Thomas Oscar Robeson
Child of Jacob Mileah Robeson and Bertha Esther Barr.
Born: 15 October 1927
Location: Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Illinois
Died: 28 May 2014
Location: Sunset Texas
Son of Jacob Milia Robeson and Bertha Esther Barr. Born 15 October, 1927 on Road District #4, near Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Illinois where his father and pregnant mother had gone to assist a cousin harvest his fall crop. At the time they were residing in Kentucky. Married 23 October, 1948 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana to Betty Jean Anderson, born 4 July, 1931, in Paragon, Indiana. Daughter of William Thomas Anderson and Thelma Irene Dalton. Thomas Oscar Robeson was a veteran of WWII and Korean Conflict, Enlisted 15 February, 1945 served 20 years in United States Marine Corps, retired 1 September 1964. Employed as Police Officer, Irving,Dallas County, Texas, 12 years. In 1959 became a Cattle Rancher on Fruitland Rd. midway between Bowie and Sunset, Montague County, Texas, retiring in 1996. His wife died on 27 October, 2010 after 63 years of marriage.
Children of Thomas Oscar Robeson and Betty Jean Anderson
1. Richard Allen Robeson born 25 July 1959 in US Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, NC
2. Thomas Oscar Robeson Jr born 1 March 1950 in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
3. Marilyn Jean Robeson born 23 January 1952 in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
4. Patricia Ann Robeson born 22 February 1955 in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Shep was a cross from his father a Collie and Mother an Australian Shepherd. Retained all the cattle handling ability of the Shepherd and the loving of both parents. Worked on the ranch from 1982 to his death from tumors in 1995.