Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
J.H. Robinson


  When Mrs. J. H. Robinson returned home Wednesday of last week just after dark, form a visit with her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Lucas, she missed her husband, Captain J. H. Robinson, and upon search of the premises found him lying dead in the chicken coop near the house. He had been left alone during the afternoon, and had been dead a few hours apparently. The discovery was a severe shock to Mrs. Robinson and the neighbors, for Mr. Robinson had been in usual health when she left him. His death is attributed to heart disease, to which he was subject.

  His death removes a familier figure, and one who will be greatly missed. Always cheerful and of a genial disposition he cast a ray of sunshine on all within his circle. He was active in G.A.R. circles and at soldiers reunions, and with his drum and good nature added life and enjoyment to these gatherings.

  John Henry Robinson was born in Cayuga county, New York, Feb. 9, 1843, and died at his home in Gladwin, April 1, 1914. Mr. Robinson lived at home until the Civil war, when he enlisted with the Third New York artillery and served his country three years and six months, receiving an honorable discharge.

  Mr. Robinson was married June 13, 1866 to Miss Emma A. D. Sweet in New York, and lived there until the fall of '82 when he moved with his family to Caro, Mich., and in the spring of 1899 moved to Gladwin, where he has since resided.

  Three children Mrs. R. J. Lucas of Gladwin, Mrs. Charles Sursaw of Rose City and Charles Robinson of Edenville, with Mrs. Robinson and nine grandchildren, remain to mourn their loss.

  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Hayward at his late home Saturday at 10 a.m. and the body was laid to rest by G.A.R. comrades in Highland cemetery. .

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 4/1/1914. Name: J.H Robinson}
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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Civil war
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:4
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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