Robinson, J. W., Dr.

Dr. Robinson arrived in Jacksonville in 1875. Dr. Robinson’s first wife, Dr. Ella Ford of Salem, died in Salem 1879, eight months after their wedding. Robinson married Tillie in 1882, in the Masonic Temple in Jacksonville. Of their three children, only Dorland survived into adulthood. In addition to being a doctor, Robinson operated a drug store and served as mayor (1892) and councilman (1888) of Jacksonville. He also served as war revenue tax collector. Robinson retired in 1921.

Other Name(s): 

James

City: 

Jacksonville

Birthplace: 

Washington County

Mother: 

Mary (Dorland) Robinson

Father: 

Nather Robinson

Spouse: 

Dr. Ella Ford of Salem, m. October 1878, d. 1879; Matilda (Tillie) Miller, m. 1882

Children: 

Willie Robinson, died at age 6 of Diphtheria, October 15, 1890; Leah Robinson, died at age 5 of Diphtheria, October 21, 1890; Dorland Robinson

Education: 

Willamatte University 1875, earned highest rating in surgery. Post graduate classes in the east.

Honors: 

Councilman of Jacksonville (1888). Mayor of Jacksonville (1892).

Occupation: 

Doctor