Date of Death: 11 October 1887
Subject: Julius (or Jule) C. Robidoux
Source: St. Joseph Daily Gazette, 12 October 1887, p. 4
Julius C. Robidoux, a well known resident of this city and grandson of the founder of St. Joseph, dropped dead at the Union depot yesterday morning about 8 o'clock, the immediate cause being heart disease. He was intending to go to Kansas City and ran some distance to catch the train. When he reached the baggage room at the depot he sat down on a truck saying "I have walked too fast." Officer Smith assisted him to the Union Depot Hotel, and he sat down in the office having taken off his coat. Major Laughlin went after some brandy, but when he returned Mr. Robidoux had fainted. Officer Smith assisted him to rise and then left him to obtain a carriage to send him home. When he returned, Mr. Robidoux was dead. Coroner Stringfellow was notified but no inquest was held.
The body was removed to Heaton's undertaking establishment, and from thence to his residence, 1009 Frederick avenue. Mr. Robidoux was 48 years of age, and was a painter by occupation. He was the sole support of his mother, with whom he resided. He had been in business in Kansas City for some time, but returned to this city on account of his health. His brother Louis is engaged in business in Kansas City, and Mr. Robidoux expected to form a co-partnership with him next month. The funeral will occur to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock from the cathedral to the Catholic cemetery.