Isaac E Robinson
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Date: 4/21/2010 at 15:29:45
Isaac E Robinson was not only a successful agricultrist of Greene county but there is also honor due him for his long and faithful service in the Civl war. In his farming he always followed progressive and up to date methods and established valuable agricultural standards in this state.
Mr Robinson was born near Utica, New York, October 11, 1836, a son of E and Catherine (Bushman) Robinson, natives of New York. The father, who was also a farmer, decided upon a settlement in the middle west, where he expected to find better opportunities for advancement. He therefore made his way to Illinois, going to that state in the early days of its history and entering land in Carroll county, to the cultivation of which he devoted the remainder of his days. He was successful in his chosen occupation and esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He died in 1884 and was survived by his widow for two years, the mother passing away in 1886.
Isaac E Robinson was reared on the home farm and received his education in the schools of Illinois. In September 1861, his partiotism prompted him to enlist in Company B, Seventh Illinois Cavalry, and for three years he served on the battlefields of the south during the greatest civil war in our history. He performed his duties faithfully and gallantly defended the Union. After his term of enlistment had expired he was honorably discharge and returned to Illinois, in which state he farmed until 1884, when he removed to Greene county, Iowa aquiring land which he operated until his death. His demise occurred May 30, 1904, when he was nearing his sixty-eighth birthday. He always followed the most approved methods of farming and was industrious and tireless in his efforts to transform the wild prairie land into rich, bearing fields. His buildings were in the best of repair and modern machinery was installed upon his farm to increase the yeild of his acres.
On September 3, 1874, Mr Robinson was united in marriage to Miss Flora Davis, a daughter of Isaac and Catherine (Hallet) Davis, natives of Wayne county, New York. Her father was a stonemason by trade and in 1855 took up his residence in Illinois, where he continued in this occupation until his death, January 5, 1881. His widow survived him until Febrary 27, 1897. Mr and Mrs Robinson had eight chldren: Ella, who married William Tilley of Incline, this state, Pearl the wfie of T C McWhinney of Odell, Iowa, Leonard a farmer in South Dakota, Marion who conducts a blacksmith shop at Boone, Lillian whos husband W H Fister, farms in Sough Dakota, Myra the wife of Guy Hoover, of Boone, Iowa, Isaac L a coal miner residing in Boone, and Leroy G who passed away September 15, 1881.
After Mr Robinson's death his widow made her home with her children for some time but two yeas ago she came to Ogden, where she bought a handsome home about a block from the main street. She has won many friends in this city, who esteem her for her kindness of heart and high qualities of character. She is a member of the Christian church.
1914 Boone County History Book
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