Monday, October 26, 2015

Lucy (Sims) Robinson

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Lucy Sims, daughter of John and Lucinda (Duff) Sims, married David P. Robison:

Mrs. Lucy Robinson, No. 1028 West Monroe street, and her family, consisting of Misses Kate and Minnie Robinson and Thomas Robinson left yesterday noon for Chicago, to remain.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Thurs. 4 Dec 1890.

Death of Lucy (Sims) Robinson:

Robison--Died, Saturday evening, April 17, at 10 o'clock, in Chicago, Mrs. Lucy Robison.

The deceased was an old settler of Sangamon county. She was the eldest child of John Simms, who formerly resided four miles west of Springfield on the Jacksonville road.

The funeral will take place at Old Salem cemetery, west of the city, at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Mon. 19 April 1897]

Robison--At her home in Chicago, Sunday, April 17, 1897, at 10 p.m., Mrs. Lucy Robison.

Mrs. Robison was an old settler of Sangamon county, and was a daughter of John Sims, who formerly resided four miles west of the city on the Jacksonville road. She leaves to mourn her loss a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Sims, residing here, J.B. Sims, a son, residing on the old home place west of the city: another son, Virgil Sims, residing near there, besides two sons and daughters residing in Chicago, as follows Mrs.Dolan, Miss Kate Robison, and Thomas and George Robison, all of whom accompanied the remains to this city yesterday afternoon, reaching here on the C. & A. limited at 4 o'clock.

The remains were taken to the old  home place, from where the funeral will occur at 11 a.m. to-day.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Tues. 20 April 1897]

Children of Lucy (Sims) and David Perry Robinson:

Marion P. Robinson:

Sangamon Circuit Court. In the Sangamon Circuit court yesterday, Mrs. Phoebe Robinson, of Riverton, filed a bill for divorce from Marion P. Robinson. She alleges they were married in Riverton Jan 21, 1880, and that they lived with each other until July, 1893, when she left him on account of drunkenness and failure to support. The defendant is a farmer. The complainant was only 17 years old, at the time of her marriage, and is the daughter of Andrew J. Hamilton.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Tues. 2 July 1895]

Mrs. Phoebe Robinson was granted a decree divorcing her from her husband, Marion Robinson, on the ground of desertion. The couple were married Jan. 2, 1880, and lived together until July, 1893, then Robinson tired of his wife and left her and she does not now know his whereabouts. Mrs. Robinson claimed that her husband's desertion of her was unwarranted.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Sun. 1 March 1896]

George J. Robinson:

Robinson - Died, Tuesday, Oct 8, 1907, in Tillman county, Oklahoma, George J. Robinson, aged 53 years, 1 month and 2 days.

The funeral will be held at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of A.O. Saunders, 950 South College street. F.W. Burnham, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate. The interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was born four miles west of Springfield and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David P. Robinson. He spent his boyhood in Sangamon county. When 20 years old he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Litrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Litrell of this city. They afterwards moved to Lincoln, Neb., leaving after ten years' residence for Chicago, where they lived twelve years. While there Mr. Robinson conducted  grocery and transfer business on the West Side.

Mr. Robinson purchased land in Tillman county, Oklahoma, and went there in August of this year. He was taken ill, September 6. He is survived by his wife, Hattie, and two daughters, Miss Nettie and Mrs. L. Wolfe, both of Chicago, and one son, Ernest, of Oklahoma. He is also survived by two brothers, Marion of Riverton and Thomas of Chicago, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Sims of this city, Mrs. Mattie McClure of Linden, Kans., Mrs. Julius Dolan of Chicago and Mrs. Hattie Kirkland of York, Neb.

Mr. Robinson was a member of the Christian church and also of the Modern Woodman of America.

The remains were brought to this city over the Chicago & Alton railroad at 8:30 last night and were taken to the undertaking establishment of Metcalf & Branson and will later be removed to the home of A. O. Saunders.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Fri. 11 Oct 1907]

Julia (Robinson) Dolan:

Dolan - Died, Monday, March 15, 1915, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Raymond,  Rogers park, Chicago; Mrs. Julia Dolan, wife of Michael Dolan, aged 68 years.

Decedent was born four miles west of Springfield and was the daughter of Perry Robinson and Lucy Sims Robinson, and granddaughter of John Sims, one of the earliest settlers of Sangamon county. Surviving are the husband and seven children, John, Edward, William, Nicholson, Perry, and Carl Dolan, and Mrs. Howard Raymond; three sisters, Mrs. Martha McClure, Lindon, Kans., and Mrs. Kate Lambertson, York, Neb. The remains will be brought to this city today and burial will be at Old Salem.

Funeral announcements will be made later.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Wed. 17 Mar 1915]

Children of Julia (Robinson) Dolan:

Ella May (Dolan) Nickelson:

Jesse William Nickelson, a young farmer of Bradfordton, and Miss Ella May Dolan, daughter of Michael Dolan, of the same place, were married in Springfield Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Rev. J. A. Kumler, pastor of the second M.E. church, officiating.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Fri. 27 Feb. 1891]

Mrs. Nickleson, 58,
Dies In Hospital
Special to the State Journal
Bradfordton, Sept 12 - Mrs. Mary Ella Dolan Nickleson, 59, lifelong resident of Sangamon county, died at 12:10 p.m. today at St. John's hospital, Springfield.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but interment will be made  in Old Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Nickelson was born Nov. 3, 1868, and in 1890 she married to Jesse William Nickelson, who with their five children survives. They are Jesse Raymond, Seattle, Wash., William LeRoy, Bradfordton, Clarence Oliva, Springfield, Jewel Marie Zimmer, Bradfordton, and Glen Michael, Chicago. Also, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. H. D. Raymond, and four brothers, John, Edward, Perry and Carl Dolan, Chicago; and seven grandchildren.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Thurs. 13 September 1928]

Mary E. (Robinson) Sims:

Mrs. Mary E. Sims, Once Resident Of County, Dies at 92
Funeral Will Be Held In City Tomorrow

Mrs. Mary E. Sims, 92, former resident of Riddle Hill, died yesterday morning at the residence of her daughter at Webster Groves, Mo., following a short illness. She was a member of a pioneer Illinois family.

The body will arrive in Springfield early tomorrow morning to be taken to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Veara, 620 South Lincoln street, Funeral services will be held there at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev,. LaVerne Taylor, officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemeter.

Mrs. Sims was the daughter of David P. and Lucy A. Robison. She had an acquaintance with Lincoln and her great-grandfather, Col. Edward Robison, served in the state legislature at Vandalia before the capitol was moved to Springfield. Colonel Robison earned his title in the Revolutionary War.

The late Thomas A. Sims, a farmer, near Riddle Hill, was Mrs. Sims husband. He died in 1903. she was born on a farm near Riddle Hill in 1840.

Her survivors include 48 direct descendants; including eight children; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sims, and the eight surviving are as follows: James P. Sims of Belevue, Mich.; Mrs. Henry Jamison of this city; Mrs. Searcy of Webster Groves, Mo.; George P. Sims of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Nellie Veara of Springfield; Mrs. Eunice Upton of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Joseph Hohlstine of St. Louis, Mo.; and Charles H. Sims of Chicago.

She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Kate Lamberson, and a brother, Thomas Robison, both of York, Neb.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Sun. 11 Dec 1932]

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