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Stanley Edward ROBERTSON of Washington

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My biological father was Stanley Edward ROBERTSON b. 11 Apr 1928 LaGrande, Union, Oregon and d. 24 Jul 1991 Spokane, Spokane, Washington. His father was Lester Edward ROBERTSON b. 17 May 1903 Sumpter, Baker, Oregon and died 17 Apr 1994 White Salmon, Klickitat, Washington. His Mother was Evelyn Elizabeth TWIDWELL b. 08 Jan 1908 LaGrande, Union, Oregon and d. 18 Aug 1993. The parents divorced when Stanley was younger and my grandpa Ed ROBERTSON later remarried Eva Berry. I know some about Stanley, but I don't know much about his children he had other than one son by his first marriage, 2 children from his second, and 3 from our mother.

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on 2011-03-18 20:11:22

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by denakay on 2011-03-20 04:21:25

My grandfather, Lester Edward Robertson, was born 17 May 1903 Sumpter, Baker, Oregon, died 17 Apr 1994 White Salmon, Klickitat, Washington. His parents were William Jerry Robertson b. 31 Jan 1873 Indian Creek, Newton, Missouri and d. 13 Oct 1944 Hot Lake, Union, Oregon and Jerusha Clara Hall b. 12 Jan 1873 Louisberg, Greenbrier, West Virginia and d. 19 Nov 1959 Union, Union, Oregon. My grandfather had the following siblings: Jessie Ellen, Mary Ida, and Ruth Irene. I never knew my biological father and while working at the Family History Center I looked on the Social Security Death Index and he had passed away. I had always hoped that one day I would at least see him from a distance but that never happened. I do have quite a bit on the Robertson's but what I am really interested in is if my biological father has additional children.

by muggs123 on 2011-06-09 19:47:41

Your father Stanley Edward Robertson had two children from his first marriage to Ruby Parker Robertson. David Edward/son and Valerie Jean/daughter.

These children were adopted by their mother's second husband and were never allowed to see their Grandfather Lester Edward Robertson again by the time the daughter/Valerie was 8 years old. A devastating thing in this child's life as she had been extremely close to her Grandpa. She used to go into the woods with him on his days off, when he would fell trees for he and Grandma Eva's wood fireplace. This fireplace was handmade by her Grandpa all from Obsidian rock. Valerie used to go to the Obsidian caves and "help" her Grandpa cut rock for the fireplace (she thought she helped! @ age 3 and 4!)

Valerie's mother and big brother David used to live in what was known as the "little house" behind the new house that Grandpa and Eva built. This "little house" sat directly behind the new house and boy were they glad when the "indoor bathroom" was built! That outhouse in the back yard sure was cold @ night! But Valerie's Grandpa would take her out in the middle of the night (no matter what the weather, or if their were bears!). He was devoted to his granddaughter!

Her Grandpa would pack their lunches, load up his devoted dog "Butchie" (a mini Boston Bull Terrier) and off they would go in his old "Willy's Jeep" pickup truck. Valerie was about 3 years old at the time and remembers it vividly! As a tree would fall--her Grandpa would put Valerie on a tree stump and she would yell...."T..I..M..B..E..E..E.R!"

Brother David also had a mini Boston Bull Terrier dog--her name was Penny. She was the sister to their Grandpa's dog Butchie! Your father was in the Navy during World War II.

I sent you a private note -- and would be happy to provide you with as much information as I have regarding your biological father. Sadly -- there are those in Eva's family who have blamed these children for losing contact with their Grandpa and even when the daughter (Valerie) tried to contact him as an adult (through a cousin Kay L) -- she was told that she couldn't ever speak to anyone again that they (she and her brother) should have never let it happen. Sadly -- these were CHILDREN!! You can't blame children for what their elders do! Ed's granddaughter Valerie -- has never gotten over being ripped away from her grandfather. But...they can't take the fantastic memories away! He was a wonderful man and she will always have that.

by denakay on 2011-06-09 23:40:19

Ed Robertson was my grandfather too. I had a very close relationship with him. I also have been in contact with David after not knowing him for several years. I do genealogy and I had always wanted to meet him and when I was married to my ex-husband, his parents were from The Dalles and after locating David's phone #, I called him. We met the day after and we have remained in touch since that time.
I don't have a lot of good things to say about Kay. When Grandma had cancer, Kay got her to change the will so she would be executor. She had grandpa sign a codicil to the will not too long after grandma Eva died. He was always distraught after losing grandma and didn't even know what he was signing. After grandpa passed away, Kay got everything. That is probably the reason Kay didn't want Valerie to have any contact with grandma.
Grandma was set in her ways and when someone did anything to her, she never forgot it. I found out after grandma passed away that grandpa had a wife before grandma Eva. Grandma was so protective of our biological father, Stanley Edward Robertson, there were times grandma would send him money without grandpa even knowing. Grandpa didn't even know that Stanley had died before he did.
I know how wonderful my grandfather was and I have many good memories of him that I will cherish.

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