Robert M. Range

Born: Feb 13, 1847
Loc: Crawford Co. PA
Died: Apr 11, 1901
Loc: Lincolnville, Bloomfield Twp.
Crawford Co. PA
Bur: LeBoeuf Cemetery,
 LeBoeuf Twp. Erie Co. PA
Gravestone Photo
Occupation:  Justice of the Peace
Father: James Lea Range
Mother: Jane Montgomery McKay
Married: Mar 19, 1871
Spouse: Josephine Teeple
Children:  Wayne L. /Mark B
A staunch Republican and an active worker in the party, prominently identified with the politics of Crawford County. Served as Justice of the Peace, County appraiser of Merchandise and was a member of the United Brethren Church.        
HON. ROBERT M. RANGE, farmer, P.O. Lincolnville, was born in Rockdale Township, this county, February 13, 1847, a descendant of John Range, one of the Aides-de-Camp of Gen. Wolfe at Quebec, also a First Lieutenant during the Revolutionary war, and an uncle to President John Tyler, and whose son, our subject’s grandfather, also a John Range, cousin of President Tyler, was a soldier during the war of 1812, and with whom he graduated at Baltimore, Md. —the first frontier settler of Forest County, Penn. He was father of James L. Range, who was born in Venango, Penn. Married Jane McKay, of Erie County, by whom he had eleven children, Robert M. being the sixth. He died August 24, 1880; his widow now lives at Dayton, Washington Territory. Our subject was married March 19, 1871, to Josephine Teeple, who has borne him one son— Wayne L. Mr. Range is a Republican in politics; he was appointed County Appraiser of Merchandise in 1878; was an officer in the House of Representatives during the Legislative session of 1881; acted as President of the Oil Creek Valley Agricultural Association—1882— 83— and is now the Crawford County member of the Republican State Central Committee. Although yet a young man, Mr. Range is rapidly pushing his way to the front as a representative of the intelligence and enterprise of Crawford County.
Brown, Robert C., History of Crawford County, (Part 5), pp. 791-800.
1850 Census:  Randolph Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1860 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1870 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1880 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1900 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
Obituary: Robert M. Range
R. M. Range, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen, of Bloomfield township, died Thursday, April 11th, at 2 a.m., at his home near Lincolnville, aged 54 years. Death was caused by paralysis of the brain, resulting from the effects of a severe attack of the grip. Mr. Range attended the inauguration at Washington, not being well at the time and had been very ill ever since. Deceased was widely known as a progressive farmer and was prominently identified with the politics of Crawford county. He was a staunch Republican and an active worker in the party. Mr. Range was a justice of the peace and at one time was a candidate for the nomination for Assembly on the Republican ticket. He was a member of the United Brethren church and of the I.O.O.F. Deceased is survived by a wife and two sons, Wayne and Mark, the former being employed in Colorado. Two sisters live in Oregon, one in Idaho, and another, Mrs. Thomas Persons, in Bloomfield. One brother, W. F. Range, is the post master at Lincolnville, and another, Senator Joseph Range, of Oregon, was with him at the last. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday, conducted by Lincolnville Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which deceased was a member, the sermon being delivered by Rev. E. E. Amy. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in that section.
The Crawford Journal, Meadville, Pennsylvania Thursday April 18, 1901 Page 2 column 4