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Gertrudis Robles Buttner  b: 17 December 1881   d: 10 November 1963
Daughter of Francisco & Rita Luna Robles
From my perspective, Gertrudis, better known
as Tula or Tulita, was the sister of my great
grandfather Miguel.  She was my great-great
aunt.

She married a gentleman by the name of
Harvey Serna Buttner on June 17, 1907.  
They actually married twice.  Once in front of
the Justice of the Peace-who happened to be
Harvey's brother Morris- and once by the
Catholic Church in Douglas, AZ. on July 23
1917.  

Together they had seven children.  Here she
is pictured with her oldest daughter Ida.
There were three more daughters by the
names of Eva, Luisa, and Rosa.  Eva and
Luisa are deceased but, Rosa lives in
Oxnard, CA.  The sons were Oscar and is
Marcus Leopoldo.  He goes by the name of
Leo.  He is alive and living in Oxnard with his
wife Eleanor.
NOTE: Eleanor passed away in
August of 2008.  Oscar is deceased. There
was also a  daughter by the name of Cecilia
who died as an infant.  She was born with a
seriously deformed cleft palette which left her
unable to nurse or take any kind of
nourishment.
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
Photo Courtesy of Harvey Provencio
A few more thoughts about Gertrudis.  The double marriage intrigues me.  Wonder why after ten years
of marriage they would feel the need to be remarried by the Catholic Church.  The first marriage record
indicates that Harvey was 34 and Gertrudis was 27.  She married kind of late in life for the time.  It's
sweet that they did marry twice.  It's sad, however, that Harvey died an untimely death in 1919 just
months before she gave birth to Leo(poldo).  Their family photo above depicts them as a lovely family.

NOTE:  When visiting with Eleanor and Leo in March of 2008, Eleanor who lived with Gertrudis as a
newlywed, mentioned to me that Gertrudis had told her that she had been married before she married
Harvey.  Eleanor could only recall that the man's name was Antonio and that Gertrudis had told her that
he had died.  In July of 2008 while researching at the Family History Center in Santa Monica, CA I came
across a microfilm from the late 1800's that showed a Gertrudis Robles that had married an Antonio
Osuna in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.  Have yet to locate the actual document.

Gertrudis has been described as very tall (around 5'8"), of medium build, black hair and blue eyes.  The
height and blue eyes are Robles traits of their generation.  But she also had another Robles  trait that
extends to the current generation......large hands.  It's true.  Check out the photos of various Robles'.

Gertrudis died  in November of 1963 in Pirtleville, AZ.. There she is buried in the Robles family section
of Sacred Heart Cemetery located in Pirtleville off the East side of  Hwy 191.