Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ellen Lee Robinson Obituary

Mrs. Ellen Lee—Robinson

The East Liverpool Tribune

Died on June 5, 1901


Died at Her Home in Akron Monday Noon.

The funeral of this well known and most estimable former East Liverpool woman was held at her late home, East Akron, Wednesday afternoon. She had been in ill health all winter, which was spent in Floride. She returned a couple of months ago, but not much improved. She sank sweetly into her last long sleep surrounded by her three children and their families—Bryon W. Robinson, Mrs. Frank Adams, and Russell Robinson—all living in homes adjoining her own. Her early girlhood life was spent in East Liverpool, where she came as Ellen Lee from England wither mother, who became Mrs. Joseph Kendall. Ellen Lee made her home mostly in the home of the late Benjamin Harker, by whose children she was most tenderly known as "Aunt Ellen" from their earliest days of recollection. She was later invited to make the home of Hon. And Mrs. Josiah Thompson her home, which she did until she was married to Mr. William Robinson, and shortly after removed to Akron, which has since been her home. She was at the home of Mr. Thompson when he and several of his family were attacked with small pox, and as they offered her a home when there was no dread disease, she made it her home when there wass, and helped to care for those who were in danger. She was a woman of most generous heart, lovable disposition and noble character. Her husband died suddenly from small pox twenty years ago in Southern California, whither he had gone to look after gold mining interests. This wa a great sorrow to her as it was impossible to bring his remains home for five years.

Mr. and Mrs. Will L. Thompson, and Miss Mame Simms, of this city, attended the funeral at Akron Wednesday, and returned home Thursday evening. It will be remembered that her son Bryon married an East Liverpool girl—Miss Lettie Smith, a grand-daughter of Hon. Josiah Thompson, and a daughter of D. J. Smith. It was Mrs. Robinson's special delight and custom to always remember at Xmas times her East Liverpool "nieces" and friends of those old pioneer days. She will be sadly mourned in all the homes where she visited and was ever so welcome.

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