Minnie Belle (Waters) Robb Hesla was born on April 26, 1868, in Rose Hill, Mahaska County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Evaline (Jarvis) and Samuel Bert “Doc” Waters.
She married James Robb (1861-1888) on September 23, 1886, in Oskaloosa, Manaska County, Iowa. He died shortly after their marriage, leaving her with a young son, Charles Fremont Robb (1888-1972), who later served as Mayor of Prescott, Arizona from 1933 to1937. On March 5, 1892, she married Olaf Andrew Hesla (1868-1957), an optometrist and jeweler, in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.Read More