John Robertson dies of Heart Attack Sunday.
Sudden death claims another old timer of Nyssa; Business houses close for funeral Tuesday.
The community was shocked by the undespected death of John M. Robertson, 60, well known old timer of the city, who succumbed to the heart attack at 1:30 o’clock Sunday Morning. He had not been ill and was a man of rugged health. Mrs. Robertson was awakened by a cry but before aid could be summoned, he had passed quietly away.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Community Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Floyd White in charge. Business houses closed and many old friends attended. Miss Edna Dennis sang a solo and there was other music by the choir. Interment was in the Ontario Cemetery with S. D. Gosluerl in charge for Wm. McBratney of Boise. Pall Bearers were Chas. McConnell, H. D. Homes, A. R. Miller, Jess Thompson, Ole Servoss and Walter Johnson.
John Marion Roberts was born in Putnam County, Mo., June 27, 1872, the youngest son of a family of five children of which Mrs. Thos. Coward of Nyssa and James Robertson of Lucerne, Mo., now survive. He was married in Sullivan county, Mr., to Mary Bowers Novemeber 20, 1897, to which union three children were torn. Two died in infancy.
Until 1912, Mr. Robertson engaged in farming and stock business in Missouri. Then the family came west and located in Nyssa where his sister Mrs. Coward resided. He was interested in various enterprises in this valley, farming, the livery and transger business and the last two years operated a small garage.
Mr. Robertson was well likes and had the esteem of old acquaintances. Surviving are his widow and daughter Mrs. Louise M. Ward of Nyssa, his sister the brother, numberous nieces and nephews. The bereaved relatives have the deep sympathy of Nyssa friends.