James B. Robinson
ROBINSON, SMITH, BENNETT
Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/2/2001 at 13:56:23
From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties – 1890
JAMES B. ROBINSON
James B. Robinson, an undertaker and dealer in furniture, of Milton, claims the honor of being
a native of Van Buren County. He was born in Winchester, Union Township, on December 2,
1855, and is the son of John A, and Ella J. Smith Robinson, worthy pioneers of the county.
Our subject received a liberal education in his youth, his literary training being received in
Keosauqua High School and at the Birmingham Academy. He then ventured upon the study of
medicine, and took two courses at the Keokuk Medical College, but not finding the profession
to his taste, he did not complete the course of study. He established his present business in
Milton in 1888, and is the proprietor of the only undertaking and furniture establishment in the
city. He has built up a good trade and is doing a successful business. In politics he is a
supporter of Republican principles, but has never sought or desired the honors or emolument
of public office.
On January 11, 1888, Mr. Robinson led to the alter Miss Ida Bennett, the union being
celebrated in Milton. She was a daughter of Benjamin Bennett, and her birth occurred in
Keosauqua, where her parents were early settlers. She died April 13, 1890, leaving one child,
a son Mark Leonard, who was born September 23, 1888.
I am not related, and am posting this biography for those who may find this person in their family history.
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