Robinson, George 1843 – 1929

George Robinson, a farmer and fruit raiser, of Troy Township, came to Wood county in 1870 from England, his native land. He was born in 1843, in Cambridgeshire, and is a son of Nathaniel and Martha (Wright) Robinson, who were the parents of six children, five still living. In order of birth they are as follows: Charles; George, of this sketch; Mrs. Sabina Gatson, of England; Lizzie, deceased; and Henry and Mrs. Salena Howard, also of England. The father was born in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, followed gardening as a means of livelihood, and died in his native land in 1880. The mother still survives, and has never left England. She had a brother, George Wright, who came to Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1853, and the following year located on the farm where our subject now resides. There his death occurred, in 1879, and his wife died in 1887, at the same place.

Mr. Robinson, of this review, received the benefit of a common-school education in his native land, and was otherwise fitted for the battle of life. At Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, in 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Whetstone, a native of Cambridgeshire, and a daughter of James and Frances (Moxon) Whetstone. Her parents, who were also born in Cambridgeshire, crossed the Atlantic in 1871, locating on a farm in Des Plaines Township, Cook Co., Ill., but in 1895 removed to Minnesota, where they now reside.

In 1870 Mr. Robinson emigrated to the New World, locating first in Perrysburg, where he worked for some time, but in 1884 removed to his present farm, where he owns thirty-three acres of lime-stone land. Seven children came to bless the union of our subject and his wife, but Charles died in November, 1879, at the age of twenty-seven months. Those living are: Emily Jane; Nathan George; Lizzie, wife of Hiram Cabel, of Lime City, Ohio; James; Salena; and George.

He gives special attention to fruit culture, and his products find a ready sale in the market. He is not an active politician, but, as his sentiments and beliefs dictate, votes

with the Republican party. His wife is a sincere and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


 “Wood county Ohio, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1897”