Robert Walker HUME, Sr.

Male 1833 - 1915  (81 years)


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  • Name Robert Walker HUME  [1
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 11 Aug 1833  Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 29 Jun 1860  Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1860 Census - Fort Winnebago, Columbia County, Wisconsin
      Series: M653 Roll: 1401 Page: 266
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    Census 18 Jun 1870  Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1870 Census - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin
      Series: M593 Roll: 1724 Page: 581
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    Census 1 Jun 1880  Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1880 Census - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin
      Series: T9 Roll: 1435 Page: 565
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    Census 11 Jun 1900  Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1900 Census - Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin
      Series: T623 Roll: 1781 Page: 276
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    Census 22 Apr 1910  Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1910 Census - Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin
      Series: T624 Roll: 1705 Page: 253
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    Naturalization 17 Dec 1913  Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
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    Died 12 May 1915  Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Burial 15 May 1915  Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Moundville Cemetery
    _UID 3B9302BB7FD042E0B0EE989319CC8F6BA402 
    Buried 15 May 1915  Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53377  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2010 

    Father James M. HUME, Sr.,   b. 12 Feb 1811, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1887, Fort Winnebago, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ann Margaret WALKER,   b. 22 Jul 1803, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1875, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1830  Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Ann SCHOLES,   b. 7 Nov 1837, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1874  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1858  Fort Winnebago, Columbia County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Anna Maria HUME,   b. 21 Nov 1859, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1875  (Age 15 years)
     2. Margaret Alice HUME,   b. 2 Jun 1861, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1938, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Robert Walker HUME, Jr.,   b. 29 Jul 1863, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1940, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. William Scholes HUME,   b. 22 Aug 1866, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1948  (Age 81 years)
     5. Sarah Ann Jeanette HUME,   b. 18 Nov 1868, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1936, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. James Samuel HUME,   b. 27 Mar 1871, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1936  (Age 65 years)
     7. George Walker HUME,   b. 24 Feb 1874, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1952  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F19428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Ann EAGER,   b. 17 Apr 1851, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Jul 1875  Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Martha Ann Elizabeth HUME,   b. 25 Sep 1876, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1933  (Age 57 years)
     2. Elizabeth Sarah Ann HUME,   b. 31 Dec 1880, Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F19433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1833 - Linlithgowshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Nov 1858 - Fort Winnebago, Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Jun 1860 - Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jun 1870 - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jul 1875 - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1900 - Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Apr 1910 - Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 17 Dec 1913 - Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1915 - Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 15 May 1915 - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 May 1915 - Moundville, Marquette County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obituary

      Terminating an illness that confined him to the house the past six months and to his bed during the final three weeks, Robert W. Hume, 82, passed away Wednesday night at 10:40 o'clock. Death resulted from a general breaking down due to old age.

      Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, May 15 at 11 o'clock from his home, 616 Adams Street. Rev. W. H. Penn of the M. E. church will officiate. There will be a short service at the house. Interment will be in Moundville cemetery. A short service will also be conducted at the M/ E . church there. The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

      The remains will lie in state from Friday at 10 a.m. to the hour of the funeral.

      Mr. Hume was a typical Scotch-American. He was a son of the late James Hume, who lived many years at Twiggs Ferry, in the town of Ft. Winnebago . Robert was born in Linlithgowshire, Scotland, Aug. 11, 1833; he was brought up in the coal fields of Scotland and became a miner. His parents emigrated to this country in 1850, and came directly to Portage. They settled in the town of Ft. Winnebago, Robert afterwards locating in Moundville , Marquette county. In 1854, Robert went to Tennessee and worked for three years in the coal mines near Chattanooga. He returned to the farm in Moundville in 1857 and remained there until he enlisted in Co. C, the 23rd Wisconsin Volunteers commanded by Col. J. J. Guppey of Portage, in February 1864, and remained in the service until the close of the war.

      In 1865 Mr. Hume was transferred to the 35th Wisconsin Vol. Infantry. This regiment was mustered out of the U. S. service March 25, 1866, while serving in Texas. Commencing the journey homeward on March 25, 1866, the 35th embarked late in the evening and ascending the river landed next day at White's Ranch. They thence proceeded by rail in the afternoon to Brazos Santiago, where they were placed in transport. On the 27th they set s ail for New Orleans, at which place they arrived on the 1st of April. Resuming the journey next day, they reached Cairo, Ill., on the 8th, and on the 10th arrived at Madison, Wis., where on the 16th of April, 1866, they were paid and disbanded.

      He resided continuously then in the town of Moundville until '92, when he moved to Portage. While a resident of Moundville he was often honored by his fellow townsmen in an offical way. He was chairman of the town board three years; assessor, five years; treasurer, two years and on the side board several years. The next year after he located in Portage he was chosen to represent his ward in the common council and served several terms. He took great interest in the city affairs.

      Mr. Hume leaves the following sons and daughters: James S., of Hume, N . D.; Mrs. Judd S. Berry of Roswell, S. D.; William S., Robert W. and George W., Moundville; Mrs. Henry Russell, Endeavor; Mrs. Henry E. Jones, of Moundville; Mrs. Arthur L. Voertman, Portage. All were at the bedside when their father died. A daughter, Anna M., died in July 1875.

      Two sisters also survive. They are Mrs Margaret Ellis of Portage and Mrs . Edward Bennett of Charles City, Iowa. A brother, James Hume, died in Portage Dec. 21, 1912.

      Mr. Hume was married in November, 1858, to Miss Sarah Ann Scholes, who died March 24, 1874. His second wife, who survives, was Miss Sarah Ann Eager, and they were married July 7, 1875.

      He was a member of Ft. Winnebago Lodge No. 33, F. and A. M., Portage, and of the G. A. R. post at Briggsville.

      The many positions of public trust which Mr. Hume held, not less than hi s cordial social relations with neighbors in Moundville and Portage, tell best the place he held in the esteem of his fellow citizens. For more than a half century the Hume family have been active and prominent in affairs of Marquette and Columbia counties. The eight surviving children of the decedent, with one exception, are residents of Portage or vicinity. Al l enjoy the utmost respect and good will of hundreds of friends and acquaintances. Hereabouts, the memory of Robert W. Hume will be long and fondly treasured. He was a kindly men and a good friend.

      Portage, Columbia County, Wisconson - 13 May 1915 [8]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S318] 1860 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives), Dwelling Number 655, Family Number 645 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S317] 1870 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives), Dwelling Number 48, Family Number 47 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S316] 1880 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives), Family Number 71 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S314] 1900 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives), Enumeration District Number 22, Dwelling Number 324, Family Number 335 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S311] 1910 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives), Enumeration District Number 28, Dwelling Number 175, Family Number 185 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S593] U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project), Ancestry.com (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S6] Obituary (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S317] 1870 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S311] 1910 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).