Robert J. Lydic
Robert Johnston Lydic was born to Robert L. and Anna M. Lydic on October 21, 1879, at Cherry Tree, Indiana County, Pennsylvania and departed this life on August 6, 1969, at Hastings, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 16 days. His early childhood was spent in the beautiful wooded foothills of the Allegheny mountains in western Pennsyslvania.
At the age of nine years he moved with his parents and family to a homestead 9½ miles south of Farnam, where he grew to manhood, suffered the loss of his father in death at the age of 13, and shared the hardships and privations of pioneer life in company with his family and neighbors as did all the early settlers who drew their nourishment from the soil.
When he became an adult he acquired a farm of his own 8 miles south of Farnam and established a home to which he brought his bride, Lula E. Aylsworth, after their marriage on September 19, 1905. To this union four chldren were born, and on this farm all grew to adulthood.
He is preceeded in death by his father and mother, two brothers, James K. Lydic and Edward W. Lydic; three sisters, Luella Rice, Bessie L. Stevenson and Herriet A. Ross; one sister who died in infancy; his beloved wife, Lula E. Lydic and one granddaughter, Bernice Lydic Courtney.
He leaves to mourn his passing two sons, Frank A. Lydic and R. Wray Lydic; two daughters, Alverda L. Hamm and Anna M. Peterman, eight grandchildren, six grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and kind neighbors and friends.
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