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Chester Neff Robb (July 30, 1888 - March 14, 1951)

The Lusk Herald
March 29, 1951

Chester Robb, 62, Pioneer Rancher, Dies March 14

A pioneer Wyoming rancher and a resident of the Hat Creek community for seven years was Chester N. Robb, 62, who died at the Spencer Hospital on March 14. Mr. Robb had been ill four days prior to his death.

Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational Church in Douglas on Saturday afternoon at 4:OO o'clock, with the Rev. Louis Gale officiating. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Home on the Range" were sung during the service.

A military graveside service was conducted and burial was made in the Douglas Park Cemetery. Casket bearers were members of the Ashler Masonic Lodge of Douglas, of which he was a member.

Chester Neff Robb, the son of James Easton Robb and Margaret Anne Neff Robb, was born July 30, 1888, in Alexandria, Pennsylvania. He spent his childhood days in Pennsylvania. In 1910 he enrolled at Wesleyan University at Lincoln, attending that institution two years. Later he came to Wyoming and began ranching.

During the First World War he served as personal chauffeur for General Pershing. Mr. Robb, wearer of the purple heart, enlisted in the Army on May 11, 1918.

Mr. Robb was a member of Ashier Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar, Royal Arch, and the American Legion, all of Douglas.

In 1921 he was married to Emma May Taylor of Harrison, Neb. To this union were born two children - a son, LeRoy Chester, and
a daughter, Margaret Anne, who died in infancy. Mr. Robb's wife died in 1924.

He was married to Agnes Gorman in 1931 and to this Union were born two children, Donald Gene and Mary Ann.

Rosamond Ellis of Pierre, So. Dak., was married to Mr. Robb in 1943. Survivors other than his wife, Rosamond, include his aged mother, Margaret Anne Robb of Douglas; a daughter, Mary Ann Robb, age 16, of Denver, and LeRoy Chester Robb of Gainesville, Georgia; a sister, Mrs. A. L. McDonald, Kearney, Neb.; a brother, Marion Robb, Douglas, and two grandchildren.

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