James W. Robinson Obituary

Clark County Clipper, January 16, 1908

J. W. Robison Dead.

James W. Robison died at his home in this city, Monday evening, January 13, 1908, after an illness of several months with Bright's disease.

Deceased was an honored citizen, having been elected register of deeds one term and county treasurer two terms.  He was rather eccentric and his correct age seems to be unknown here, although he was evidently between 60 and 70 years old.  He was never married so far as is known here.  He was one of the pioneers of the county, having located at Clark City, in 1884, then a town about three miles northwest of Ashland, but afterwards was moved down here.  He proved up on a claim near Letitia, and was one of the promoters of that village during the boom times.  He was an honest, upright citizen and had no enemies.

Mrs. Fredonia Bandy, of Dudley, Ills., and Mr. Morris Robison, of Shelbyville, Ills., sister and nephew of the deceased, arrived in the city last evening.  A short funeral service, conducted by the ministers of the three churches, was held at the home last evening and this morning the sister and nephew left for Windsor, Ills., with the remains where they will be laid to rest.  The deceased leaves four sisters and two brothers.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 16, 1005.

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