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Elijah Thornton Robinson  



The above photo is c. 1929 and Elijah Robinson is standing in front of the mill.


Elijah Thornton Robinson
Birth: Sep., 1857 Jennings County Indiana
Death: Dec. 12, 1929 Culver Marshall County Indiana A
Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
son of - Elisha J. Robinson & Priscilla Doughty Robinson (1832 - 1864)

1919 - Nov 5 - Harry Menser has sold his hour in the Zechiel addition to E. T. Robinson, who will move into town and occupyi it in a few weeks. Consideration $1,500

E. T. Robinson Dies of Heart Failure Suddenly
    Stricken while reading a paper Thursday evenig, Deceber 12, Elijah T. Robinson died within a few minutes of heart failure. He was 73 years of age.

    The attack was wholly unexpected as Mr. Robinson had been able to work and was up town that afternoon. The family had lived in Culver for many years and Mr. Robinson was well known. The community joins in expressing its sympathy to the breaved family over their sudden loss.

    Mrs Robinson is survived by his widow and four children: Milton and Harold of South Bend; Mrs. Edgar Fenimore of Findlay, O. and Mrs. Edgar Shaw of Culver.

    Funeral services were held Sunda at 2:00 p.m. in the Grave Reformed church, Rev. C. A. Lang officiating.

    Internment was in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. - Citizen - 18 Dec 1929, Wed Page 8

    Obituary

    Elijah Thornton Robinson was born in Jennings county, Indiana October 26m 1856 and suddenly passed to hois eternal rest on Thursday December 12, 1929, aged 73 years 1 month and 16 days.

    On November 16, 1879 the deceased was united in marriage to Rebecca E. Voreis at Marmont, Indiana, now Culver by the Rev. Hiram Overmyer. The this union there were born 3 sons and four daughtes, one son and two daughtes preceded the father if death.

    About thirty years ago the deceased united with the Christain Church and remained a member of that church until his death. With the exception of 19 years spent at Rochester his whole married life was spent in and about Culver. He was a loyal companion, a good father and a firiedly neighbor.

    There remained to miss this helpful fellowship the bereaved wide, two daughtes and two sons: Mrs Fern Fenimore, Findley, O.; Mrs Zetta Shaw, Culver; Milton and Harold, of South Bend. One brother Horace, of Peru, one hald-brother Edward of Greensburg, other relatives and many friends. -- Citizen - -18 Dec 1929, Wed Page 7


married Rebecca E. Voreis Birth: Oct. 22, 1860 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Oct. 25, 1959 Argos Marshall County Indiana daughter of WIlliam Voreis & Maria Dunfee Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana dau. of William D. Vories and Maria

Rebecca Robinson DIes Sunday In Her 100th Year
    Saw Culver Grow From Crossroads

    Mrs Rebecca Elizabeth Robinson, Cuvler's oldest resident, alson celebrated her 99th birthday just last Thursday, died early SUnday morning at the Landis Nursing Home in Argos where she had been a patient for three years

    The eldest of the seven children of Mr. and Mrs. William Vories, Mrs. Robinson was born on a famr west of Culver on Oct., 1860 and spent her entire life in this community.

    She was a member of a pioneer family of Hollanders who came from Kentucky to Southern Indiana in the 19th century and to the Culver community some years later.

    At the age of 19 she was married to Elijah Robinson who farmed in Union Township and who preceded her in death in 1929.

    She was a member of the Christain Church at Rochester.

    Loved to Recite Poetry

    Mrs RObinson could rember when culver consisted of one small store and about two or three houses. Her hoddy was poetry and just before her death she could still recite her two favorites, "No Sects in Heaven" and "She's Somebody's Mother Your Know". Her recitations gave the other nursing hom e patients a real "lift".

    On her recent birthday Mrs. RObinson said: "We Used to have a lot of sewing and quilting bees and I guess I did sewing for just about everybody in town. It was a way to be neighborly and get some work done at the same time."

    Three Children survive.

    Surviving are two daughter: Mrs. Fern Fenimore and Mrs. Zetta SHaw, and a son, Harold RObinson, all of Culver. There are 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Church oc Christ with Rev. Dr. Meredith Sprunger of Fort Wayne and Rev. Maynard Tittle of the Culver Bible Church officiating. Burial was at Culver Cemetery. - - Citizen - 28 Oct 1959, Wed Page 4
Name Elijah T Robinson
Age 63
Birth Year abt 1857
Birthplace Indiana
Home in 1920 Union, Marshall, Indiana
House Number X
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Head
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Rebecca E Robinson
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Birthplace Indiana
Able to Speak English Yes
Occupation Laborer
Industry Grocer Mill
Employment Field Wage or Salary
Home Free or Mortgaged Mortgaged

Children: Milton Voreis Robinson (1880 - 1950)

Arthur D Robinson (1882 - 1906)

Bertha A Robinson (1884 - 1898)

Lillian May Robinson (1886 - 1907)

Fern Robinson (1888 - 1965) married Edgar Harry Fenimore 18861957

Zetta A. Robinson (1896 - 1979) married 1917 Edgar Charles Shaw 18951972

Harold Hollis Robinson Birth: Jan. 5, 1902 Fulton County Indiana, Death: Feb., 1960 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married Martha Werner Birth: Jul. 17, 1909 Death: Jan. 3, 1991 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana, married 2) 2) Elia Bob "Steve" Stapan daughter of Howard Luke Werner & Lessie Elizabeth Taylor






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