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Robbie, James S.
BORN: 5 July 1887 DIED: 18 Feb 1968 BURIED: 22 Feb 1968 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Herman, Grant Co, Minnesota
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon

1st MARRIAGE - to Blanche McKinney 

1920 OR CENSUS - James Robbie (31y, b Minn, occupation garage mechanic) enumerated with wife Blanche (31y, b Neb) 

1940 OR CENSUS - James S. Robbie (52y, b Minn, occupation automobile mechanic) enumerated with wife Blanch O. (53y, b Neb); family living in same house in 1935 

2nd MARRIAGE - James Robbie & Pearl Black md 9 Mar 1963, Polk Co, Oregon


OSBH DC (1968 Polk co) #2944 James S. Robbie, male, auto mechanic, married, spouse Pearl Robbie; b 5 July 1887, Herman, Minn; father James Robbie; d 18 Feb 1968, Dallas hosp, of 1022 Monmouth St, Independence, age 80y; bur Smith; informant Carl Black, step-son


Funeral services for James S. Robbie, 80, Independence will be held at 11 am, Thursday, Feb 22 at Calvary Presbyterian church with Rev Lehr Newhouse officiating. Interment will be in Fir Crest [Smith] cemetery under the direction of Parmenter Mortuary in Independence. He was born July 5, 1887, at Hermon, Minn, the youngest of several children born to James and Elizabeth Robbie. He died Feb 18 in the Dallas hospital. His parents came to the United States from Scotland shortly before he was born. While a small child, the family moved to Park River, N Dak. He completed his schooling at Park River where he was a baseball, football, and ice hockey star while in high school. He entered the automobile mechanic field while it was in its infancy, and worked on some of the earliest model cars. He left North Dakota in 1910, going to Albuquerque, N Mex, as a mechanic. In 1911 he moved to Portland, and in 1912 came to Dallas, still following the mechanic trade. Robbie helped start the first automotive garage in Dallas. In 1913 he and Roy Black established a garage on Main street. He married Blanche McKinnety July 30, 1913. In 1916 the Black-Robbie garage was sold and they moved to Independence. He established a garage there and continued mechanical work until his retirement in 1946. His wife died January 26, 1961. On March 9, 1963, he married Pearl Black at Dallas. He has been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge since 1919, and was a member of the Presbyterian church of Independence. Survivors besides his widow included step-sons, Carl Black, Dallas and Elmo Black, LaPuente, Calif; a niece, Elizabeth Longfellow, Newman, Calif; nephews, Robert C. Anderson, Salem, Lloyd Robbie and Jack McPherson, North Dakota. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial fund at the Independence Presbyterian church. Itemizer Observer, Thursday, February 22, 1968, 3:6


Robbie Husband James S. 1887-1968


OSBH DC (1968 Polk Co) #2944 

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Independence, ED 378, sheet 1B) 

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Independence, ED 27-19, sheet 5A) 

Oregon Marriage Index 

Itemizer Observer, 22 Feb 1968, 3:6


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