Tuesday, August 26, 1902
Robertson – At the home of Miss Mary McDonald in this city on Friday morning, August 22, 1902, Mrs. Amanda Robertson died of general debility incident to old age. Her life had been spent in this community. She was born March 5th, 1812, hence had attained to the age of 90 years, 5 months and 17 days. Her maiden name was Crawford. Twice has she been married, first to a Mr. Grant and second to Benjamin Robertson. Since 1872 she has been a widow, and has since as before been a resident of Mt. Sterling. She was the oldest white person in this city, and for more than half a century had been a member of the Christian Church, where she was an honored and worthy member; she was gentle, kind, and, when physically able, regular in attendance at the meeting of her brethren, and after the infirmities of age took hold on her and kept her at home she lovingly spoke of the services to which the bell called her and others. The write had read the scripture, sung the songs she loved, and prayed with her, and will cherish pleasant memories of this aged child of God. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. D. Clark at the church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and the burial was in Machpelah.