My gratitude to you and Kat for your work on this, as It has definitely kept me on my toes in the field of genealogy and study of my ancestry.
My submission today is one that I have recently acquired and truly represents, for me, the benefits and the perfect SS. subject.
Paternal Great grandfather
From the News Leader of Springfield Ky. Feb 18, 1915
Mr. John Tobin died at his home in the country last Friday (Feb 12, 1915) after an illness of several days of Acute Indigestion. He was 67 years of age and was born in Ireland, being the son of the late Patrick Tobin. When he was quite young he came with is parents to this county where the family lived in New York for several years after which they came to Kentucky. 40 years ago (1875) Mr. Tobin was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Fitzgerald a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs David Fitzgerald. After his marriage Mr Tobin and wife went to Indiana to live and continued his residence there until sometime after the death of his wife Maggie.Later he returned to Ky. and settled in Washington County where he resided until his death. He married the second time, his wife being Miss Lizzie Oliver who survives, Mr. Tobin was a successful farmer and stock raiser and a very worthy citizen of the county. He was always held in highest regard by all who made his acquaintance and in his death the public has lost a valuable citizen. He is also survived by the follow children: Mrs. Patterson of Louisville, Mrs. Irvin Mann of Marion County and Will Tobin of the US Army, Mrs. Will Buckman, Mrs. Albert Rudd,(my paternal grandmother), Miss Mattie Tobin and Messrs. John and Hugh Tobin of the county. Funeral services were conducted at St. Dominic Church by Rev. Father Hennessy on Monday morning and burial was at St. Dominic Cemetery.
I remember my grandmother Ella Tobin Rudd telling us of the trek from Indiana to Kentucky in a covered wagon and their experiences with the Indians along the way.
My gm, being the oldest daughter became the caregiver of her siblings.
I remember Aunt Lizzie Tobin in her late years while I was a young girl. It was not until now that I learned where she fits in my family tree.
Today I am grateful for the resources to find ancestry records abound all around me.
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