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Aged and Beloved Citizen of Hillsboro Passes Away After Several Months Illness


And a devoted Christian for 62 Years –Family Prominent in Hill County Affairs


  Mrs. Amanda J. Robey passed away at her home on East Franklin Street at 2:10 Friday morning, after an illness of several weeks, during the past week of her condition had been critical.  She was permitted to live more than her allotted three score years and ten, and was aged 76 years, 11 months and 23 days when the end came.

  Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by Revs. M. B. Hays of Olney, O. L. Smith, and Dr. M. C. Johnson of Hillsboro.  Interment will be at Ridge Park with Marshall and Marshall in charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Robey was Miss Amanda Hill, daughter of Wm. Hill and wife of Pittsville.  She was one of twelve children born to this family, only two of whom survive, John Hill of Nevada, Mo., and Mrs. Ida Buchanan of St. Louis, Mo.

  In September 1868, deceased was happily married to George D. Robey of Kentucky.  To them was born four sons and two daughters, namely, H. F. Robey of Hillsboro, R. D. Robey of Norman, OK, J. S. Robey of Dallas, and Dr. Frank J. Robey of Midlothian;  Mesdames Lula McMillan of Waco and Etta Reed of Hillsboro, all of whom were present at her death.  Mrs. Robey also had fifteen grandchildren and five great grandsons.

  Mr. And Mrs. George Robey came to Texas if February 1886.  They purchased lands at Massey, Hill County, and resided there for several years, locating in Hillsboro in 1892.

  They entered into all realms of community welfare and the whole family has endeared themselves into the hearts of a wide and ever growing circle.  It is a family recognized for its honesty, uprightness, and Christian influence.  The father, George D. Robey died in 1893.

  Mrs. Robey at the age of 12 years converted and has lived a consecrated, useful Christian life, dedicated to her Master’s service, and her influence has been felt by all who came to know her.  She was ever quiet and unassuming, frail of health but uncomplaining.  Her loving interest for her children’s welfare was active to the last hour of her life, and it would seem that her life was prolonged yet a few more hours longer that she might speak a last word with them.  And her last words were not of herself, it was of their welfare she was thinking.

  The picture of this woman’s life is truly one of nobility of character, faithfulness to duty, and devotion to her children.  Among the last words were these: “My children have never given me any trouble.  They have been a comfort to me”.  It would seem that even in her going away, she had sought to comfort them, and assure them of her eternal love and protection.  Earth holds no stronger tie than that of mother and children.

The devoted affection of this family is inspirational.


HILLSBORO MIRROR, Wednesday, March 10, 1926