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Delaware County, Iowa


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Alexander Robinson


Adams Township


        Alexander Robinson, a worthy representative of a prominent pioneer family of Delaware county, has been actively identified with general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career, owning an excellent farm on section 8, Adams township. He is energetic and successful and enjoys an enviable reputation as a substantial and esteemed citizen of the community. His birth occurred in Silver Creek, this county, on the 9th of October, 1866, his parents being James and Mary Ann (Gregg) Robinson, both of whom were natives of Ireland, the former born January 29, 1822, and the latter December 25, 1837. James Robinson crossed the Atlantic to the United States in 1844, when a young man of twenty two years, settling first in Pennsylvania. The year 1852 witnessed his arrival in Delaware county, Iowa, and here he wedded Mary Ann Gregg on the 25th of January, 1854.
       Alexander Robinson acquired his education in Epworth Seminary and after putting aside his text books turned his attention to the pursuits of farming and stock raising, which have claimed his time and energies continuously since. He owns a valuable farm lying a mile and a half north of Robinson and in its operation has won a most gratifying measure of success. At Robinson he is connected with a lumber business which is a profitable and growing enterprise.
       At Silver Creek, on the 23d of July, 1890, Mr. Robinson was united in marriage to Miss Eva A. Falconer, a daughter of Charles L. and Rebecca Falconer. They now have three children, namely: Mollie A., Rebecca and Bertha. In religious faith the family are Methodists. In the community where Mr. Robinson has always resided his life has commanded the respect and esteem of all who have come in contact with him and his success has placed him in the front ranks of progressive agriculturists.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 210-211. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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