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Robert Franklin Markle[1]

Male 1857 - 1914  (56 years)


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  • Name Robert Franklin Markle  [2, 3
    Born 10 Oct 1857  Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910 
    • Glassport, Allegheny County, Pa., Page # 58B
    Occupation 1910 
    • painter
    Died 20 Jul 1914  Lincoln Township, Allegheny County, PA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Drowning 
    Buried Versailles-Mckeesport Cemetery, Allegheny County, PA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1275  Biddle-197721-210386
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2008 

    Father Shephard B. Markle,   b. 15 Jan 1820, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1905, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Drusilla R. Monroe,   b. 17 Sep 1823, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1897, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1843  Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Rothermel,   b. 25 Jul 1865, Highhouse, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1916, Woodville Hospital, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1882  Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Married in the spring of 1882.
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    Family ID F418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):Robert is buried in McKeesport Versailles Cemetery in Section H-Singles, Row #20, g rave #27. The place of death was listed as Lincoln Township. His cause of death was listed as drown while bathing. Robert was 56 years old when he die

      The Daily News; Tuesday Evening, July 21, 1914 - Weather- Tomorrow, generally Fair

      Father Sinks To His Death As Son Looks. Robert F. Markle, Contracting Painter, Drowns in the Yough. Body Is Recovered

      Boy says "Come On, Let's Go Home' minutes before the tragedy. Stopped on way from work to take a bath - Robert F. Markle, Sr, 54 years old of Lincoln Township, a well known contracting painter, was drowned in the Youghegheny River late yesterday afternoon with his eight year old son, Robert F. Markle, Jr., as witness. The body was recovered a few hours after Markle went down for the last time.

      The Elder Markle had been in the water at a point opposite the seamless tube works for some time with his son sitting on the bank watching him. The boy became restless and said to his father: "Come On, Papa, Let's Go Home". All right, said the father, "in a minute" -- that minute was fatal. As Markle seemed to be taking a last dive, he was attacked with cramps. He struggled and screamed to his boy, but the child, stricken dumb by the scene, was unable to do anything to aid his father and saw him finally go under never to arise. The boy was crying and much excited when a colored lad happened along, but he as unable to tell the colored boy of the tragedy and ask him to summon aid. The colored boy ran to the plant of the McKeesport Tinplate Company and soon a number of men were on the scene. Some comforted the Markle boy, who was pleading for his father to come from the water alive. Other rigged grappling hooks from pieces of pipe with which they brought the body to the surface two hours after the drowning. When he was towed ashore and laid on the banks, the Markle boy almost collapsed. The body was recovered by W.F. Wilmett and C.J. Dannenhauer. m en from the seamless tube works were attracted by the cries of the boy for help, but they arrived on the scene too late to save Markle.

      The Markles reside in Lincoln Township at the head of Deadman's Hollow. The elder Markle had been painting in Port Vue. He started home early and on the way decided to take a bath in the river, little thinking that it would be his last. Robert Franklin Markle was born in West Newton in 1860. He leaves a widow and eight chidren as follows: Mrs Lyda Markle; Clyde, Strickler; and Robert F. Markle; Cette, Susan, and Aretha at home; Mrs. Ethel Hoak and Mrs. Erda Hoak, of Liberty borough. Four brothers, Hiram; Gaspar; Cyrus; and Albert and three sisters reside in West Newton. He had been a resident of this vicinity for the past 35 years and was well known. The body was taken to Volk's morgue and the coroner notified.

      Source:
      McKeesport Daily News
      McKeesport Heritage Center
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      Robert and Lida were third cousins and shared the same Great Great
      Grandfather, Johann Gaspard Markle

  • Sources 
    1. [S338] Family Information Provided by Linda Grelles.

    2. [S58] 1880 US Census, Sewickley Twp, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania - Shepherd Markle household ~ Series T9; Roll 1204; Page 396; Dwelling # 544, Family # 549, ED # 107.

    3. [S27] 1870 US Census, East Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania - Shepherd Markle household ~ Series M593; Roll 1465; Page 185B; Dwelling # 199.

    4. [S22] 1860 US Census, Sewickley Twp, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania - Shepherd Markle household ~ Series M653; Roll 1196; Page 1016; Dwelling # 627, Family # 623.

    5. [S374] J.V. Thompson Journals.


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