Robert William Levitt 1846 - 1911

BIRTH NAME: Robert William Levitt
BIRTH:      1846
FATHER:     Abraham Levitt 1801-1870
MOTHER:     Magdalena Kuhns 1824-1915

SIBLINGS:   Emily Levitt      b.1845 abt
            Elizabeth Levitt  b.1853
            Thomas Levitt     b.1854
            Hannah Levitt     b.1856
            James Levitt      b.1859
            Mary Levitt       b.1859
            Clara Levitt      b.1861
            Flora Levitt      b.1861
            Hallie Levitt     b.1863
MARRIAGE:   1868 03 03 Perry Co, Ohio
SPOUSE:     Cecelia Cooper
              [F=Isaac Cooper, M=Rachel Boor]

CHILDREN:   Rachel Levitt     b.1872 Somerset, OH
            Mary Levitt       b.1874 Somerset, OH
            Margaret Levitt   b.1877 Somerset, OH 
            Wheeler A Levitt  b.1880 Somerset, OH
            Frances Levitt    b.1888 Somerset, OH

VOCATION:   Hardware Merchant
MILITARY:   US Civil War - Union side
RELIGION:   Lutheran
DEATH:      1911 09 17 Columbus, Ohio

Robert William Levitt
Cecelia Cooper Levitt
Wife of Robt Wm Levitt

   About Robert

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

Name: Robert Leavitt 
Side: Union  
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio  
Regiment Name: 32w Ohio Infantry  
Regiment Name Expanded: 32nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry  
Company: K  
Rank In: Private  
Rank In Expanded: Private  
Rank Out: Corporal  
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal  
Film Number: M552 roll 63  
Author notes: Robert was born in 1846. The Civil War was underway fifteen years after his birth. He was a lad aged only fifteen through nineteen during the course of his military service. In the photo, which appears to be an ambrotype on glass, he was probably seventeen tp eighteen years old.

US Census 1880

1880 United States Federal Census 
Name: Robert Leavitt 
Home in 1880: Somerset, Perry, Ohio 
Age: 33 
Estimated birth year: abt 1847 
Birthplace: Ohio 
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head) 
Spouse's name: Cecelia 
Father's birthplace: England 
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania 
Neighbors: View others on page  
Occupation: Salesman 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Household Members:
Robert Leavitt 33  
Cecelia Leavitt 29  
Rachael Leavitt 9  
Mary Leavitt 6  
Margary Leavitt 3  

US Census 1900

1900 United States Federal Census 

Name: Robert Levitt 
Home in 1900: Somerset, Perry, Ohio 
Age: 58  
Estimated birth year: abt 1842  
Birthplace: Ohio  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's name: Celia 
Race: White  
Occupation: View image 
Neighbors: View others on page  
Household Members: Name Age 
Robert Levitt 58  
Celia Levitt 48  
Wheeler Levitt 19  
Frances Levitt 11 

US Census 1910

1910 United States Federal Census 

Name: Robert W Lewitt
[Robert W Leartt]  
Age in 1910: 63 
Estimated birth year: abt 1847 
Birthplace: Ohio 
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Father's Birth Place: England  
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania  
Spouse's name: Cecelia C 
Home in 1910: Reading, Perry, Ohio 
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White 
Gender: Male  
Neighbors: View others on page  
Household Members: Name Age 
Robert W Lewitt 63  
Cecelia C Lewitt 58  
Wheeler G Lewitt 29  
Frances R Lewitt 22 

US Census 1920

1920 United States Federal Census 

Name: Cecelia R Levitt  [Robert deceased 1911]
Home in 1920: Columbus Ward 13, Franklin, Ohio 
Age: 68 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1852 [abt 1855]  
Birthplace: Ohio 
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law  
Father's Birth Place: Ohio  
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio  
Marital Status: Widow  
Race: White 
Sex: Female 
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 354  
Household Members: Name Age 
William E Lawwill 32  
Frances L Lawwill 32  
Cecelia R Levitt 68

Ohio Death Index

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   Name                 Place of Death:                                  No.  No.
                        City         County       Date                   Vol. File
   Levitt, Robert W ... Columbus ... Franklin ... September 17, 1911 ... 646  45,010


Robert W Levitt, son of Abraham and Magdalena Levitt, was born in Somerset, Ohio, 13 October 1846, and died in Columbus, Ohio, 17 September, aged 64 years, 11 months and 4 days.

Besides his aged mother, he leaves a devoted wife, one son, four daughters, two sisters and many other friends to mourn their loss.

During the Civil War he enlisted in Co. G. 31st O.V.I., and served until the close of the conflict. He bore the reputation of being a good and faithful soldier in all his duties.

The most of his life was spent in Somerset where he was a familiar figure. But as a traveling man for many years, he made a wide acquaintance over the state and formed many warm friendships. He was active and energetic in all his undertakins, and pushed his affairs with great vifor. Being an extensive reader, his mind was stored with a large fund of knowledge, that was used to (illegible) in the affairs of life.

He was not only kind and tender in his family, but had a thought for those about him and was always ready to help those in need.

His last illness was of almost two years' duration, yet he accepted his afflictions with patience and never murmured. His only anxiety seemed to be in regard to his family, that they might be properly provided for. He will be missed, and for years to come his name will be mentioned yet we believe only with respect and honor, which he possessed to a large extent while in life.

Author notes: the above obituary is copied from the family tree work of Yvonne Sickles who made attribution saying it was in the possession of Michael O'Neill. There is indication of the name of the publication which carried it in its pages.

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