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Lucy A. Miller Robinson 1869-1921

ROBINSON, MILLER, NANCE, WILLIAMS, CLAY, MERRIFIELD, CLARKE, SHANNON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/14/2010 at 22:21:17

Mrs. Jas. Robinson Died at Her Home Last Monday Morn
Pioneer Colored Lady of This City Had Many Friends in The City

Mrs. James Robinson died at her home on north Fourth street last Monday [September 19, 1921] morning after an illness extending over a period of nine months. Last January she was stricken with paralysis from which she never recovered. Mrs. Robinson was a pioneer colored lady of this city coming here in 1896 with her husband and family. During her years of residence here she won the respect and esteem of her neighbors by her splendid womanly character and Christian life. Her death is sincerely mourned by all who knew her.

Lucy Miller was born in Howard county, Missouri on February 15th, 1869. She grew to young womanhood in that vicinity and on March 3, 1886 was united in marriage to James Robinson in Sheridan county, Missouri. To this union twelve children were born, four of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are: Mrs. Stella [Nance] Williams of this city, Mrs. Mary Clay of Peoria, Illinois, Mrs. Christina Merrifield of Greenville, Illinois, Miss Olive of this city, Mrs. Florence Clarke of this city, Miss Dorothy, Claus, and Winifred also at home. Two half brothers John and Green Shannon are also left to mourn her loss. Her sister preceded her to the better land some time ago.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at two, Rev. J. Arthur Hurley in charge. Burial will be made in the West Side Cemetery. Mrs. Robinson was converted to the Baptist faith some thirty years ago and lived a conscientious Christian life. Hers was a model life which many do well to pattern after. During her illness and long confinement she was never heard to complain, her faith in the future being unshaken to the end. She was a good woman and will be sorely missed from the home circle. The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 21, 1921)


 

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