My son Anthony who lives in Chicago bought an old scrap book and wants to find the relatives of the possible owner of the book. It looks like John N. Robinson made the book back in the 1890's. Lots of names and clues here.
John N. Robinson passenger agent for the Wisconsin Central line,
John N. Robinson married to Emma Godfrey
both of Des Moines, Iowa
on Nov. 20th 18??.
[found the text doc on FamilySearch date is Nov 20, 1872]
They had two daughters that
both died in March of 1877,
Helen P. (18 months)
and Addie or Ada (3 years).
[NO RECORDS Yet 10Nov2011]
John N. Robinson had brothers in Texas that
owned the Robinson Bros. Grocery. He states that he went to visit them but no date for the visit.
Emma's paternal grandfather
was G. E. Godfrey.
He was married to S. Godfrey (Abercrombie).
[Possible that S = Serrilda ?]
S. Godfrey's father, Alexander Abercrombie,
died in their house
at 717 Mulberry Street in Des Moines, Iowa
around August 1st, 1890.
[There is no census for 1890 because the records
burned up in a fire in the 1920's. The 1890 records
were sitting out in the hallway outside of the vault
and they were only able to save 12% of the records.]
The funeral was held in Pilot Mound Iowa where they
Alexander Abercrombie was born in Virginia
and in 1851 moved to Iowa.
He had 1 daughter in Virginia
and 1 daughter in Nebraska.
Alexander was Uncle to Virginia Governor Pierrepont.
He had 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren at
some point before his death.
S. Godfrey had a sister in Osage City, Kansas.
S. Godfrey had a brother, ?? Abercrombie, living in
the city of Ostumwa
and he had a son, C. A. Abercrombie.
At one point ?? Abercrombie, son of Alexander,
lived in Missouri.
S. Godfrey had a daughter, Kate Howard
married to John Howard of Des Moines.
They both died of consumption.
They had 3 boys that lived with
their grandmother, S. Godfrey:
Frank Howard - well known printer at the Des Moines
paper, The Leader.
He died in his mid-thirties at his grandmother's
house on Mulberry Street.
Charley Howard - died as a teenager while visiting
relatives in Pilot Mound.
He was playing with a gun with some other teens while
the family was at church. ?? Howard
Random clippings without known relation:
W. R. Robinson and Virginia Taylor Robinson of 102 S.
Judson Street in Fort Scott.
Virginia was the daughter of the famous Col. H. T. Wilson
early resident of Fort Scott since 1847.
Col. H. T. Wilson was married to Elizabeth C. Wilson Virginia and W. R. had a daughter, C. C. Nelson.