Pleasant Henry Robinson and Susan Brown Robinson Obituaries

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, December 30, 1932

Ms. Susan Brown Robinson died Thursday, December 22, and twenty-three hours later her husband, Mr. Pleasant Henry Robinson, joined her.  They were married December 23, 1875, and after 57 years of companionship, it was his prayer that he, too, might be taken.

Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of Mr. George Brown and Elizabeth Riley Brown, and was born October 31, 1851.  She was a woman of sterling worth who had carried on bravely and uncomplainingly for a number of years in spite of an afflicted body.  She was a loving and unselfish mother with her family and a devoted and loyal wife, and was greatly loved in the neighborhood where she resided.

Mr. Robinson was the son of George W. Robinson and Marie Craig Robinson and was born November 16, 1852.  He was a famous musician and known throughout the community for his skill with the fiddle and bow, with which he had given pleasure to thousands.  For many yeas he has been known as “Uncle Pleas” and was welcome everywhere with his smiles and friendliness and his music.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were highly esteemed citizens of Mayo, where they had lived in the same house for 54 years.  A few weeks ago after they became ill they were moved to the home of their son, Berryman Robinson, of Mayo, where death took them.  Surviving are the following children, creditable citizens:  Clarence Robinson, Rome Robinson, Mrs. Nannie L. Robinson, Mrs. Margaret Royalty Thompson, Mrs. A. D. Bryant, Berryman Robinson, Ben Robinson and Mike Robinson, all of Mercer County; William Robinson, of Lawrenceburg.  Another son, James Robinson, died February 13, 1924.  Twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

The double funeral was on Sunday, Christmas Day, at ten o’clock at the Hopewell Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. D. Moore, who had known and loved them for years.  He was assisted by two other ministers.  The burial was in the same grave in the church cemetery.  A very large crowd attended the services.

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