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Ackley World Journal - Feb. 16, 1922:



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  • Title Ackley World Journal - Feb. 16, 1922: 
    Short Title Ackley World Journal - Feb. 16, 1922: 
    Source ID S857 
    Text James Roblin Died at Waterloo/Early-Day Resident of Ackley - Buried Here. James E. Roblin, for several years a resident of Ackley, died at Waterloo, Monday afternoo n at 3 o'clock. Four weeks ago, at the time of the joint installation of Masonic and Eastern Star officers, a nd the subsequent banquet, Mr. Roblin was present and , as a one-time Whorshipful Master of F ountain lodge A. F. & A. M., he was one of the number who was presented with honorary past M asters' badges. Stricken Very Suddenly Although not well enough to take to his bed, Mr. Roblin gave up his work in the treasurer' s office (he had been employed there during the past two years) two weeks ago, hoping a res t would restore him to his wonted vigor. He was able to be about the huse each day and yester day visited with friends. He was stricken from the fatal attack only a few minutes before h e died. Mr. Roblin was born Jan 30, 1851, at Belleville, province of Ontario, Canada. When he was 1 1 years of age his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Roblin, moved to Ackley IA. That was in 1862 w hen the town was new, and Hardin county was only sparsely settled. James learned the plastere r's and mason's trade, but did not follow it long. When only a young man he became associate d with the American Express company. For several years he was clerk in the office in Waterloo , then in charge of Mr. Button. In the Days of Gold Fever His first experience as messenger was on the Illinois Central railroad, between Chicago an d Sioux City. His work as messenger between Missouri Valley, IA., and Deadwood, S.D., at th e time the gold fever was at its height in the Black Hills, yielded some interesting experien ces. He and the other trainmen were heavily armed to repel any attack by robbers to seize th e stores of gold, which were transported on nearly every trip. Mr. Roblin frequently spoke of the picturesque appearance of the people and the scenes abou t Deadwood in the days when life was held of little worth by bandits of the James and Younge r brothers type. Robberies were common and murders frequent. Was Veteran Master Mason Mr. Roblin was for 50 years a Master Mason. He was the oldest master of the lodge at Ackley . He was among the 10 oldest of the commandery Knights Templar at Waterloo, who conducted a r itualistic service at O'Keefe & Tonnes" undertaking rooms. The remains are to be brought to A ckley, Thursday morning, to be buried here. The funeral service is to be under direction of F ountain lodge A. F. & A.M. Deceased was 71 years of age. 
    Linked to James E. K. ROBLIN 


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