Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Robert Sporie

Picture Credit:  IHRP & Family

This is the tombstone for my great grandfather.  Robert is the father of my maternal grandfather.  He was born 20 May 1869 in Bern, Switzerland.  Depending on the census, he immigrated to the United States in 1883 or 1886 (I haven't been able to find his immigration papers).  He became a naturalized citizen about 1900.

The first census he shows up on is the 1900 U.S. Federal Census.  He's living in Rome, Oneida County, New York, and is 31 years old.  By the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, he's living in Durham, Androscroggin County, Maine, where he will reside for the rest of his life.

Robert died 31 Jan 1926 in Durham, Androscroggin County, Maine at the age of 56.  He's buried at Friend's Cemetery.

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