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George Rowan Robinson
Birth: Sep. 14, 1866
Webster Groves
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul., 1929

Business Magnate. Mr. Robinson was one of the founders of the Ralston Purina Company. He was also a former manager of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He got his start into the business world at the age of fourteen when he obtained employment with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Four years later, he spent his summer working for the Antiers Hotel in Colorado Springs. He then worked for the Clark and Stuyvesant Grocery Company for the next two years. After that, he worked for Meyer's Feed Mill for two years and saw a future in the feed business in 1888 when he became the vice president of the Andrews and Robinson Forage Company.In 1893 he, along with William Danforth, organized the Ralston-Danforth Commission Company, forerunner of the Ralston Purina Company. When the company was reorganized he became president, but later served as the vice president.He was widely interested in musical affairs of St. Louis and from 1925 to 1927 served as manager of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. An amateur musician, he was an active director in the Municipal Opera Association. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Rowan Robinson (1826 - 1901)
  Anne Randolph Page Andrews Robinson (1837 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Elsie Hewlett Robinson (1886 - 1946)
 
 Siblings:
  Jane Stuart Robinson Nelson (1857 - 1924)*
  Anne Page Robinson Edgar (1860 - 1949)*
  George Rowan Robinson (1866 - 1929)
  Angelica Lockwood Robinson Jenkins (1869 - 1959)*
  Page Andrews Robinson (1871 - 1943)*
  Archie F. Robinson (1877 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Kirkwood
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section F Block 48 Lot 683 Grave 2
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Nov 08, 2005
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George Rowan Robinson
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
George Rowan Robinson
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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