ROBERT MCPHERSON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Council Grove Republican, Thursday, Jun. 20, 1907
Died: Jun. 19, 1907
Robt. McPherson departed this life yesterday morning at 8:30, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitlow, with whom he had made his home for the past number of years, aged 74 years.
Mr. McPherson had been bedfast for many weeks and his death was due primarily by old age and a complication of diseases, he becoming aged fast on account of the hardships and exposures which he suffered in the Civil War.
Robt. McPherson was born in Genessee county, New York, and lived the early part of his life in that state.
He enlisted in 1862 in the United States army as a volunteer and was honorably discharged in 1864 as first Sargeant under Captain A. W. Starkweath, company C, first battalion of New York sharpshooters.
Sometime after the war he came to Michigan and made that his residence for a few years. He finally came to Kansas and has been a resident here for 35 years.
He was converted many years ago and joined the Presbyterian church of which he has been a faithful member since.
He leaves one brother, Wm. McPherson, of Marshal, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Blue, of of Churchville, New York, and a host of friends in this city and in former residences, to morn his loss.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon 3 o’clock and Rev. Reed will preach the sermon. The G. A. R. will have charge.