Shelby  County  Indiana
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Robbins - Robins


The  Kokomo  Tribune
December 20, 1963
Page 14
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DIES  WHEN  TRAIN
        HITS  AUTOMOBILE
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          Shelbyville, Ind.---- Leonard Robbins, 55, Fairland, was injured fatally Thursday as the James Whitcomb Riley passenger train struck his car at a New York Central crossing in Fairland.  Part of the car was carried nearly 200 feet along the track.  Robbins was carried 100 feet and then thrown clear.  He died in Major Hospital in Shelbyville.  Police said the gearshift lever on the car was in reverse, and they believed Robbins had seen the train and was trying to back the car off the crossing.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
November 28, 1914
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NEW  FANCY  SHOP.
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          The Misses Margaret Robins and Florence Hale have opened a fancy shop and will have a space in the Cory furniture store.  The young ladies have a big and beautiful stock of all kinds of fancy work and will make work to order.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., November 3, 1911
Page 1
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WI-HUB MEETS TONIGHT
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          The Wi-Hub Circle will meet tonight with  Mrs.  Hattie  Robbins  and a most enjoyable evening is being planned. Speeches on "Famous Women" and "Some Thought of Reading" will be given by  Mrs.  Lettie  Tatman  and  Dr.  H. C.  Sexton respectively.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911
Page 4   column 2
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NEWS   NOTES
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          Miss Margaret Robins  has returned from Connersville, where she has been for a few days as the guest of her grandmother,  Mrs. Hanson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
1911
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OUR  OLDEST  CITIZEN
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          The editor called at the home of  William Stewart Robbins, Monday afternoon and enjoyed an hour in pleasant conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Robbins and their company.  The children, excepting  Mrs. Alice VanScyoc, who has rheumatism, were present with the grandchildren, and brought well filled baskets and entertained Mr. Robbins and his wife.
          As far as we can learn, Mr. Robbins is the oldest person in town.  He will be eighty-four next April.  He was born in Ashe County, N. C.  He started with his parents at the age of eight and walked to Miltonville, Ohio.  His father was a carpenter and a school teacher and was employed at this town to build a school house and teach school.  They remained at this place for two years and having a few dollars, bought a horse and wagon and drove to Indiana and settled in the neighborhood of  Roscoe Westerfield's.  Here he learned the ways of a farmer and porsued that life as long as strength permitted.
          He married in *1821* to  Sidonia Carmony  and went to housekeeping on what is now the  Betsy Talbert  farm.  This country was all timbered and he did his part in clearing the land.  They had no cook stove and had to do cooking in a skillet on the live coals at the fire place. **[Marriage date should be 1851-PSC]
          To this union were born nine children, six of whom are still living:  Mrs. Eva Six;  A. M. Robbins;  Henry M. Robbins;  H. W. Robbins;  Mrs. Alice M. VanScyoc  and  J. W. Robbins.  There are seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  His children all live near, the farthest being five miles.  After a long and happy life together, Mrs. Robbins died and in later years [1889] he married Mrs. Sarah Sleeth Johnson, who still lives and provides well for the happiness of this home.
          Mr. Robbins has been in Shelby County all his life excepting twelve years.  His first vote was cast for Pierce the Whig candidate for president and after the party bloomed into the Republican party he voted for its first candidate, Freemont.  He has voted three times outside of Hanover township.  He well remembers Morristown---all on the hill---with one store run by  Morrison Gadd.  The store room stood on the lot where  Mrs. Joe Myers lives.  He went to Freeport to mill and got his grinding of  Judge Bailey.  The family wore home spun clothing.
          He helped in the building of the Knightstown railroad and said the spice brush was so thick one could scarcely get through.  At that time there was no house "under" the hill excepting where  Dave Clary  lives.
          He joined the U. B. church at Kingdom Chapel in 1853.  The church stood on what is known as the widow  Carter  farm.  He still pledges his allegiance to this denomination.
          He has lived in Morristown twenty one years.  Never had a doctor call to see him until in January before he was sixty eight years old.  Five years ago he received an injury and has been very much disabled until a few months ago he begun to improve and now he enjoys good health, has a good memory and is interesting in conversation.
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Found in the Six Family Bible.  The information I have for him:  Born 5 April 1828 - Died 18 October 1915
Contributed by Phyllis Six Chambers


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
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          'Gus Robins  has taken a position in the clothing store of  G. M. Goulding.  "Klondike 'Gus" will make a popular salesman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, August 29, 1899
Page 2, column 1
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          Mr. Harry C. Whitcomb  and  Mr. Milton R. Senour  will administer the estate of the late  Milton B. Robins.  They have qualified for the performance of their duties by each giving a bond of $8,500.00.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 24, 1898
Page 1 column 3
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FLEMING ROBINS
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Seeking Divorce From His Wife, Who, To His Surprise, Is In Europe
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         Fleming Robins  has brought suit in the Circuit Court for divorce from  Mary Robins, to whom he was married in 1891, and who abandoned him in 1892, since which time he had known nothing of her whereabouts until a few days ago when he received a letter from her notifying him that she was traveling in Europe. Plaintiff also asks for the custody of their son.  Mr. Robins is a resident of Marion township.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Friday, July 18, 1884
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          A good cottage for rent at Acton camp ground.  Enquire of  M. D. Robins
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 3, 1883
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LOCAL  NEWS
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          Morgan Robins  received $1,673 from the Continental Fire Insurance Company this morning to pay the loss on his house.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, March 26, 1883
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L  O  C  A  L      N  E  W  S
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          Some thief made a sneak on  Dr. J. P. Robins'  back porch, Saturday night, and got away with a lot of carpet and a number of balls of carpet-rags.  The Doctor will pay a liberal reward for the conviction of the thief.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 12, 1872
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          Rezin Robins and lady, of Dundas, Ill., are visiting their relatives and friends in this city.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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FOR THE HOLIDAYS !
          M. B. Robins has now in stock
          the finest lot of NEW BOOKS ever
          in the market.
                 TOY BOOKS!
                      PICTURE BOOKS!
                           POPULAR POEMS!
                                BOYS BOOKS!
                                     BOOKS FOR GIRLS,
                                          &c.,&c.,&c
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday, March 9, 1870
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The  Last  Arrival
          Of Goods that has been reported to us, is the New Stock of  WINDOW  SHADES,  just received from the East, at  Robins' Drug Store, comprising all the latest patterns and styles.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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