Robert P. Aitken
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|Robert P. Aitken|
January 1, 1865
Perth, New York
Flint Township, Michigan
|Spouse(s)||Sarah J. Aitken (née Johnstone)|
|Relations||David D. Aitken, son|
|Profession||Farmer, Township Supervisor, Insurance company secretary|
Robert P. Aitken (1819–1873) was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Michigan from 1865–1868, as well as a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War, a township supervisor, a fire insurance company secretary, and a farmer.
He was born in what is now Perth, New York to William Aitken and Helen Aitken (née Chalmers) and raised as an Episcopalian and remained a devout follower for his entire life. He was the fifth of six children. As a teenager he worked in his uncle William Hinton's office.
He died in 1873 of unknown causes. He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Flint, next to his wife and children.
Aitken's 1843 Greek Revival/Italianate style farmhouse at 1110 N. Linden Rd. in Flint Township, Michigan was added to The National Register of Historic Places as an example of high-quality 19th century architecture on November 26, 1982. It remains a private residence.
- Chapman Bros. (1892). 1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties. pp. 630–636. Retrieved February 21, 2010.
- Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Aikens to Albree". PoliticalGraveyard.com. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
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