12 Aug 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album, Whiteside Co., IL
Originally published 1885 - Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD - Purchased CD from "Old Glory Accents"
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
George M. Robinson, Secretary of the Williams & Orion Manufacturing Company, of Sterling, was born in Zanesville, O., June 7, 1854. His father, Robert P. Robinson, died in 1871, and his mother, nee Margaret Culbertson, died in 1881.
Mr. R. received a common-school education, and at the age of 17 years he accepted a position in Patterson's bank at Sterling, remaining there until 1873, when he became book-keeper for his present employers; he was appointed Secretary in 1877. He is an exemplary man, worthy of official trusts. His residence in on Third Street.
He was married Nov. 24, 1880, to Miss Mary B. McCloy, and they have one son born Dec. 13, 1882, and named William A.
Mr. Robinson is a Reublican in his political views, and as to his religious relatuions he is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Sterling. He has played the organ and lead with his voice the congregational singing in said Church or the last nine years.