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260. Elizabeth A. "Bessie" HOLLAND16 was born on 22 March 1879 in Virginia. She died on 27 October 1954 at the age of 75 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Although Bessie's obit said she was born in 1880, the 1900 census states 1799, and gives her age as 21. In 1880 she was already 1 year old.

Julian M. Robinson's grandparents in 1870:
Danville, VA
William Robinson, age 53, wholesale grocer, b. England, his parents foreign born
Indiana M. J. Robinson, 40, b. VA
Juliet L. Robinson, age 16
William L. Robinson, age 25, physician [Juliet was likely William L.'s wife, not his sister]

Here's Julian M. Robinson's family in 1880:
Danville, Hh 19
W. L. Robinson, age 35, Doctor (M.D.)
Julie, wife, age 26
Julian, son, age 5
Louisa, dau, age 3
India M. Robinson, mother, age 50
[all born in Virginia with parents born in Virginia]

Danville City Directory of 1892-3 lists her future father-in-law under Physicians
Robinson, Dr. W. L., 753 Main
In 1930, Bessie was still living at that address

1900 Census. Danville City, VA 753 Main St. Hh 124
W. L. Robinson, b. Feb 1846, age 54, was married 23 years, physician
Louise, dau, b. Nov 1880, age 19
Marion M., son, b. Oct 1881, age 18, pharmacist
Mabel, dau, b. Nov. 1888, age 11
William L, Jr., son, b. Nov 1892, age 7
Belle Willis, servant, B, b. Mar 1883, age 17, nurse

1910 Census. Danville [Independent City] Virginia. Hh 139
William M. Robinson, age 65, widowed, b. VA, physician
Julian M., son, age 34, married 5 years, b. VA, physician
Bessie H., dau-in-law, age 30, 1 child, b. VA
Julian M. Jr., grandson, age 1
Marion M., son, age 28, printing business
Mabel, dau, age 23
William L. J., son, age 18
Frannie Barringer, age 32, servant, b. NC

1920 Census. Danville, Ward 2, Main St. Hh 10
Julian Robinson, age 44, surgeon, own office
Bessie, wife, age 39
Julian Jr., son, age 13
Holland, son, age 7
Nellie Holland, sister-in-law, age 44
Lena Beringer, age 33, single, housekeeper, b. NC
Ella Akers, age 40, widow, servant, b. VA, cook, private family

1930 Census. Danville, Ward 2, 753 Main St., Hh 26
Julian Robinson, age 54, married at 27, surgeon, general practice
Bessie H., wife, age 49, married at 22
J. Duran Jr., son, age 24, clerk in bank [he supposedly had the middle initial "M" so I don't understand the name, but this is obviously Julian Jr]
Holland, son, age 17
Blanche H. Mink, age 49 [cannot read either her relationship or occupation]
Virginia Hiett, servant, age 20
Clark Williams, servant, age 56, chauffeur
Nellie Holland, sister-in-law, age 47

1939 Danville City Directory
Robinson, Julian M. (Bessie A.) phys. 753 Main
Robinson, Julian M. Jr. collections dept AM Natl Bank & Trust Co; r 753 Main

The Bee, Danville 7 Apr 1951
Houses for Sale
For Sale: 723 Main Street. Well established doctor's office and spacious home, suitable for conversion into offices or apartments. Zoned for business.
Lee Isenhour, Dance & Fentriss, Phone 696

The Bee, Danville 27 Oct 1952
Office Space Available
Professional Building
(formerly home and office of Dr. Julian M. Robinson]
723 Main Street
Phone 1614

The Bee, Danville, 28 Oct 1954
Mrs. Robinson's Funeral Rites Friday at 11 A.M.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Holland Robinson, 74, wife of the late Dr. Julian M. Robinson, will be conducted at the graveside in Green Hill Cemetery tomorrow at 11 a.m. The body is a Townes Funeral Home.
She had been in declining health for some time and died in Memorial Hospital last night at 8:50 o'clock.
A native of Danville, Mrs. Robinson was born March 22, 1880, a daughter of the late Christopher Grant Holland and Catherine Walters Holland. After attending the Baptist Female College (now known as Averett) and Hollins College, she married Dr. Robinson in 1904.
Mrs. Robinson was a charter member of the Danville Garden Club, a member of the Wednesday Club, and attended the First Baptist Church. At the time of her death she was residing at 278 W. Main Street.
The deceased is survived by two sons, Julian M. Robinson Jr. of Danville and William Holland Robinson of Durham, NC, and three Grandchildren.

Elizabeth A. "Bessie" HOLLAND and Dr. Julian M. ROBINSON were married in 1904. Dr. Julian M. ROBINSON was born in 1876 in Virgina. He died before 1954 at the age of 78.

Elizabeth A. "Bessie" HOLLAND and Dr. Julian M. ROBINSON had the following children:

367

i.

Julian M. ROBINSON Jr. (private).

368

ii.

William Holland ROBINSON (private).