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Edward J. Robinson 1879-1913


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/4/2010 at 16:28:44

Edward Robinson Dead
Fred A. Robinson was called to Tonopah, Nevada, last Saturday by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his twin brother, Edward Robinson. He started on the evening train for that city but had been gone but a day when a telegram was received stating that his brother had passed from this life. This latter telegram was received long before Fred had had time to reach the bedside of his dying brother.

Edward had been seriously sick with typhoid pneumonia for the past five weeks but it was thought his condition was improving until very recently. Edward left here about twelve years ago for the west and has not been here but once since. He was an excellent young man and very energetic and bright. He concluded that the west was the place to make his fortune and he has stuck to his belief.

He leaves a wife and four children and a mother and four brothers and one sister to mourn his death. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 29, 1913)

Edward Robinson Dies of Typhoid Fever
Edward Robinson, twin brother of Assistant Postmaster Fred A. Robinson, and a brother of I. J. Robinson and Mrs. W. E. Bradley, of this city, died at his home in Tonopah, Nevada, Sunday, October 26th, of typhoid fever.

Fred Robinson received word of his brotherís dangerous illness Saturday and left at once for his bedside.

Deceased lived in this community until about eleven years ago, when he moved west. He was a very worthy and highly respected citizen. He was thirty-four years of age.

Mr. Robinson has decided to bring the body of his brother here for burial. He is expected to reach here in time for funeral and burial Saturday afternoon. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 29, 1913)

Edward J. Robinson
We pause again in the midst of the many calls of life to pay our last respects to the departure from this life of a young man in the full bloom of manhood.

Edward J. Robinson was born on July 30, 1879, at Clear Lake, Iowa. In early life he moved with his parents to Estherville in the year 1890. He graduated from the high school in this city in 1898. Soon after he graduated he went to St. Louis, Missouri, and remained but a short time when he went to South Africa and enlisted in the English army in the Boer war. In four months his faithfulness to duty won for him the stripes of a corporal and a little later he received the second stripe, that of sergeant. He was discharged with honor and has a creditable record as a soldier. When the war closed he returned to Estherville but it was only for a short time when he went west to California and took up his residence for a few years, from this place he moved to Nevada where he made his home in Tonopah. On February 15th, 1906, he was married to Miss Christie Shumway, of Alamo, Nevada. Four children were born to this union. About six weeks ago he was stricken with typhoid and was soon taken to the hospital where very soon the dreaded disease caused stupor on the brain and much of the five weeks remaining he was unconscious. He seemed to be a great sufferer but patient and simply waited the end. The friends among whom he passed away were many and the evidence of their kindness was very clear to the one who went to see his dying brother. However, before the brother arrived, he passed away without any message for the loved ones. On Monday morning 10:00 a.m., October 27th he was called from out this mortal to the immortal. The flowers were profuse and beautiful. He leaves to mourn his early departure a wife and four children, a mother, one sister and four bothers.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of the sister, Mrs. W. E. Bradley on east Main street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. G. F. Whitfield assisted by Rev. R. C. Mitchell. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, November 5, 1913)

A Token of Respect
Fellow workmen for the Transfer Company, by whom Edward Robinson was employed at Tonopah, Nev., sent $25.00 with which to buy flowers for his funeral, held here Sunday afternoon. Mr. Robinson was well thought of by his employers and every employee of the transfer company seemed to be his friend. This handsome floral offering was certainly evidence of true friendship and a consolation to his relatives here to know that he had many friends in the town where he had resided but four years. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, November 4, 1913)


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