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Date: 9/22/2004 at 13:07:24

Biography reproduced from page 391 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

J. W. Robinson, one of the prominent business men of Algona, was born Aug. 7, 1841, in New Hampshire. His parents, Frederick and Philena Robinson, were natives of New Hampshire. J. W. Robinson grew to manhood in his native State, receiving an academical education, also graduated at a business college in Boston. In 1862, he enlisted in company A, 11th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded in the right arm at the battle of Fredericksburg, sent to a hospital at Washington, from there to Portsmouth Grove, R. I., where he staid five months. He then joined his regiment at Knoxville and was soon after sent to the army of the Potomac under Gen. Grant, participating in all the engagements, till the surrender of Gen. Lee; he was also at the Grand Review in Washington. After his discharge from the service, he returned to New Hampshire. In 1870 he came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, and has since followed the hardware business. In 1874 he married Antoinette Veazey. They have three children—Howard V., Abra L. and Norman W. Mr. Robinson is an honorable member of the Masonic fraternity, Prudence Lodge, No. 205. His wife died Nov. 10, 1882.


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