WALLIS, Judge R. H. "Bob"
Le Grand Advocate, August 6, 1937
JUDGE WALLIS ANSWERS LAST CALL
Judge in Le Grand District For
Many Years Past
The many friends of Judge R. H. "Bob" Wallis were grieved to learn of his
death at his home here early Wednesday morning he had been boarding for some
time with his daughter Mrs. Wilburt McMaster and when he did not appear for
breakfast in the morning and for some time later, she went to his home where
he lived alone and found him . He had been suffering from heart trouble for
sometime and evidently had an attack as he was dressing in the morning,
falling to the floor.
Judge Wallis was 78 years of age. He was born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin
October 14, 1858 but had lived in California more than fifty years, much of
that time in this section. For many years he farmed east of Le Grand. For the
past several terms he has served this township as Justice of the pace.
In 1893 he married Rosamond Dickinson of this town and they made their home on
his ranch. Two children were born to them, Rose and Sam. In 1897, when Rose
was a small baby, Mrs. Wallis' death occurred. He never remarried, Mrs. Wallis
was a sister of the late Fannie Jones.
The familiar face of the Judge will be sorely missed on the streets of Le
Grand, for he was loved for his kindness and generosity by old and young
Surviving are his son J. S. Wallis of Oakland and daughter Mrs. Wilburt
McMaster of Le Grand; brothers John Wallis of Mineral Point and Charles Wallis
of Victor, Colorado; sisters Mrs. S. W. Salmon of Mineral Point and Mrs. H. H.
Whitney of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a sister-in-law Mrs. Emily Wallis of Oakland;
six grandchildren Bobby, Marylou and Dorothy Ann McMaster, Mrs. Stanley Jansen
Norman and Warren Wallis.
Funeral services are to be conducted this afternoon, Friday at the Welch and
Griffin funeral home in Merced. Burial will be at the Plainsburg cemetery.
Contributed by; Carol Lackey