Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 95] of Mahoningtown is an engineer of the Pennsylvania R. R., running on the E. & A. Division. He was born in Sharon, Pa., Sept. 12, 1861, and is a son of John A. and Elizabeth (Coner) Robison. The latter, now deceased, was a daughter of Abraham Coner, who came to Mahoning Co., Ohio, from Westmoreland Co., Pa.; he was of German descent; his wife was a Miss Carpenter, who lived near Ellenburg, Lawrence Co., Pa. John A. Robison, the father of our subject, was born Nov. 2, 1833, and served in the Civil War; he is at present engaged in the furniture business in Sharon, Pa. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, a Republican in politics, and a member of the Royal Templars of Temperance. He was a son of Samuel Robison, who was born two miles south of Pulaski in 1802; he married Miss Wallace, a native of Scotland, who was born in 1809, and came with her parents to America in 1816; her mother's name was Greene before her marriage. Samuel Robison was a son of James Robison, a native of Ireland, who settled on a farm two miles south of Pulaski, and died at an advanced age.

Our subject was brought up in Sharon, and attended its common schools; at the age of seventeen he began railroading, and on Sept. 20, 1887, he was appointed fireman, and on Aug. 6, 1889, was promoted to the post of engineer, since which date he has been in the constant employ of the Pennsylvania R. R., running on the E. & A. Division, and proving himself worthy of the high regard and confidence in which he is held.

He was married June 6, 1892, in Mahoningtown, to Sallie M. Frisbee, daughter of H. B. Frisbee, and to them have been given three children: Samuel, deceased; Hugh; and Charles. Both Mr. and Mrs. Robison are members in good and regular standing of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Robison's political views coincide with those advanced by the Republican party, and consequently we find him among the stanchest supporters of that party. He is a member of the following organizations: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, W. L. Scott Division, No. 298, of Erie, Pa.; Mahoning Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 243, of New Castle; and Junior Order of United American Mechanics.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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