Monday, September 29, 2008

An Update on Carl and Claude Robison

Carl and Claude Robison are sons of Frank and Cora Robison, grandsons of Henry and Lucy Robison, and great grandsons of Henry and Ann Robison.

=+= Carl Robison =+=

According to his mother's obituary published in the Columbia City Post on July 16, 1934 Carl Robison was living in Cincinnati, Ohio. However, the obituary of his mother that was published in the Leader-Tribune (Marion, Indiana) stated that he lived in Lincoln, Nebraska!

I hadn't found Carl in Indiana or Ohio in 1930, but a search of the 1930 census found that he was indeed living in Lincoln. (Lancaster County, Nebraska, page 218). Carl Robison was head of the household. He was renting his home for $50, was 33 years old, married, first married at age 21, born in Indiana, and his parents were born in Indiana. His wife Cecil, was 32 years old, first married at age 20, born in Indiana. The occupation given for both of them was music teacher.

The staff at the Marion Library found his obituary in the Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, Indiana) published on Sunday, December 12, 1971 (page 12).
Carl Robison, 75, 216 W. 41st St., widely known musician, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at his home following an illness of two years.

A native of Marion, he formerly played with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and with the Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., Symphony Orchestra. He also taught oboe at the University of Nebraska. He played for the opening of the Lyric Theater in Marion many years ago. He was a charter member of the Musicians Union here. For several years after he returned to Marion, he was a tool and die maker at Paranite Wire and Cable Co.

Mr. Robison was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, and he was a member of Samaritan Lodge, F and A M, and all of the York Rite Masonic Bodies in Marion, the Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, the Shrine Band in that city and the Mississinewa Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include the wife, Venetta; one son, Jack, Riverside, Calif.; one stepson, Charles Diodore, Riverside, Calif., and a brother, Henry, Warren.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Shawley Memorial Chapel, 2901 S. Washington St. Funeral arrangements are pending.
The Social Security Death Index on ancestry shows that Carl was born May 28, 1896 and died Dec 1971. His last residence was Marion, Grant County, Indiana.

=+= Claude Robison =+=

All I had on Claude was that he was listed with his parents in the census records for 1910 through 1930 which showed that he was born about 1909 or 1910. The staff at the Marion Library found his funeral notice published in the Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, Indiana) on Sunday July 14, 1968:
Services for former Marion resident Claude Robison, 59, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John's Church of Christ, Chicago Heights, Ill.

Mr. Robison, formerly employed at Beitler Studio, Marion, died Friday night in Chicago Heights. Burial will be there.

Survivors are his wife, the former Bernice Oliver; two brothers, Henry, Warren, and Carl, Marion; two sons, Don, California, and Carl, Chicago Heights, and six grandchildren.
The Social Security Death Index on ancestry shows that Claude was born April 4, 1909 and died July 1968. His last residence was Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois.

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