Robinson, Robert (1840-1921)

Family

Robert was born on 19 November 1840 at Lelley, Yorkshire, to father Martin, a farmer of 10 acres (1851), and Ann.

Robert worked as a miller before entering the ministry (1861).

The family emigrated to USA circa 1872. The 1880 census return records Robert as a doctor at Magnolia, Putnam, Illinois. Records in the USA name him Ethelfred Robert Robinson. He trained at Bennett Medical College, Chicago, qualifying in 1878.

He married Jane Widdows (1842-1912)  in late 1864 in the Stratford upon Avon Registration District, Warwickshire. Census returns identify nine children.

  • John Martin (b1865)  – a farm labourer (1900)          
  • Reuben Widdows (1867-1937) – a printer (1910)               
  • Sarah Ann Ellen (1868-1938) – married John Fred Thompson, a printer (1910), in 1894      
  • Henrietta Jane (1870-1871)      
  • Felix Robert (1872-1949) – a farmer (1930)
  • Henrietta Orcilla (1875-1950) – a school teacher (1900)
  • Roberta Jane (1877-1961) – married William Poole in 1918
  • Henry Ethelfred (1879-1978) – a merchant (1917)
  • Blanche May (1883-1972) – married Edgar Harper Gardner, a hardware merchant (1930), in 1903

Robert died on 14 August 1921 at Pueblo, Colorado.

Circuits

  • 1862 Buckingham
  • 1863 Stratford
  • 1864 Ulverstone
  • 1866 Barrow in Furness
  • 1867 disappears
  • 1867-72 Dalton in Furness – Congregational minister

References

Surman Index id:23260

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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