Ed Robertson, a well known colored man employed at Steele's shop, met with a fatal accident Monday evening.
It seems that he was very drunk and about dusk started out the railroad to a friend's house south of town. A companion met him and told him "to get off the railroad that he was too drunk and a train might run over him." Robertson replied that he was able to take care of himself. He staggered on, and, it is presumed that he fell across the track near where the Clarksville pike crosses the railroad.
About the time the 7 o'clock north bound freight train came along and ran over him, mashing both legs below the knee joints. The train was stopped and the wounded man brought into the city. Medical attention was summoned, but early Tuesday morning he died. Coroner Bell held an inquest over the remains Tuesday.
Hopkinsville New Era
Sept 1886


Mrs Allen Hall attended the funeral of Mrs Eleanor Fitzgerald ROBERTSON in Nashville last week. Mrs Robertson
was the daughter of Bishop FITZGERALD, and spent a summer here some years ago.
Cadiz Record Jan 1944


             CADIZ, Ky. -- Haydon Robertson, 86, Cadiz,
             died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at the
             Princeton Health Care Manor of natural causes.

             Services were to be at 2 this afternoon at Goodwin
             Funeral Home, with the Revs. Billy Joe Nichols
             and John Daniels officiating. Burial was to be in
             Wall Cemetery, Trigg County.

             A native of Wallonia in Trigg County, he was born
             April 13, 1913, the son of the late Cortez James
             and Otie Bearden Piercy Robertson. He was a
             retired farmer and a member of the Wallonia
             Christian Church. His wife, Willie Sanders
             Robertson, died in 1996. A son, Gene Thomas,
             also preceded him in death.

             Survivors include three sons, Billy Robertson,
             Princeton, John Lewis Robertson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.,
             R.C. Thomas, Cadiz; nine grandchildren and 14


August 2, 1926
P. Tom Robertson Dead AT Seventy-Five
Slight Paralytic Stroke And Other Complications Prove Fatal
Native of Trigg County And Had Resided In The County all His Life
Mr. P. Thomas Robertson, a well known citizen of Trigg county, died Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the home just east of the city limits.
Mr. Robertson had not enjoyed the best of health for a year or more. Some weeks ago he suffered a slight paralytic stroke, and this, coupled with other complications, which developed later, caused his death.
Mr. Robertson was born in Trigg county and was a son of Charles Robertson, in his day a leading citizen of the county, July 24th was his seventy-fifth birthday.
Some thirty years ago he was united in marriage to a sister of Rev. James C. Brandon, a well known Methodist minister and now a resident of Louisville.
Charles, the only son was born to this union some years before the death of the wife, which occurred perhaps twenty years ago.
From young manhood, Mr. Robertson owned and operated his farm near Montgomery, but some years ago he sold his farm and had since resided most of the time in Cadiz.
From young manhood Mr. Robertson owned and operated his farm near Montgomery, but some years ago he sold his farm and had since resided most of the time in Cadiz.
Mr. Robertson had the advantage of a splendid education, and was a man who could discuss most questions in a most attractive manner, and kept well informed on matters of history and of the day. He was a loyal friend and a devoted companion and any man was fortunate indeed who had the friendship of Tom Robertson.
The son, now a resident of Chicago, accompanied by the two children, reached here a few days ago, and was with the father in his last hours.
Funeral and burial took place yesterday afternoon, burial being at the Robertson grave yard near Montgomery.
He leaves a number of relatives in the county. Wat and George Larkins and Cuttie Roach being first cousins. Mrs. T. N. Wadlington, of Caledonia section, was also a near relative and he had others in the county.


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