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Samuel Benton Robison
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1854
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1943

Illness Fatal to S. B. Robison, 89

Death claimed Samuel B. Robison, 89, Sandersville's oldest citizen, Monday night, at Rawlings Sanitarium, following an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Robison contracted pneumonia a number of weeks ago, and had recovered sufficiently to be removed to his home, when he suffered a relapse from which he failed to rally.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of the Sandersville Funeral Home, and interment was in the old city cemetery. Conducting the services were the Rev. Carey T.Vanzant, Pastor of the Baptist church, and the Rev. W. H. Moore, pastor of the Methodist church [Methodist Pastor is William Harry Moore, and he was blind].

Born in Columbus, Mr. Robison came to Washington county when he was a boy 14 years old, to live with his uncle, General Sam Robison. He attended preparatory school at old Mt. Zion, near Sparta, and afterwards attended the University of Georgia, at Athens, and Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.

Mr. Robison conducted an insurance business here for many years, and at one time operated a soft drink bottling plant at Warrenton. He also served as postmaster of Sandersville for a number of years. He was a member of the Episcopal church.

Mr. Robison was named by the Governor of Georgia to manage the exhibit from Georgia at the Jamestown exposition, Jamestown, Va., in 1907, where he was interviewed by hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States and foreign countries.

Mr. Robison was married in 1882 to Miss Clemmie Estelle Ainsworth who died 23 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Walsh of Atlanta, and Mrs. James Armstrong of New York City.

Active pall bearers were Chas. E. Parker, E. Pierce Wood, Frank Wilk, Julian R. Evans, L. F. Scarborough, H. H. Newman, and H. S. Woodall. In the honorary escort were Thomas W. Hardwick; Jno. R. Irwin, Clinton C. Adams, A. R. Wright, Newman Wood, E. H. Sullivan, Cecil Hermann, Herbert Hermann, Edward Averett, Dr. E. G. Newsome, F. B. Rawlings, and T. A. Wicker.

Sandersville Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

The Sandersville Progress, June or July 1943, Courtesy Joy Pendry

Headstone image courtesy Joy Pendry 
Family links: 
  Clemmie Estelle Ainsworth Robison (1861 - 1920)
  Mary Emma Robison Walsh*
  Lena Robison Armstrong (1885 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Old City Cemetery
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Lot 25
Created by: David Lander
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
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Samuel Benton Robison
Added by: David Lander
Samuel Benton Robison
Added by: David Lander
Samuel Benton Robison
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 Added: Feb. 6, 2011

 Added: Feb. 6, 2011
You are not forgotten. Husband of, Clemmie Estelle AINSWORTH and David Henry LANDER are 1st cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors are Gabriel Wallace STUBBS C.S.A. and Grace N. COLLINS.
- David Lander
 Added: Feb. 19, 2010

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