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Concordia in Cloud County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock

 
 
Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
1. Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock Marker
Inscription.  
This clock donated by Robert Francis (M) Summers II on June 11, 2005 in memory of his father Robert Francis (Miles) Summers Born March 9, 1891 St. Ann's Hospital, NY, NY. In 1895 (est.), he rode an Orphan Train secured by the NY Foundling Hospital to Lexington, Mo. and was taken by the Summers Family who sent Robert to school and loved him as their own.

Approximately 1904, Robert and his family moved to Chickasha, Ok. Indian Territory, where he grew into adulthood and, in 1925, married Effie Mae Dillard. Their son and only child was 9 months old when Robert died Oct. 15, 1927. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Ok.

The above information was obtained only with the help of Mary Ellen Johnson, Founder of OTHSA, Inc.
 
Erected by Robert Summers II and Supporters.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1891.
 
Location. 39° 34.473′ N, 97° 39.68′ W. Marker is in Concordia, Kansas, in Cloud County
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. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street. Clock and marker are adjacent to the former Union Pacific Railroad passenger depot, part of the National Orphan Train Complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Washington Street, Concordia KS 66901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Reed Duckett Morgan (here, next to this marker); Robert Frances (Miles) Summers (a few steps from this marker); Union Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard Reed Dowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the National Orphan Train Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); James Reed Elliot (within shouting distance of this marker); William Sidney Emay (within shouting distance of this marker); To All Our Fallen Heroes, Thank You. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concordia.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Orphan Trains. PBS "American Experience" entry. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. A History of the Orphan Trains. Kansas Collection article. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
2. Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock and Marker
Summers Memorial Clock at Train Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
3. Summers Memorial Clock at Train Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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