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The Oakdale Sentinel
December 21, 1917

OBITUARY - THEODORE PERRY TRASK

Civil War Flags.jpg Theodore Perry TRASK was born at Busti, Chautauqua County, New York, March 18, 1845. He died in Yates Center, Kansas, December 14, 1917 where he had gone two weeks prior in the hope of bettering his health. The remains were brought to Oakdale, arriving on Sunday and on Monday afternoon funeral services were held at the Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Oakdale Cemetery, the burial rites of the Masonic fraternity being read at the grave. He came to Iowa with an aunt and uncle when a young boy, his mother having died when he was 8. He enlisted in the 4th Iowa Infantry in 1861. On account of disability he was discharged in 1862, but again enlisted in the 8th Iowa Calvary. He was taken prisoner and was held for over seventeen months or until the war ended. On December 22, 1867 he was married to Cordelia D. ROBERDS at Mt Ayr, Iowa. He was one of the first pioneers in Antelope County, homesteading on Cedar Creek, June 9, 1869. He was one of the first four to make a nucleus for Oakdale. Mr TRASK’s business enterprises covered a wide field, including drugs, general merchandise, hardware.

The Oakdale Sentinel
August 10, 1922

OBITUARY - CORNELIA D. (ROBERDS) TRASK

rose.jpg Cornelia D. ROBERDS was born in Wapello County, Iowa in the year 1851 and died at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, August 2, 1922. Her parents having died when she was but a child, she was taken into the home of Mrs. RITCHIE at Mount Ayr, Iowa and here she lived until her marriage to Theodore P. TRASK on December 22,1887. They came to Antelope County in on June 9, 1869. She was a member of the Oakdale M. E. Church. Of the family remaining, Mrs. M. A. DENMAN of Las Animas, CO, a sister; Ed ROBERDS of Riverside, CA, a brother, and a foster daughter, Mrs. H. A. VAN KIRK of Neligh. Funeral services were held last Saturday, August 4, at the Methodist Church and the remains repose beside her husband in the Oakdale Cemetery.

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