Nathan Robinson and Ida Bell Robinson Obituaries

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, July 22, 1932

Mrs. Ida Bell Robinson, aged 61, died early Wednesday at her home at Tablow, this county. She was the daughter of James and Sarah Satterly Robinson, and was a prominent Christian woman in the community where she lived having been a devout member of the Bethel Baptist church for 36 years. Her funeral was held there this morning conducted by the Rev. W. D. Moore, and burial was in the Bethel Cemetery. Besides her husband, Nathan Robinson, she leaves two sons, Fred Robinson and Christopher Robinson, both of this county, and three grandchildren and a foster-daughter, Mrs. Howard Shewmaker, of Cornishville. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. P. Bunch and Mrs. David Harley, and two brothers, Henry and David Robinson.

The casket bearers at her funeral were William and Walter Releford, Tilford Robinson, L. Robinson, Russell and Andrew Bunch.

Nathan Robinson, 1868-1936.  Ida Bell Robinson, 1871-1932.  Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, February 28, 1936

Nathan Robinson, 68 years of age, died Monday, February 24, 1936, after only six days illness with pneumonia. He was a well-known citizen of the Tablow section of Mercer County, and the son of W. M. and Sarah Beasley Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laudie Murphy Robinson, and two sons, Fred Robinson, Harrodsburg, and Chris Robinson, of Tablow, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He also leaves his father, W. M. Robinson, who is 91 years old; five sisters, Mrs. James Dorsey, Washington county; Mrs. Silas Releford, Bohon; Mrs. Clarence McClain, Mrs. Howard Shewmaker, near Cornishville; Mrs. Edgar Robinson, Duncan; four brothers, B. L. Robinson, Anderson county; James L. Robinson, Willisburg; R. L. Robinson, Fisherville, and Overton Robinson, Sharpsville.

The funeral was at 3 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon at Bethel Baptist church, with burial in the Bethel cemetery. Six nephews were the pall bearers; Will, Walter, Grover Releford; Tilford and Orvie Robinson and Andrew Bunch.

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  1. I recently subscribed to your posts and greatly enjoy. Although a child of the South, I have lived in Florida for 50 years, and and only vaguely remember Kentucky. I like to be reminded of that little girl, so long ago, and so many travels ago.

    Would like to visit one more time and play in the snow, my fondest memories.

    You look beautiful in your hat. So that is where I got my love of hats…..Kentucky.

    • Thank you! There’s nothing like Kentucky. I’ve lived here all my life. The change of seasons is something I really enjoy – spring and fall being favorites. Ritchey and I love to visit tea rooms, one reason I love wearing hats! I hope you come to Kentucky at least one more time. What area would you visit?

      • Russellville, my birth place, born 1943.

        We live in coastal north Florida, and have been evacuated each of the last two Septembers because of the hurricanes. Because we were out of the country both times and arriving back in the US, are only recourses were to end up driving from our home on the east coast to a hotel on the west coast of Florida; and last year ending up in Memphis, Tennessee, the closest place our travel agent could find a flight/hotel as we were flying in from Edinburgh.

        Too much info, I know, but we are already planning a trip to Nashville, if we have an evacuation this year. Then we can drive the 60 miles to Russellville.

        And, I forgot to say, visiting your site is warm and comforting.

      • I love the little town of Russellville! About the size of Harrodsburg, where we live. Ritchey and I were there for over a week in October, visiting cemeteries, research in surrounding counties (we visited 18 counties total!). Thank you for your kind comments!


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