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 Sarah <I>Robinson, Hart</I> Ginter

Sarah Robinson, Hart Ginter

Normanby, Grey County, Ontario, Canada
Death 21 Jan 1934 (aged 77)
Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Burial Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Plot G-77
Memorial ID 87990042 · View Source
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NOTE: Biography/timeline under construction {updated 07.24.2013} by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 2nd Great-Granddaughter of Sarah Robinson and John A. Hart. Please retain original photo, source, and bio/timeline credits if copied; comments or corrections can be made using the "edit" tab above; thank you.
Sarah Robinson was born 13 May 1856 in Normanby, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada, the fourth child/third daughter of nine children born to Benjamin Robinson (II) and Ann(a) J. Ball. Both of her parents were from Ireland; in source documents, two of her siblings list Armagh, Ireland as their parent's birthplace; this would be County Armagh, Ireland (still researching if this also means Armagh city).

Sarah was only 8 years old when her mother Ann Ball Robinson died in 1864 in Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario. Her father married widower Agnes Ann Banks, Carleton in Normanby, Grey Co., Ontario on 20 Nov 1865 and they had two more children, who died young.

Sarah's siblings:
1-Ann Jane Robinson (1852–1862)
2-Benjamin Robinson III (1853–1922) m. Agnes Gordon, 3 ch.
3-Elizabeth Robinson (1854–aft. Jan. 1934) m. 1st James Dickey, 2 ch.; m. 2nd James Kerr. She was listed as a surviving sister, abt. 80, in Sarah's obituary (Jan. 1934)
4-Mary Robinson (1859–1948) m. Henry C. Bascom, 1 ch.
5-James Wilson Robinson (1861–1902) m. Elizabeth Ann Sandburne (Sanburn), 8 ch.
6-Samuel Robinson (1862–1901) m. Adah L Quantz, 4 ch.
7-Elizabeth Robinson (1863–?) last record I have is 1871 Canada Census, abt. 8 yrs. old
8-David William Robinson (1864–1916) m. Emma Bertha Quade, 4 ch. He arrived in the U.S. in 1882 (Source: 1900 US Census) and migrated west, first to Minneapolis, MN, then Seattle, WA, and finally to San Francisco, CA.

Sarah's 1/2-siblings, who both died young of diptheria within six days of each other in Porter, Grey Co., Ontario: Jonathan Robinson (1868–1879); Agnes Robinson (1871–1879).

On 31 Aug 1875, at the age of 19, Sarah married John A. Hart of Greenock, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario; they married in Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario. Their first child, William Henry Hart, was b. 1876, Riversdale, Greenock, Bruce, Ontario; second, Mary Ann/Marion b. 1878 in Kincardine, Bruce, Ontario. By 01 Jun 1880, the family had removed to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., USA and their third and last child, George Isaac Hart was born there 19 Jun 1880, two weeks after the Census.

John & Sarah were pioneer settlers of DeTour Village, where they resided outside of town in the Hart Settlement named for John (and probably his brother George who arrived about 4 years later). Hart Settlement was later renamed Schlesser for it's first Postmaster there, and John was appointed U.S. Postmaster in January 1899 and his son William Henry replaced him after his death later that year.

Sarah lost her husband John on 09 Sep 1899, just four months after the wedding of their firstborn, William Henry. Eight short weeks after John's death, Sarah married John's brother, George Hart on 31 Oct 1899 in Sault Ste. Marie. They had no children together, but he was a widower and she helped raise his youngest three children in DeTour, Chippewa, Mich.

When George died in DeTour in Nov. 1914, she lived alone, except for a servant, Robert Willier, about her age, who appears in the 1920 US Census with Sarah.

On 31 Mar 1921, Sarah married Patrick A. Ginter (Genter)* in the Sault, where she lived out her remaining days until her death there in 1934.

*Marriage certificate for Sarah and Patrick ( states "Genter" as last name; Sarah's headstone shows "Ginter."

Bio created: 04.02.2012 {revised 05.05.2013; 07.10.2014} by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, great-great-granddaughter. Please retain original credits (photos, documents, sources, bio/timeline), if copied. Thank you.

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  • Created by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre
  • Added: 2 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87990042
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Robinson, Hart Ginter (13 May 1856–21 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87990042, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Debra (Hart) Blackgrave Tyre (contributor 47702154) .