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Re: Dr Byron B ROBINSON 1855 - unk

Posted: 2 Aug 2008 9:49PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Robinson, Waite, Brennan, Dill, Phillips
Robinson is a very popular surname in Wood County, WI - In fact, I used to play all the time at the Robinson Park (off 16th street) when I was young - It is named after a Dr Byron Robinson - below is his information to include a bio - hope it helps.

1895 Census
Byron B. Robinson DR 1895

1900 Census
Byron Robinson Chicago Ward 11, Cook, Illinois abt 1855 Wisconsin White Head, with wife Lucy Waite 40 and son Ralph Robinson 7, Annie Brennan 30 and Charles B Waite (father-in-law) 76

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - 15 Jul 1954 - 25 years ago - Thursday, 18 Jul 1929 - With favoring weather, members of Wisconsin Rapids Local No 820 Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and their families assembled at Byron Robinson Park shorty before noon today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original signing of the charter.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - 15 Oct 1963 - A request of the South Wood County Historical Society to put up a memorial marker in memory of Dr Byron Robinson, who gave the park to the City, was then discussed. The motion carried.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - 6 October 1970 - reference to Dr Byron Robinson

St Point Journal 16 Jun 1906 - Mrs Byron Robinson has gone to Bancroft SD where she expects to spend about 3 weeks with relatives.

St Point Journal 3 Aug 1906 - Charles O Dill of Bancroft SD who used to live here about 40 years ago, who has been the guest of Byron Robinson for a week or more left this morning for Wild Rose and vicinity. He undertook to show the boys how they used to swim in the Plover Creek when he was a kid. In attempting to do a few hand springs backward he landed on his neck and was laid up for nearly a week as a result.

St Point Journal 12 Sep 1908 - Dr Byron Robinson, formerly of Grand Rapids, now of Chicago, has given the city of Grand Rapids 20 acres of land for park purposes. Dr. Robinson was a frequent visitor to St Point.

St Point Journal - 2 Apr 1910 - Dr Byron Robinson, formerly of Grand Rapids, but who has been practicing in Chicago for 20 years, died on March 23, aged 53 years. When he lived in Grand Rapids, Dr Robinson was frequently called in consultation with the late Dr John Phillips of this city.

Historical Review of Chicago and Cook County and selected biography Vol 1 pg 358, 359 - condensed - Graduated from Rush Medical College, he began the practice of medicine in Grand Rapids, WI in 1882. As a country doctor, he commenced his experimental work, and it was then and there he laid the foundation of his future scientific career. He then went to Europe for three years and upon return accepted the chair of anatomy in the Toledo Medical College, where he taught for two years. he went to Chicago in 1891. For 13 years he was the chair of gynecology and abdominal surgery in the Illinois Medical College.

His parents were William and Mary Robinson, were born in England, and coming to the United States in 1845, located on a farm near Mineral Point, central Wisconsin. Byron Robinson was born and reared here. And his parents after living together for 50 years, died on the old homestead. his early education was obtained in a log school house near home, and then after completing a course in the Mineral Point Seminar, he entered University of Wisconsin (Madison) and graduated in 1878 with a BS. In 1879-1880, while teaching high schools of Ashland and Black Earth WI, he commenced the study of medicine and graduated from Rush Medical College with his professional degree in 1882. He started his practice in Grand Rapids WI for 2 years and went abroad for the first time. In 1888 Dr Robinsin moved to Toledo where he remained for 2 years. In 1891, he removed to Chicago. In 1894, Byron Robinson was married to Dr Lucy Waite, head surgeon of Mary Thompson Hospital. Also extensive gio on his wife Dr Lucy Waite - no mention of children.
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