Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, February l5, l9l7
ROBERT PITT was born in the city of London, October 5th, l828, and died at the home of his son, FREDERICK E. PITT, near Van Wert, Iowa, January 22nd, l9l7.He was 88 years, 3 months and l7 days of age.
When ROBERT was five years old his widowed mother emigrated to New York City with her three sons, all of whom are now deceased.In l846 ROBERT emigrated to Quincy, Illinois, where he was united in marriage with MISS HARRIET DUNTON.To them were born six children, ALICE who is deceased, L.M. PITT, of Oklahoma; PAUL PITT, deceased; MRS. LILLIAN GODFREY, of Los Angeles, California; GEORGE W. PITT, deceased, and FREDERICK E. PITT, of Weldon, Iowa.
During the rush for California gold in l8??, the deceased crossed the plains with three ox teams.While there his wife died and he later married MRS. SARAH A. PULVER, who came with him to Clarke County, Iowa, in l877.She preceded him to the great beyond in August, l9ll and her body was laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola.
After this date the deceased made his home with his sons who in turn resided on his farm north of Van Wert.Following the services at the home, members of St. John's Lodge of Osceola, of which he was a member, performed the funeral rites at the grove in Maple Hill Cemetery at Osceola where the body was laid to rest at ll a.m. Tuesday, January 23.ROBERT PITT was a good husband, a kind father and a highly respected citizen.The kind deeds of his life will continue to live in the hearts and memories of a host of relatives and friends.