My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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Background:
David Dodge West
Argentine, Kansas 1897-98
Argentine, Kansas
Hulda Nichols (seated), Sarah Ellyn Engel,
George Engel and Marie Crawford    1898
Dorothy Lee Lange, Louis Skidmore Lange Jr. and
Elsie Naomie Lange        1898
L-R Front: (Seated in the wagon) George David Engel, David Dodge West and Robert Kanute Headburg
Rear in the grass: Alameda Mariposa "Posa" West and Elvina (Elva) O. Headburg. Photo taken about 1901  
Robert Kanute Headburg was born December 05, 1892 to Robert C. and Charlotte (Johanson) Headburg in
Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas. He worked as a
clerk in the Swift slaughterhouse shortly after high
school and later around
1915, took up the construction trade as a carpenter with the firm, Roberts & Shaefer
and was working in Las Vegas, New Mexico
. He met Hilda Davis Moore  who was born July 17, 1894 to Berry D
and Katherine (Hill) Moore in Rockingham County, Virginia and
they were married in 1921. Moving to Somerville,
Middlesex, Massachusetts he landed a job as a construction foreman
with the same firm he started with.
Robert and Hilda moved to Roanoke, Virginia sometime around
1934 where Robert remained a foreman with the
c
onstruction firm of Roberts & Shaefer, who were headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Hilda Davis (Moore) Headburg died
February 09, 1971 and is buried in Sherwood Burial Park, Salem, Virginia.
Robert Kanute Headburg died
October 25, 1971 and is buried in Sherwood Burial Park, Salem, Virginia.