Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, January 07, 2016 at 08:08:21 :
San Rafael Independent
Wednesday, April 20, 1928
Robt. Rathbun Dies in Chico
Robert Packer Rathbun, well known young man of San Rafael, passed away at Chico this morning. He had been ill but a few days with influenza when his death occurred.
Robert Rathbun was the son of Emilie Chapman Ashe and was the husband of Jane Williams Rathbun. He was 35 years of age and a graduate of Yale University.
Rathbun had been working as an engineer for the state highway commission out of t he Chico office, and the news of his death comes as a distinct shock to his many friends in this section.
He was a member of the Yale Club of New York, prominent in the American Legion and an officer in the naval reserve. During the late war he acquitted himself with honor as an officer in the navy.
Funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved mother and wife.
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