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|February 18, 1893
McDonald PA Outlook
The United Presbyterian has the following:
Mark ROBB of McDonald, Pa., died May 15, 1892, after a short sickness in
his 85th year.
Mr. ROBB was born of John and Jane ROBB, August 12, 1807, in the old
homestead near McDonald. Early in life he made a public profession of
his faith in Christ in Robinson Run congregation, then under the
pastoral care of Dr. RIDDELL. May 31, 1838 he was married by Dr. WILSON,
then pastor of the Robinson congregation, to Miss Jane Scott DONALDSON.
To them were born several children, of whom only two are now
livingóJames ROBB of Noblestown and John S. ROBB, the noted lawyer of
Pittsburg. Mr. ROBB loved the church and honored it, and soon the Lord
honored him by is being elected to the office of ruling elder, to which
office he was ordained Oct. 9, 1851, in Robinson Run congregation, where
he remained in honor till he, with a few others, organized McDonald
congregation, where he was again honored with the same office until his
Mr. ROBB was a man for whom the Lord did great things. He gave him great
health and strength, so that until his last sickness he scarcely knew
anything about being sick. He, physically considered, was a man among
men. He possessed strong mental powers, and was exceptionally well
informed on almost all subjects, especially in church and state,
frequently serving on committees where his intelligence and sound
judgment were highly appreciated. God gave him a great heart to love
all, both great and small, rich and poor. His life was a sunny one,
never moody, never despondent. His was the power to be happy and make
others so. This world is much better, brighter and happier for his
having lived in it for almost 85 years. Greatly blessed was that family
that had him for its founder and head; those congregations that had him
so long for their member and officer; that community that had him for
From an article in the United Presbyterian that was reprinted
in the McDonald Outlook.
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