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 Hannah Ann <I>Hootman</I> Robison

Hannah Ann Hootman Robison

Kilbourn, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Death 13 Jan 1930 (aged 76)
Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section 4 Row 10
Memorial ID 103787805 · View Source
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Birmingham (IA) newspaper
Abt. 23 January 1930

Mrs. Isaiah ROBISON

Hannah Ann HOOTMAN was the sixth child of Christopher and Almira DWYER HOOTMAN (sic. Christopher and Elmyra HOOTMAN; her maiden name a/k/a DWYER or DYRE) and was born on the old home farm near Kilbourne on April 11, 1853. She has witnessed the changes of seventy-six years, nine months, and two days, having passed away Jan. 13, 1930.

On July 31, 1871 she was married to Isaiah ROBISON and this loving union of more than fifty-five years was terminated by the death of Mr. ROBISON in February, 1927. Through his lingering illness she nursed him with tenderness and patience and has mourned his loss since his departure. They were the parents of three children, two of whom died in infancy. One daughter, Mayme lived to the age of 14 years and her passing away left her parents desolate.

Mrs. ROBISON was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church until her removal to Birmingham twenty-two years ago, transferring her membership to this church. She was devotedly attached to the church, and was a constant attendant. She will be greatly missed. She loved the Bible, it was her daily companion.

Mrs. ROBISON was a woman of strong personality, strong to her faith. Inflexible in her belief. She had decided opinion and vigorously supported them. She was thrifty and industrious to a marked degree, and in earlier years when her strength permitted she was widely known for her abundant hospitality. In her failing strength she realized she was not able to keep up her home and with characteristic vigor, she dismantled it, preferring, she said to herself dispose of the things that she had cared for thru many years.

In October her nephew, Gordon BURGUM of Washburn, N, Dak., came to take her to his home, and from that time until the end she was cared for in his family. The immediate cause of death was paralysis, she having suffered a stroke about ten days before death came. Everything was done that mortal hands could do, but her advanced age prevented recovery.

She has gone to meet the many loved ones who had passed on.

Her parents, five brothers and sisters, one half brother and one half sister, her husband and their three children had preceded her in death. Only one half brother, Oscar HOOTMAN of Eldon, and all her immediate family survives her. Other relatives, neighbors and hosts of friends will badly miss her.

The night comes down and mountain peaks
Are lost to view, the grassy slope;
Yet, at the darkest, memory speaks
The lovely prophecy of hope;
No peaks at midnight we discern,
But they return.

The night comes down, but labor on,
Despair not, yield not, netther change,
Tomorrow morn again she dawn
Will light the unalterable range
Of God's high hills with truth's great light.

The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon the 16th, at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Peter Bock, of Earlham, Iowa, assisted by Rev. H. C. Irvine and Rev. Leslie BURGUM, a nephew. The Williams quartet sang three songs that had been selected, as well as the quartet, by Mrs. ROBISON previous to her death. Interment in Maple Hill cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 103787805
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Ann Hootman Robison (11 Apr 1853–13 Jan 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103787805, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard K Thompson (contributor 46900770) .