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Active in the lumber business of California was the late William Francis Robinson, who was accidentally killed while loading lumber on October 31, 1929. He was widely known in his vocation, and was a man of high repute and recognized ability. He was born in the state of Ohio, December 18, 1869, and there was educated and lived until his parents died. When he was twenty-seven years of age he went to Riverside, California, and was first employed there in picking and packing oranges. He remained in this work about three years. He then found work in the lumber camps near Fresno, where he remained until the forests were logged out. He afterward worked in the Tuolumne district for the West Side Lumber Company, with which concern he remained for a number of years, then was with the Hobart Estate near Truckee, California, for eight years. His next connection was with the Standard Lumber Company in Tuolumne County, and he was with them three years or until the time of his unfortunate and untimely death. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Presbyterian Church, of the Knights of Pythias, and the Knights of Khorassan.

On August 12, 1911, occurred the marriage of Mr. Robinson and Dora Catherine Hempleman, who came from Christchurch, New Zealand, February 1, 1911. She was on the point of returning to her distant home in New Zealand when she met her future husband. To this happy union there were born two children, namely: Catherine Rosalie and William Lee.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Page 166. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

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