Concordia in Cloud County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock
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 Work • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 39° 34.473′ N, 97° 39.68′ W. Marker is in Concordia, Kansas, in Cloud CountyTouch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); National Orphan Train Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Grand Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Cloud County War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Manny Hagaman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Davies-Crook American Legion Post 76 War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concordia.
Also see . . .
1. National Orphan Train Complex. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Orphan Trains. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A History of the Orphan Trains. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.