was born on 17 February 1885. He was the son of David Dellinger
and Leah Fake
. He married Myrtle M. Clemens
at Hellam Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
, on 30 June 1907. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
. Robert died on 15 February 1921 at Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
, at age 35. He was New Tag Obituary from a 15 Feb. 1921 York newspaper:
"FALLING TREE KILLS LOWER WINDSOR MAN
Robert Dellinger Fatally Injured When Struck On Head By Branch
SKULL WAS FRACTURED
East Prospect, Feb. 15 - Robert Dellinger, a prominent farmer of Lower Windsor township, living near Craleyville, and overseer of the Red Lion grange Patron of Husbandry was fatally injured this morning when he was truck on the top of the head by a big limb of a tree sustaining two fractures of the skull. He died this evening at 3 o'clock at his home between Craleyville and Marqaretta Furnace. He was 35 years old.
Wth his partner, Victor Resline, Mr. Dellinger went this morning to the woods in Cook's Hollow to cut wood. At 9 o'clock Mr. Dellinger had completed the falling of a large oak. As the tree fell it crashed against another, breaking off an eight inch limb. This in its fall, landed on the top of Mr. Dellinger's head.
He was knocked to the ground in a semi-conscious condition. Mr. Resline, who was in another part of the woods at the time, did not reach the spot until a half hour after the tree had been cut down. When he did so, he discovered Mr. Dellinger lying on the ground. He was still partly conscious.
Mr. Dellinger was removed to his home losing consciousness shortly after arriving there. Dr. N. Allen Overmiller, East Prospect, was summoned and attended him.
Mr. Dellinger is survived by his wife and two children, the oldest, six years, and the youngest three years. Also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Dellinger, this place: the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Perry Koons, York; Miss Mary Dellinger, York, and his granfather, John Dellinger, 95 years old, living with his son, David, this place."
"DELLINGER - On Tuesday, February 15, 1921, at 5:30 p.m. at his home in Lower Windsor township, Robert Ellwood Dellinger, aged 35 years, 11 months and 28 days.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, Saturday, February 19, at 10 a.m. at the house. Further services in Craley United Evangelical church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery."
On 15 February 1921 at York Co., Pennsylvania
. His body was interred in February 1921 at Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
, at St. Paul's Church Cemetery. Funeral notice of a 21 February 1921 York newspaper:
"The funeral of Robert Dellinger, near Craleyville, who was accidentally killed on last Wednesday while engage in cutting down trees in the woods of Samuel Mundis, which was held Saturday morning at the Craleyville United Evangelical church of which he was a member. The funeral was one of the most largely attended ever held in that vicinity, there being a large number of people who were unable to get into the church. More time was consumed in the viewing of the corpse than the remaindere of the service. Rev. George Albright, pastor of the Princess Street United Evangelical church, York, officiated, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. F.G. Rohrbaugh, who was unable to take charge owing to sickness. The pallbearers, Ivan May, Reuben Keller, Jacob Kauffman, and Robert Gilbert, were all members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at East Prospect, of which the deceased was a member."
Funeral notice from another newspaper:
"ROBERT DELLINGER'S FUNERAL
Craley, Feb. 20 - The funeral of Robert Elwood Dellinger, who died of a fractured skull on February 15, was held from his home at Craley, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Services were conducted by Rev. G.S. Albright, York, in Craley United Evangelical church. Interment was made in Craley cemetery. Members of Winona lodge o. 944, I.O.O.F. of Red Lion, acted as pallbearers. Red Lion grange Patrons of Husbandry attended in a body. The funeral was largely attended, the church filled to overflowing."