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Orville Brigham "Brig" Robb

Male 1907 - 1988


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  • Name  Orville Brigham "Brig" Robb  [1, 2
    Nickname  Brig 
    Born  21 Sep 1907  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  22 Sep 1907  Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  29 Dec 1988  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Obituary  30 Dec 1988  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Orville B. "Brig" Robb, 81. of Wapello, died Thursday night, December 29, 1988, at his home.

      Born September 22, 1907, in Newport, he was the son of Wilson and Mary Jamison Robb. He married Dolly Springer. She died in 1972. He then married Dorothea Yakle Harris March 10, 1973, in Wapello.

      He was employed as a furniture finisher with Petersen Harned Von Maur, Davenport, before retiring in 1969.

      Surviving are his wife; one stepson, Mac Harris, Wapello; one sister, Martha Robb, Rock Island, Illinois; and two step-grandchildren.

      Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello.

      The service for Mr. Robb will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello, with the Reverend Bill Young officiating. Burial will be in Wapello Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for the Wapello Rescue Unit.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Orville B. Robb; born: 21 September 1907; died: 29 December 1988; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [5
    • Name: Robb, Orville Brigham 'Brig'; Sex: M; Born: 1907; Died or Buried: 1988; Age: 81; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-88; Notes: born 22 September 1907; died 29 December 1988
    Buried  31 Dec 1988  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I24001  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Wilson Robb,   b. 25 Feb 1874, Clarke County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1930, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Pearl Jamison,   b. 1875, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946 
    Married  8 Nov 1893  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Robb, Wilson; Spouse: Jamison, Mary Pearl; Marriage Date: 8 November 1893; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Issue 
    • There were (at least) two children from this marriage.
    Residence  12 Sep 1918  rural Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID  F7688  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Dorothea McKay Yakle,   b. 3 Apr 1917, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 2000, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8405  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Nora Dolly "Dolly" Springer,   b. 20 Jul 1908,   d. 2 Apr 1972, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18130  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3223] Robb, Dorothea McKay (Yakle/Harris) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, February 3, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3127] Robb, Orville Brigham "Brig" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 12, December 30, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 546-547 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).