Robert Henry HOOD Senior 1183
- Born: 26 Oct 1845, England 131
- Marriage: Miriam Alice MEAR on 5 Jan 1870 in Beula County, Illinois 131
- Died: 14 Oct 1914 at age 68 128,131
- Buried: Oct 1914, Rose Hill Cemetery: Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, USA 1184
Noted events in his life were:
Honors. by having the following published in an unknown book. This item was written by Edna Lois Whitehill Smith.
Robert Henry Hood was my grandfather on my mother's side of the family. He was born in England October 26, 1845. When he was 18 months old his parents moved to Canada. When he was 20 years old he left home and went to Beula County in Illinois. On January 5, 1870, he was united in married to Miriam Alice Mear. They moved to Creston, Iowa, in 1872 and four years later they moved to a farm south of Shenandoah, Iowa, when the country was but a wild prairie. There were two brothers and two sisters in Canada and on brother in Nebraska. The old Hood homestead was one mile north , one mile east, and one-half mile north of the Summit Church.
Miriam Alice Mear was born September, 1850 to John and Frances Mear at Neponset, Illinois. She died January 4, 1931 at her home on Church Street in Shenandoah, Iowa, and is buried in Rose Hill cemetary [sic] in Shenandoah.
Residence, 1845, England. 131
Residence, Apr 1847, Canada. 20 Robert moves from England to Canada with his parents at age 1 1/2 years.
Residence, 1865, Beula County, Illinois. 131
Residence, 1872, Creston, Union County, Iowa 50801. 131
Residence, 1876, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa 51601. 131
Residence, 1880, Fisher Township, Fremont County, Iowa, USA. 1128
Occupation, 1880, Fisher Township, Fremont County, Iowa, USA. 1128 as a farmer.
Obituary, 16 Oct 1914, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa 51601. 685 From the Shenandoah Post Sentinel, October 16, 1914 - Courtesy of Gareld Whitehill
ROBERT HOOD DIED AT HOME LAST NIGHT.
Robert hood died at his home five miles south of Shenandoah last night about 7:45 o'clock. He has been in poor heath for some time. The funeral of Mr. Hood will be held at the home at 12:00 o'clock Sunday.
From the Shenandoah Post Sentinel, October 20, 1914 - Courtesy of Gerald Whitehill
WAS WILD PRAIRIE WHEN ROBERT HOOD CAME HERE
Robert Hood, who has been sick since last March, died at his home south of Shenandoah Thursday and was buried in the Rose Hill cemetery Sunday. The burial was in charge of the Odd Fellows. All the children and his two brothers, Peter of Canada and W. A. Hood of Nebraska, were at his bedside when he died.
Mr. Hood was born in England October 26, 1845. When but of eighteen months old his parents moved to Canada. At the age of twenty he left home and came to Beula County, Ill. January 5 1870 he was united in marriage to Miss Miriama Meas and came to Creston in 1872. Four years later in 1876, they moved to Shenandoah, when this country was wild prairie. Being on of the oldest settlers in this community, he was widely known throughout the country and highly esteemed.
He is survived by his wife and eight children; E. W. Hood and Albert Hood of Council Bluffs, May Whitehill, Elizabeth Spangler of Shenandoah, Edgar, who lives in Canada, and Robert, Ross and Bell who live at home. There are two brothers and two sisters in Canada and one brother in Nebraska. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. F. M. McGlumphry. The regular Odd Fellows funeral ceremonies were given at the grave conducted by J.F. Miller, Noble Grand, and Chaplain Louis J Winn. The Noble Grand stood at the head of the casket and the Chaplain at the foot with the lodge supporters of the Noble Grand and Conductor and Warden alongside the grave with their wands of office in position. After the ceremonies each Odd Fellow in turn passed alongside the open grave dropping an evergreen sprig into the grave of their departed brother as a token of his remembrance and as each did so, he said, Farewell.
Robert married Miriam Alice MEAR on 5 Jan 1870 in Beula County, Illinois.131 (Miriam Alice MEAR was born on 17 Sep 1850 in Neponset, Bureau County, Illinois, USA,131 died on 4 Jan 1931 in Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa 51601 131 and was buried in Jan 1931 in Rose Hill Cemetery: Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, USA 128.)