Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Peter Robidoux.

Peter Robidoux.

Birth: Mar. 23, 1850, Saint-Remi, Quebec, Canada.
Death: Oct. 9, 1927, Wallace County, Kansas.

Peter Robidoux came to Kansas in 1868. He became a pioneer merchant in Wallace, and later a ranchman.

Wife: Alice Cecilia Barry Robidoux (1865 - 1942).

Children: Aline Mary Robidoux Madigan (1885 - 1954), Peter James Robidoux (1890 - 1923), Ramona Hortense Robidoux Bowman (1895 - 1980), Louis William Robidoux (1899 - 1974).

Burial: Wallace Township Cemetery Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas.

Peter Robidoux's store, Wallace. For many years, while the Union Pacific was building through western Kansas and Fort Wallace was active, Robidoux did a booming business. However, his trade declined, and one day in the 1890's after he had failed to sell a single item, he locked his doors and never reopened them. Approximately $20,000 worth of merchandise was left to rot on the shelves.

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