The grave marker for James and Sarah Robinson sits in Mount Union Cemetery’s Northwest section. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on May 27, 1905, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 3.

James Robinson—Benton County Pioneer and Well Known Citizen.

James Robinson of Wrenn, is dead. His mortal remains were laid away in Newton cemetery Thursday afternoon. A great concourse of his old time friends from every part of the county assembled in the city of the dead to do his memory reverence. His death occurred Tuesday afternoon. It was caused by consumption which laid violent hands on his lungs several months ago. His arrival from Cottage Grove, where he went to consult with Dr. Ben Job, and the character of his malady was detailed recently in the Times. There was also later announcement of his worse condition and of the fact that the end could not be long delayed. It came Tuesday, when, surrounded by his family, the well known pioneer and generous, kindly citizen breathed his last. Many an oldtime friend bows the head in kindly sympathy in the realization that Jim Robinson, the genial, amiable soul is to be seen no more.

James P. Robinson was born in Illinois April 3rd, 1840. In 1855 he crossed the plains with his parents, making the trip by ox team. The family settled near Corvallis, and in 1865 the deceased was married to Miss Sarah Knotts. Of this union there were ten children, eight of whom survive. Mr. Robinson settled on his home near Wrenn in 1875, and had resided there for 30 years when death ended his earthly career. He was aged 65 years, one month and 20 days.

Services at the grave were conducted by T.T. Vincent.

Published as it appeared on Dec. 25, 1921, in the (Portland) Oregon Sunday Journal, Page 19, Column 8.


Dallas, Or., Dec. 24.—Mrs. Sarah Ann Robinson, aged 72, died Tuesday at Falls City. She had been a resident of Benton county for many years. The following children survive: B.J. Robinson and Mrs. Bessie Johnson, Portland; C.C. Johnson, La Grande; W.N. Robinson, Riddle; Edna A. Robinson, Corvallis; E.E. Robinson, Falls City, and Archie Robinson of Dallas.