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Delaware County, Iowa


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Edgar Robison


Honey Creek Twp.


     Edgar Robison, of Honey Creek township, was born upon the farm which he now owns and occupies, his natal day being March 11, 1874. His father, John Robison, was a native of Indiana and in the '50s removed westward to Iowa. Having arrived at years of maturity, he wedded Martha J. Gibson, a native of Illinois, and for many years they were residents of Delaware county, where their last days were spent, his demise occurring June 30, 1903, and hers August 19, 1910. Mr. Robison was a pioneer settler of both Indiana and Iowa and after coming to this state took an active and helpful part in promoting the work of general progress and improvement. To him and his wife were born four children, of whom two are yet living, the eldest being William, of St. Paul, Minnesota. The two youngest are deceased.
    Edgar Robison, who was the second in order of birth, had the usual experiences of the farm lad who is reared in a good home where wise parents recognize the value of careful training in fitting the youth for the duties and responsibilities of later life. He supplemented a public school course by study in a business college and afterward gave his attention to farm work, continuing to assist his parents until they were called from this life. He then purchased the old homestead, comprising one hundred and sixty acres on section 23 and eighty acres on section 26, Honey Creek township. He has since carried on the further improvement of the place, upon which are now seen fine buildings both commodious and substantial. These are surrounded by highly cultivated fields, and in his pastures are found good grades of stock, for he carries on stock raising in connection with general farming. There is a beautiful evergreen grove on the farm which was set out by John Robison and which is one of the finest in the township.
     On the 22d of April, 1896, Mr. Robison was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Wells, of Greeley, Iowa, a daughter of H. G. and Catherine (Pelleymounter) Wells, the former a native of Illinois and the latter of England. They came to Iowa at an early day and remained residents of Delaware county until their life's labors were ended. Mr. Wells was a soldier in the Civil war and his military record was a most creditable one. Mrs. Robison was an only child and by her marriage she has become the mother of five children: Ruby R., who was born July 30, 1897, and is now attending the high school; Blanche M., who was born May 6, 1903; John H., November 18, 1904; Howard M., November 30,1905; and Clair W., born September 21, 1908.
    Mr. Robison exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the republican party and, while never an office seeker, keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day. Fraternally he is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America, and both he and his wife hold membership in the Christian church, to the teachings of which they are loyal adherents. Both are representatives of old pioneer families of the county and are widely and favorably known.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 373-374.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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