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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

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Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


ALBERT M. ROBINSON, plumber, an enterprising business man of Manilla, Ind., was born there January 1, 1868, a member of old Rush county families, both parents having been born and reared in this part of Indiana. They were John T. and Martha U. (Titus) Robinson, and had two children, Albert M. being the only one now living. John T. Robinson was an engineer and also a carpenter and was well known at Manilla. Albert M. Robinson attended the God- dard and Homer schools in Walker township, until old enough to become self-supporting, when he began farm work and for five years was engaged as a farm hand. Following this he cut timber for W. E. Talbert, for about ten years and then went into the plumbing business at Manilla, sonic nineteen years ago, in which business he has continued ever since. On October 24, 1892, Mr. Robinson married Catherine E. Hey, born in Shelby county, Indiana, daughter of Jacob and Amanda (Ross) Hey, and one of their two children. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have had five children : William E.. who is a farmer in Shelby county, married Lucy Kuhn ; Evon E., who married C. P. Hale, freight agent for the Pennsylvania railroad at New Albany, Ind. ; Flo and Loren, who reside at home, and Dorothy, who died at the age of seven years. Mr. Robinson and his family are members of the Christian church at Manilla. Although never very active in politics, Mr. Robinson has always been a sturdy Democrat and takes a good citizen's interest in public affairs. He is a member of the Masonic lodge at Manilla and belongs also to the Modern Woodmen.