Charles L. Robinson was a native of Fortville, IN and was born on January 1, 1855 to Francis H. and Rebecca Jane Robinson. C.L. Robinson developed businesses in ice and coal in Fairmont, WV. He bought the ice plant of W.H. Palmer of Winchester in 1901 to take advantage of the growing apple industry in Frederick County. He rebuilt the plant in 1902, and in 1905 erected the first apple cold storage plant. He later built another ice and cold storage plant in Charles Town, WV in 1908 and acquired the Berryville Ice and Refrigerating Co. in 1917. He died on April 1, 1922 at his residence in 118 North Market St., the same street of his first Winchester ice plant, after suffering from a long, terminal illness.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: "Death Calls C.L. Robinson to Rest After Long Illness," Winchester Evening Star, April 3, 1922
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