ROBB, W. B. 1846-1919

JAN. 15, 1919

Civil War Veteran
Company J, Twelfth Virginia Regiment
member of Grand Army of the Republic

W. B. Robb, aged 72, Stricken Suddenly Early Last Evening.

Engaged in repairing a pump at his home in New Cumberland shortly before 8 o’clock last evening, W. B. ROBB, aged 72, a lifelong resident of Hancock county, was suddenly stricken with heart disease and died within a few minutes before medical attention could be obtained.
Mr. Robb, apparently in his usual health, was standing beside the pump when atacked. He toppled over, falling to the ground. Members of his family immediately summoned Dr. R. H. Caramer, but when the physican arrived live was extinct.
The deceased was born (Dec. 29, 1846) in New Cumberland, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Robb, pioneer residents of Hancock county, and resided in that vicinity throughtout his lifetime. With the othbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Company J, Twelfth Virginia regiment, and served in a majority of the battles between the “Blue” the “Gray.” He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The deceased was a charter member of the New Cumberland lodge of Odd Fellows and was perhaps the oldest member of that organization in the county. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of New Cumberland.
Mr. Robb is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Branden and Mrs. R H Cramer, of New Cumberland, and Miss Sarah Robb, of Pittsburg, and one son, L. J. Robb, of Pittsburg. One brother, H. H. Robb of New Cumberland, and one sister, Mrs. Sara Collins, of Cleveland, also survive. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last evening.