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Womer Cemetery ~ Robert Burns Arnold ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Arnold, Robert Burns
BORN: 3 Nov 1880 DIED: 30 Jan 1934 BURIED: 1 Feb 1934 ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Iola, Allen Co., Kansas
DEATH PLACE: Pedee, Polk Co., Oregon

1900 KS CENSUS – Robert B. Arnold (b Nov 1880, Kansas) enumerated with parents Robert B. (b Aug 1839, Tennessee, married 32y, occupation farmer) and Mary (b Jan 1851, Tennessee, mother of 11 children, 10 living at time of census) and 4 siblings, all born in Kansas, Albert M. (b Apr 1883), Thomas M. (b Mar 1886), Lucy G. (b Feb 1888) and Sydney L. (b Jan 1891)

1910 OR CENSUS – Robert B. Arnold (29y, b Kansas, married 6y, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Julia (23y, b Oregon, mother of 1 child, not living at time of census) and brother Thomas M. (24y, b Kansas)

WWI Draft Registration Card – Robert Burns Arnold, 37, of Rt 1, Airlie, Polk co, Oregon; born 3 Nov 1880; occupation farmer; nearest relative Annie Arnold, Rt 1, Airlie, Oregon

1920 OR CENSUS – Robert B. Arnold (39y, b Oregon, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Anna J. (33y, b Oregon), 2 children Lera L. (4y11m, b Oregon) and Robert L. (9m, b Oregon) and father-in-law Lewis Ritner (64y, b Oregon, widowed)

1930 OR CENSUS - Robert B. Arnold, age 50, married at age 24, occupation farmer, b. Kansas, is enumerated with wife Anna, age 43, married at age 17, b. Oregon, along with Lucile, age 15, b. Oregon, Robert, age 11, b. Oregon, Verda, age 9, b. Oregon, and Debney, age 4, b. Oregon.  Also enumerated with the family is Lewis Ritner, identified as father-in-law [of Robert], age 73, widowed, b. Oregon.

DISCREPANCY – The birth date on Robert’s death certificate originally read 3 Nov 1880, but was later revised to read 12 March 1859. The 1900 census and the WWI draft card show that 3 Nov 1880 was the correct date


OSBH DC (Polk County 1934) #11 - Robert Burns Arnold, male, married (Anna), occupation farmer, b. 3 Nov 1880 in Iola, Kansas, d. 30 Jan 1934 in Monmouth, Oregon at the age of 53 y's 2 m's 27 d's, name of father Robert Benjamin Arnold, (b. Tennessee), maiden name of mother Mary Eckley, interment: 1 Feb 1934, undertaker Kenney Funeral Home, informant Mrs. Anna Arnold.


Robert B. Arnold died at the family home three miles from Pedee Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Pedee schoolhouse this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 pm with Rev E.A. Fogg officiating, and burial in the Pedee cemetery. Mr Arnold was born at Iola, Kansas, November 30, 1880 and had been engaged in farming since coming to Oregon 29 years ago. Besides his widow Anna, he is survived by two sons, Bobbie and Debley, and two daughters Mrs Howard Perry and Verda Arnold, all of Pedee; five brothers: Ephraim, Harvey and Albert of Idaho, and Thomas and Sidney of Merrill; four sisters: Mrs Flora Rittes of Kansas, Mrs Natina Longshore of Bakersfield, Calif, Mrs Sophia Strubs of Kansas, and Mrs Lucy Bates of Colorado.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, February 1, 1934, 8:5


1880 - 1934
[shares marker with Julia Ann]


Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1934) #11

1900 KS CENSUS (Allen co, Carlyle, ED 1, sheet 7A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 8A)

WWI Draft Registration Card (

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Pedee, ED 374, sheet 1A)

1930 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Pedee, ED 22, sheet 2B)

IO, 1 Feb 1934, 8:5


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