Robert Moreland Lunday & His Wife, Gertie Sheeks

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Robert was born abt 26 Feb 1868 in either Ballyroney or Drumadonald, County Down, North Ireland. He sailed from Liverpool, England in March 1886 aboard the ship Lord Clive and arrived in Philadelphia, PA April 9, 1886. He became a naturalized citizen in Fargo, ND April 10, 1890. He graduated from the Dakota Business College and became a grocer, then a prosperous executive with the Leach Gamble Company in Wahpeton, North Dakota. He died 18 July 1944 in Los Angeles, CA and is buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.

Robert married Gertie Sheeks on 5 Nov 1898 in her parents' home in Wahpeton, ND. They had seven children. She was born 14 Dec 1880 in Dover,l Olmstead Co, MN a twin to Mertie. She died 14 Oct 1947 in Los Angeles and is buried with her husband.

I thank Mary Giera for the picture and most of the above information.
in USA


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