Robert D. Postle
|Posted 2018-09-14 by Judy Wight Branson|
|The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona|
Wednesday, December 6, 1939, section 2, page 7, column 3
Chino Valley Native Dies
Prescott, Dec. 5 - Robert D. Postle, 71 years old, one of the first
white children born in Yavapai county, died this morning in his ranch
home where he was born and reared.
He was born on the ranch, the original site of Fort Whipple Army post
here, in 1868 and throughout his life was prominent as a rancher in the
Chino Valley district and in community activities.
Fort Whipple was established in 1864 on what now is the Postle ranch
property, but was moved to its present location several years later,
when Prescott became the capital of Arizona.
After this transfer, a subpost known as Fort Clark, in honor of the
first surveyor general of Arizona and New Mexico, was established on
the property and existed as such when Mr. Postle was born there.
He is survived by a son, J. W. Postle of Oakland Calif., a sister,
Alice Pemberton of Chino Valley, and a half-brother, Tod Rees, a Chino
The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, December 7, 1939, page 1, column 1
Funeral Services Set For Yavapai Pioneer
Prescott, Dec. 6 - Funeral services for Robert D. Postle, 71 years old,
a native of Yavapai county who died in his ranch home in Chino Valley
yesterday, will be held here at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Postle was said to be one of the first white children born in Yavapai
county and was a member of a widely known pioneer family of this
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