|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1861|
|Death: ||May 8, 1954|
Sabine Index May 15, 1954
Funeral services were held Monday morning for Daniel Andrew Robinson at St. John's Catholic Church, where a requiem mass was sung for the repose of the soul. Rev. M. R. Gremillion was celebrant of the requiem mass.
Monsignor John Vandegaer, a native of Many, and a near friend of the family, now pastor of Holy Trinity Church of Shreveport, delivered the sermon. St. John's choir sang the requiem mass. Monsignor Vandegaer rendered a most beautiful solo in Gregorian chant.
Surviving are 11 children, six sons, Will, Coda, Paul and Simon of Many; Roy of Houston, and Rolla of Fisher; five daughters, Mrs. Perlie Springer, Mrs. Leattie Davis, and Mrs. Agnes Schroder of Many, Mrs. Mary Winbery of
Houston, Mrs. Beatrice Ashley of Beaumont, 24 grandchildren, 47 great-grand-children, and three great-great-grand -children, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were J. J. Blake, J. B. Vandegaer, Mack Abington, T. M. Phillips, Norman Curtis, and Cleve Hubley. Honorary pallbearers were all friends of the family. Interment was in St. John's cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.
Mr. Robinson, who would have been 93 years of age on June 14, passed away Saturday at 3:15 p.m. at the family residence after an illness of about six months. Uncle Dan, as he was known by his many friends, was born June 14, 1861, in Natchitoches parish. At the age of two years, his father passed away, leaving him, his mother, one sister, one half-brother, and one half-sister.
The early years of his life were spent attending the short terms of yearly school and helping to provide for the family. At the age of 10 years, he was known to have driven two yoke of oxen from his home to Cloutiersville to dispose of farm products to provide for a livelihood for his family.
Nov. 13, 1884, Mr. Robinson was married to Melissa Caledonia Taylor, There were 11 children born to their union. During his boyhood days, and early married life, his only means of attending church was to go by wagon to Cloutierville. As the family increased, this became very difficult. He then consulted the priest about coming to his home to say mass, which he did a number of times. Soon, this became more or less inconvenient, so Mr.
Robinson, himself, financed and erected a small Catholic church in which services were held once a month by the priest from Bayou Pierre. His oldest grandson was baptised in this little church.
School Facilities were not like he wished them to be, so he decided to move his family to Many. On Jan. 15, 1907, he, his wife, their nine children and his mother, departed from this old homestead, arriving in Many two days later, where he settled on the place that he had purchased from Sheriff W. T. Cranford. Here, two of his 11 children were born.
His first few years in Many, were spent in farming and cattle raising. As his cattle industry began to grow, he purchased two other farms, now known as the Adam Key Brahaman Ranch and the Floyd Alford Stock Farm.
Mr. Robinson was a very active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and had a great interest in the welfare of St. John's School, where each of the 11 children completed their grammar and high school education.
The love and esteem was attested by the profuse floral offerings. Mr. Robinson will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Those from out-of-town attending the funeral were:
Monsignor John C. Vandegaer of Shreveport; Mr. and Mrs. Rurel Boswell and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Key of Natchitoches; Mrs. Ida Turner and Mrs. Lettie Flynn of Provencal; Mr. and Mrs. Doss Key, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Mathis and children, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Creech and Mrs. L. C. Ashley of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Springer and children of Pollock; Mrs. Geneva Mayeux of Alexandria; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Taylor and mother of Center, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Davis and children of Freeport, Texas; Andrew Davis of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ross and family, Mrs. Bill Trosclair, Mr. Bennie Robinson and Francis Robinson of Beaumont; Roland Robinson of Baton Rouge; Mrs. C. A. Quillen and Jane, Miss Jamye Foley, Miss Maggie Kay, Mr. A. R. Poland, Mr. H. C. Rosenberger, Mr. R. M. Tanehill and Mr. R. S. Salter, Mrs. E. Campbell and Mrs. Elton Anderson of Fisher.
Father: Rolan Robinson
Mother: Bridget Delia Day b: 14 FEB 1823 in Ireland.
Bridget Delia Day Robinson (1823 - 1909)
Melissa Caledonia Taylor Robinson (1868 - 1942)*
Perlie Elanore Robinson Springer (1886 - 1963)*
William Roland Robinson (1888 - 1967)*
Marion "Coda" Robinson (1890 - 1973)*
Roy Morris Robinson (1893 - 1980)*
Leattie Eugenia Robinson Davis (1895 - 1991)*
John Rolla Robinson (1898 - 1974)*
Mary Louise Robinson Winbery (1900 - 1968)*
Simon Leo Robinson (1902 - 1974)*
Paul Lawrence Robinson (1905 - 1987)*
Mazy "Agnes" Robinson Schroeder (1908 - 1990)*
Beatrice Gertrude Robinson Ashley (1912 - 1989)*
Mary Lyons Dowden (1844 - 1916)*
John William Tobin (1851 - 1916)*
Daniel Andrew Robinson (1861 - 1954)
Sacred to the memory of
DANIEL ANDREW ROBINSON
MELISSA CALLIE ROBINSON
Born June 14, 1861
Died may 8, 1954
He died as he lived - A Christian
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Row 18, Number 17
Maintained by: Greg de Valcourt
Originally Created by: Duffie and Kathy
Record added: Mar 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107546650