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Descendents of Thomas Herbert (1798 - 24 Feb 1862)
and Isabella Embleton (1804 - 16 Feb 1892)
Third Immigrant Generation
48. Alexander "Alex" Robison . Son of Marshall Robison & Mary Herbert. Born 18 Feb 1871 in Harvey. Died 21 Jan 1942 in Coquitlam, BC. Buried in Vancouver. Occupation School Teacher, Prospecting & Mining.
Had six children: May, Winnifred, Gordon, Eileen, and Muriel; and Robert Norman who died in infancy. All lived on the west coast.
From newspaper obituary - 1942:
Died in Victoria. Alexander Robison, Native of Harvey Station, Had Been in West For Years.
Harvey Station, Jan 26 -- Miss Margaret Robison has received word of the death of her uncle, Alexander Robison, of Victoria, BC, which occurred on Tuesday, Jan 20 at Coquitlam, BC.
Mr Robison was a son of the late Marshall and Mary (Herbert) Robison, pioneer settlers of Harvey Station, one of a family of 13 children. He was born at Harvey Feb 18, 1871, and received his early education at Harvey Superior School. Following his graduation from the Provincial Norman School, Fredericton, he taught school in New Brunswick for several years before removing to British Columbia where for years he was engaged in prospecting and mining. Six years ago, following a trip to the Yukon on a mining project, he was stricken with paralysis and since that time had been a hospital patient. He is survived by his wife in Victoria, BC; four daughters and one son, living in British Columbia and California; and by two brothers, Robert H. and Kenneth J. Robison, of Vancouver. Burial took place on Friday at Vancouver.
He married Effie Zilla Mills.
49. Stephen "Allan" Robison . Son of Marshall Robison & Mary Herbert. Born 13 Apr 1873 in Harvey. Died 3 Feb 1922 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Allan graduated from Kerr's Business College in Saint John then went to Boston, Mass. Unable to find clerical work he settled for construction and for several years he worked in Lynn, Chelsea and other cities near Boston. In 1899 he was married and stayed on until 1905 when he decided to return to Harvey with a wife and two daughters. He bought the house owned by his brother-in-law Robert Grieve and lived in it until 1916 when he built a house, later owned by his youngest daughter Margaret Robison. About 1918 he purchased the Robison House at Harvey Station, changing the name to Brunswick House.
From newspaper obituaries - 1922:
Stephen A. Robison
Harvey Station, Feb 3 -- Stephen Allen Robison, Proprietor of the Brunswick House here, died at his home this morning at an early hour after an illness of some months from cancerous tumor of the stomach. He went to Boston last fall for a special treatment but did not succeed in staying the progress of the disease, which finally carried him away. He was a son of Marshall Robison, one of the early settlers of this place, and was in the forty-ninth year of his age. He is survived by his wife and three daughters and one son. Two of his daughters, Mary and Mabel, were grown up and assisted with the hotel. He is also survived by six brothers and three sisters. His brothers are William and Andrew Robison, residing here; Frederick, residing in Boston; Robert, Alexander and Kenneth Robison, residing in the west. His sisters are Mrs Isabel Dorr, of Camden, Me.; Mrs Robert A. Little, of York Mills, and Mrs David G. Taylor, of Medford, Mass. All his sisters were with him when he died. His brother-in-law, David G. Taylor, also was with him when he died. He was a brother of Thomas Robison, who was formerly M.P.P. for York county, and succeeded him in the hotel business. He was a man of genial disposition and had many warm friends.
He married Catherine Isobel "Cassie" McCallum, daughter of Malcolm McCallum & Catherine McKinnon, 1 Mar 1899 in Boston, Mass. Born 15 May 1871 in Whycocomagh, N.S. Died 1 Jun 1962 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Died 1 Jun 1962, age 91 yr 17 days, at Harvey Community Hospital.
From newspaper obituary - 1962:
Mrs S. A. Robison
Harvey -- The funeral of Mrs S. A. Robison was held from St. James United Church here with service conducted by Rev. William L. Randall assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson and the church choir. Pallbearers were Gilbert Robison, Edwin Robison, Douglas Robison, Claude Little, Jack Coburn and George Brown. Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.
One of Harvey's oldest residents, she was born at Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, in 1871, a daughter of the late Malcolm and Katherine (McKinnon) McCallum. Following the marriage to Mr Robison, they operated the Brunswick Hotel in Harvey Station and following the death of Mr Robison, she continued as proprietoress until the hotel was destroyed by fire in 1926.
She was a member of the Scotch Presbyterian Church in Boston and a regular attendant of St. James United Church here until her health failed. She was a member of the Ladies' Sewing Circle and the Women's Auxiliary of St. James Church here.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Coldbrook; four daughters, Mrs R. G. Blair, Hillsdale, NJ, Mrs Coburn, Mrs James Ritchie and Margaret Robison, all of Harvey; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
They had the following children:
207 i. Mary Adelaide Robison
208 ii. Mabel Kathryn Robison
209 iii. Jeanette Elizabeth Robison
210 iv. Kenneth McCallum Robison
211 v. Margaret Taylor Robison
50. James "Frederick" Robison . Son of Marshall Robison & Mary Herbert. Born 18 Feb 1876 in Harvey. Died 1 Oct 1923 in Boston, Mass. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Fred went to Boston and had an excellent job with Enterprise Rubber Company. He later drifted around various places in Maine. He worked for a time on a cruise ship and later enlisted in the Canadian Army in World War I. He enlisted as a private but became a sergeant. After the war he was in Harvey for some then, then he returned to Boston where he died in 1923.
From newspaper obituary - 1923:
Died At Boston. James F. Robison, Formerly of Harvey, Died at Boston and Buried Yesterday at Harvey.
Harvey, NB, Oct 5 -- The remains of the late James Frederick Robison, son of the late Mr and Mrs Marshall Robison, of Harvey, arrived on the Boston train today from Boston and were taken to St. James Presbyterian church. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Hugh McLean and interment was made in the Harvey cemetery.
The late Mr Robison was born and educated in Harvey and removed to Boston about twenty-five years ago, where he has resided for the past number of years.
The late Mr Robison was fifty-seven years of age and was a son of the late Mary and Marshall Robison who were among the first settlers here and was one of a family of 13 children.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs Daniel Taylor, of Boston; Mrs Isabell Dorr, of Camden, Maine; Mrs Robert Little, York Mills, and five brothers, Robert and Kenneth Robison, of Vancouver; Alexander, of Victoria; Andrew and William at home. The late S. Allan and Thomas Robison, M.L.A. were brothers of the deceased.
He married Susan Robinson.
51. Kenneth Johnson Robison . Son of Marshall Robison & Mary Herbert. Born 22 Mar 1879 in Harvey. Died 19 Dec 1956 in BC. Occupation Insurance, Real Estate.
Kenneth graduated from Provincial Normal School and went to Boston to work. About 1900 he decided to go to Vancouver where he remained. He was a Notary Public and had a good business in insurance and real estate. He was over 70 when he married a widow, Mary Ross.
He married Mary Ross, Oct 1950.