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Birmingham farmer, 65, dies in tractor......


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Date: 9/12/2023 at 08:51:29

Wed 13 May 1987

Birmingham farmer, 65, dies in tractor mishap near home

BIRMINGHAM - James I. Robinson, 65, Route 1, Birmingham, died early Tuesday of injuries received in a tractor accident near his home two miles southeast of Birmingham.

Robinson was driving a tractor pulling a scoop bucket, when the scoop apparently caught on a tree stump, overturning the tractor and pinning Robinson underneath.

Robinson had left his house, 300 yards from the accident scene, early that morning. When he did not return for coffee as he usually did, Daryl Breuklander, who was married to a granddaughter of Robinson's, went to look for him and found him under the tractor.

Robinson's brother, Herschel Breuklander, and others were able to pull the tractor off Robinson, but resuscitation efforts by Birmingham and Stockport First Responders and a Van Buren County ambulance crew were unsuccessful.

Services for Robinson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Raymond Funeral Home, Fairfield, with the Rev. Bob Patterson officiating. Additional services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Walker Church with burial in Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield, Mo. The Rev. Kevin Eskew will officiate. The family will receive friends from 8 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robinson was born May 1, 1922 at Corning, Ark., the son of George and Minnie Dell Robinson. He grew up in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and lived in St. Louis until moving to Keosauqua in 1951. He married Ida Mc Roy Dec. 26, 1944 at Bloomfield, Mo. They moved to Douds, then to Libertyville in 1959, where they lived until moving to Birmingham in 1979. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked at Dexter Company from 1952 until retiring in 1964.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Janet Hart, Jesup; Linda Gibson, Birmingham; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Fred, Sacramento, Calif.; John, Ottumwa; Herschel, Birmingham; Arlie, Douds; four sisters, Edna Mayes, Daisie Hodapp, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Goldie De Boeuf, St. Francisville, Ill.; Panzie Wilkerson, East St. Louis, Ill.; his mother, Minnie White, Poplar Bluff.

Source: "Scrapbook 1986 - 1988", Pg. 388,
Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA


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