Georgiana (Davis) Robley, of New York, and Pictou, NS.

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Death of Mrs. Thomas Robley

Mother-in law of Rev. A.J. Macdonald Passes away this Morning.

Mrs. Thomas Robley, mother-in-law of Rev. A.J. Macdonald, Whitney Pier, after a lingering illness, passed away at 8.10 this morning. Service is to be conducted at St. James Manse, Whitney Pier, this evening at 8 o'clock by Rev. Dr. Falconer of Pictou, an old time friend of the deceased. The remains will be taken to Pictou Saturday morning and interment will be from St. James Episcopal Church, Pictou, at 2.30 Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Robley (Georgiana Davis) was born July 2nd, 1841, in New York City. she was married in San Francisco and two children were born there: Mrs. A. J. Macdonald of Whitney Pier and Mrs. A.M. MacKay of Montreal. The deceased spent most of life in Pictou where the rest of the family were born, remaining there until six years ago when both Mr. and Mrs. Robley came to Whitney Pier to make their home with their daughter Mrs. A.J. Macdonald.

Mrs. Robley has always been interested in Christian work, and while in Pictou was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, and was deeply interested in all its work and always lent her hearty support to every movement tending to the betterment of the community.

She is survived by her husband and six daughters, Katherine, wife of A.J. Macdonald; Mattie, wife of A.M. MacKay, Montreal; Bessie, wife of M. McLauchlin, Montreal; Sophie, wife of W.E. Louttit, Providence, R.I.; and Jennie and Mollie who live with their father at Whitney Pier.

Sydney, Jan. 14, 1909


Pictou Advocate. 16 January 1909

Mrs. Thomas Robley. The death of Mrs. Thomas Robley took place in Sydney on Friday morning, after an illness of some length. Mrs. Robley was about 60 years of age and was an American by birth. A few years ago she went with her husband to live with their eldest daughter, Kate, wife of Rev, A.J. MacDonald, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in the Whitney Pier district. She leaves a husband and six daughters: Miss A.J. MacDonald, Sydney; Mrs A.M. MacKay and Mrs. Harry McLaughlin, Montreal; Sophia married in Providence; Jennie and Martha who live in Sydney. The remains will be brought to Pictou and the funeral will take place from the English Church on Sunday at 2.00pm. Mr. Robley, and his daughters, have many friends in Pictou Co. who sympathize with them in their bereavement.

Contributed by Bev Campbell