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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.
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.
 
Location. 39° 34.473′ N, 97° 39.68′ W. Marker is in Concordia, Kansas, in Cloud County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Clock and marker are adjacent to the former Union Pacific Railroad passenger
Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
2. Robert Francis Summers Memorial Clock and Marker
depot, part of the National Orphan Train Complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Washington Street, Concordia KS 66901, United States of America.
 
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. 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.)
 
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Summers Memorial Clock at Train Station image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2011
3. Summers Memorial Clock at Train Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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