Joseph Hancock Robison

Joseph Hancock Robison

Deseret, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 19 Apr 1951 (aged 83)
Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Logandale, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Plot 14-G
Memorial ID 30971096 · View Source
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Son of Benjamin Hancock Robison and Susannah Turner

Married Nellie E. Hinckley, 17 Dec 1890, Manti, Sanpete, Utah

Children - Lois Robison; Ira Lucian Robison; Joseph Benjamin Robison; David Nephi Robison; Juanita Robison

As a small boy Joseph moved with the family to Fillmore, Millard, Utah, where he grew to manhood. His father passed away when Joseph was only thirteen years old, and he, being the oldest son, had the responsibility of assisting his mother with the care and support of his seven brothers and sisters.

Four sons and four daughters were born to Joseph and Nellie over a period of twenty-three years. About 1900 they moved to Provo, Utah, and nine years later in January 1908, they moved to Moapa Valley settling at Logan. This move to Nevada was not supposed to be a permanent one. The two youngest children, both girls, were born in Nevada. Life in the Moapa Valley was anything but easy. They settled on land had formerly been held by the Logans.

On January 1 came the famous flood of 1910, as it has always been designated. The rains in the northern part of the county fell on heavy snowfall and melted the snow quickly. All that melted had but one outlet, and that was Meadow Valley Wash. It almost washed the Moapa Valley into the Colorado River. Crops were washed out and deep gullies were cut through the farm. The financial loss was so great to Joseph that recovery was almost impossible. Then again in 1914 the valley was plagued by another severe flood. After that, flood control programs were started and a flood channel constructed.

In 1916 the Robison family moved to Jarbidge, Elko, Nevada, where Joseph Robison operated a freight outfit of teams and wagons. Jarbidge was a rich, booming mining camp and the freight route operated north to Rogerson, Idaho. then south to Elko and Deeth, Nevada, each place being around seventy-five miles from Jarbidge. It was a hard way to make a livelihood, as the winter seasons were long and severe.

After two years of this the Robison family returned to Logandale where they again settled down-and this time it was permanently. Farming was the predominant activity of the valley, and the Robisons engaged in many phases of farming. They located on a different piece of farmland which they purchased.

Joseph passed away in a Henderson, Nevada, hospital. His wife lived eleven years longer. Three of their children passed away in childhood, the other five grew up in Logandale.

"100 Years on the Muddy", pages 222-223.


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