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John R Robinson
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1864
Ontario, Canada
Death: May 3, 1954
Wexford County
Michigan, USA

1954 May 03 - Wexford County - John R Robinson was Sunday born Sunday 14 Aug 1864 in Ontario to Levi & Agnes (Pollock) Robinson. It is said that he came to Michigan at the age of 7. During his youth he farmed, worked on logging jobs and operated a country store. He was well known as a hunter and trapper and had packed a gun almost every year since he was old enough to carry a weapon. He spent the summer and fall months in Seney in the Upper Peninsula and the winter months he spent in Cherry Grove Twp. It is in the northern country where he gained the name 'Old Bear Hunter' after killing 17 bear in hunting and trapping. During deer season he never failed to bring home his buck. He immigrated to the US in 1865 and was naturalized in 1875. He married Della Nelson Tuesday 09 Nov 1886 in Cherry Grove Twp. After his divorce he married Eliza Boshaw Thursday 15 Dec 1904 in Cherry Grove Twp. He was a farmer.

John R Robinson died Thursday 03 May 1954 in Cherry Grove Twp. Survivors included 2 sons, Thomas Franklin Robinson and James Robinson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza 15 Nov 1945, and his ex-wife, Della Kinney 08 Feb 1908.

Burial was in Section 4, Lot 26 in Cherry Grove Township Cemetery in Cadillac.

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Children -
Henry Robinson b 6-2-1888
Rosie Robinson b 5-5-1890
Thomas Franklin Robinson
Albert Robinson, Feb 1894 - married Pearl Liskey 5-6-1920, North Branch, MI
Albert Robinson - SS Death record b 2-13-1894 d Oct 1963, Michigan
Daysie Robinson b 3-25-1897
James Robinson
Gracie Robinson b 7-30-1901
Beatrice Robinson b 4-2-1903 - married George W Newton, 9-4-1920, Cadillac, Wexford County, MI; 1930 Census they lived in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, with 7 children.
SS Death record - George Newton b 3-31-1898 d May 1986, Fl zip 33595, Valrico, Florida; SS Death Record - Beatrice Newton b 4-2-1903 d 3-14-1988 Fl zip 33595, Valrico, Fl

1900 Census, Cherry Grove Twp, Wexford County, MI
John Robinson 8/1866 Can
Della 12/1870 Mi
Henry 6/1888
Rosa 4/1890
Thomas 2/1892
Albert 2/1894
Dory 3/1897
James 7/1899

After John & Della divorced Della married 2) Charles Kinney 2-2-1905 in Boon, Wexford County, MI. He was b 1860 Buffalo, NY s/o Ella Hayden & Peter Kinney

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John married 2) Eliza Boshaw 12-15-1904 in Cherry Grove Twp, Wexford County, MI. Shows his parents as Agnes Pollock & Levi Robinson. She was d/o Peter Boshaw.

1910 Census, Cherry Grove, Wexford County, MI
John Robertson 47
Eliza 33 (2nd wife)
Children all by 1st wife Della:
Thomas 18
Albert 16
Daisy 13
James 11
Grace 9
Betrice 6

1920 Census, Wexford County, MI
John Robinson 57 Can
Elisa 40
Tom 27
Albert 25
Jim 20

1930 Census, Cherry Grove, Wexford County, MI
John Robinson 69 Can
Eliza 50 Mi
Family links: 
  Della Nelson Kinney (1870 - 1908)
  Eliza Boshaw Robinson (1877 - 1945)*
  Henry Robinson (1888 - 1970)*
  Rose Robinson Castle (1890 - 1930)*
  Thomas Franklin Robinson (1892 - 1986)*
  Daisy Agnes Robinson Mc Juater (1898 - 1923)*
  James Robinson (1899 - 1986)*
  Beatrice Robinson Koontz (1903 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Cherry Grove Cemetery
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 26
Maintained by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Originally Created by: E. Boerma
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33752394
John R Robinson
Added by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
John R Robinson
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Grandpa John was known as "the great bear hunter of Cherry Grove"
- Lori
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012

- Sue Fitzpatrick
 Added: Dec. 24, 2009

- E. Boerma
 Added: Feb. 11, 2009

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