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William J. Robus

Male Abt. 1860 -


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  • Name  William J. Robus  [1, 2
    Born  Abt. 1860  Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Membership  1879  St. James Episcopal Church, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • W.J. Robus has retired from the position of sexton of St. James' Church. He now lives on the interest of the salary! [3]
    Residence  1875 - 1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • According to the 1880 census, William is a boarder with the Alger family. [2]
    Person ID  I394  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  16 Oct 2017 

    Father  John Robus,   b. 1820, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909 
    Mother  Catherine Unknown,   b. 1820, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1881 
    Married  1847  [4, 5, 6
    Family Note  5 Feb 1881  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • A very remarkable and nearly serious accident happened last Saturday evening at the house of John Robus. Robus had gone to bed, and his daughter Julia had gone to church. Mrs. Robus was the only one about the house. She has been quite sick with the asthma for a long while, and been in the habit of having a hot brick placed to her feet upon going to bed. On this evening she concluded not to want for Julia, and heated the brik, wrapped it in a cloth, placed it in the bed, and then retired herself, soon after falling asleep. When Julia returned, her father called to her that he smelled something burning. She looked around, but saw nothing and told him that everything appeared all right. Presently Robus called again and declared that he smelled feather burning and that she had better check her mother's brick. Then Julia went in to the room where her mother was, and raising the bed clothes, a blaze of fire burst out. She gave a scream, which awake her mother, and she was helped on. The fire had burned through two sheets, a blanket, quilt, feather bed, clear down to the straw; and had the discovery been longer delayed, very serious results may have ensued. [7]
    Family ID  F110  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 5 (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/02/1875; Page: 5; Lines: 21

    2. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 36 (Reliability: 2), 19 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/19/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 36; Line No: 22-27

    3. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 24 May 1879.

    4. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 5 (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/02/1875; Page: 5; Lines: 17-18

    5. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 32 (Reliability: 2), 18 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/18/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 32; Line No: 15-17

    6. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 10 Sep 1881.

    7. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 12 Feb 1881.