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Courtesy of Susan Norris, August 17, 2004


[Note: the older generation retained the name Robson, while the children of Robert and Jeanette adopted Robinson]
submitted by Susan Norris, August 17, 2004

Feb. 11, 1917 (date handwritten)

(Lake Delaware Correspondent)

Mrs. Jane Robson, widow of the late John Robson, died of bronchitis last Sunday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Cowan, at New Kingston. Mrs. Robson was 87 years of age and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Davidson, or Rock Rift; seven children, Robert, of Bovina; James, of Lake Delaware; John, of Arena; Peter, of Bovina Center, and Mrs. Edward Ruff, of Weaver Hollow, and Mrs. Cowan, of New Kingston; twenty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, in New Kingston, Wednesday.


Mrs. Robert Robinson of Bovina Center died at her home on Coulter Brook Friday evening, May 13th, (1932), after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held from her late home Monday afternoon at two-thirty, Rev. McClellan officiating, assisted by the Rev. Spear of the Reformed Church. The bearers were R. E. Thomson, Frank Coulter, Gaylord Hafele, Norton Forest, Emil Snyder and Cecil Russell, all neighbors of the deceased. Among the many beautiful floral offerings were wreaths from the Dairymen's League, American Plastic Co.; also many bouquets from those living at a distance who showed their respect in this matter to a kindly and respected friend who had passed on.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Jeanette Silver, was born in the town of Middletown March 24th, 1854, her entire life being spent in Delaware County. On November 12th, 1878, she was united in marriage with Robert Robinson of Andes, nine children blessing this union, six of whom now survive: Mrs. J. Houck Freemyer of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. E. C. Doonan of Stamford, N.Y.; Mrs. L.E. More of Hamden; H. G. Robinson of Mexico, N.Y.; H.E. Robinson of Bainbridge and Mrs. John Armstrong of Bovina Center, and four grandchildren; also three sisters and two brothers survive. The sympathy of the community is with the bereaved husband, who deeply mourns the loss of a faithful companion and loving wife.

ROBERT ROBSON [paper dated Friday, July 20, 1945]

Delhi - Last rites for Robert Robson, 88, a life-long resident of Delaware county, will be conducted today at 2 p. m. at the McNair funeral home, Andes. Rev. W. Wade Miller, pastor of the Bovina Center United Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in Bovina Cemetery.

Mr. Robson died Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Armstrong, Delhi. He had been ill seven months.

Born at Andes Jan. 15, 1857, Mr. Robson was a son of John and Jean (Seth) Robson, and Nov. 12, 1879, at Margaretville, he married Miss Jeanette Silver of Andes. She died in 1932.

He was a farmer all of his active life, operating a farm at Kortright and Bovina. He gave up his farm following the death of his wife and since then had made his home with Mrs. Armstrong. They moved here from Bovina three years ago.

Surviving are two sons: Harold, Bainbridge, and Harry, Mexico; four daughters Mrs. Bertha Fremyer, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Carl Doonan, Red Hook, Mrs. Leslie More, Franklin, and Mrs. Armstrong; a sister, Mrs. Edward Cowan, Andes; a brother, John Robson, Binghamton; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Funeral services for Harry G. Robinson, 59, of Lincoln avenue who died Friday morning after an illness of two months, was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the family home, the Rev. Merle O. Brown, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Bovina Center Cemetery.

For the last 21 years, Mr. Robinson had been supervisor of the dry milk operations of Dairymen's League plants. He was born in Arena, Delaware County, N.Y., Mar. 26, 1891, a son of the late Robert and Jeanette Silver Robinson. He was a member of the Methodist church. In 1915 he married Miss Mary Thompson of Bovina Center, Delaware county, where they made their home until 21 years ago when they took up their residence in Mexico.

Surviving besides his widow, are one daughter, Miss Jeanette Robinson; one brother, Harold Robinson of Bainbridge, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. E.C. Doonan of Red Hook, N.Y., Mrs. Bertha J. Freemyer of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. John Armstrong of Delhi, N.Y., and Mrs. Elizabeth More of Franklin, N.Y.; two nephews and one niece.


Article from newspaper headed "A Golden Wedding Jubilee"

"Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robinson Honored on Fiftieth Anniversary

On Tuesday, November 12, at the home of L.E. More, Hamden, a golden jubilee was held, it being the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Robinson of Bovina.

All of the children and grandchildren were present with the exception of Mr. and Mrs. J. Houck Freemyer and daughters of Detroit. A bountiful dinner was served. Fifty dollars in gold was given by the children. After many interesting events were recalled by the bride and groom of yesteryear, the family was photographed by Harold McMurdy of Delhi.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were married at New Kingston, November 12, 1879, by the Rev. A. W. McGibbon, a noted divine of that period.

The children present were Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Robinson and daughter, Jean, of Mexico, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson of Bainbridge, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong and son, Lynn, of Bovina Center; Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Doonan of Stamford, N.Y.; John Robinson of Bovina Center.

In the evening about 80 of the friends and relatives gathered at the home on Coulter Brook where an old fashioned sing, games, and reminiscences of fifty years ago were much enjoyed, a bountiful lunch served, and with the felicitations of the many friends and relatives ringing in their ears the bride and groom of half a century were left alone with their memories."

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