gobsmacked by all this new information.

I am currently writing a biography of RM with another great-grand-child, Bonnie Snow. Maybe you know her. Anyway, we have just finished a second draft of the bio. She has provided most of the info and has been invaluable. I can fill in some of the gaps over here. (My family has only moved about 8 miles since Robert left in the 1880s!)

Contact me at my email address and I'll forward the bio. It won't have your info in it, but you can see what I have and maybe add/ correct some parts.

Thanks again for these wonderful links,
Robert Menzies
boabiemenzies@hotmail.com
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