Friday, January 23, 2009

Robinson family with mules, circa 1914

Some of you may recognize this photo from the cover of the fall issue of the Itawamba Settlers magazine. The date is about 1914, and the location is Tremont. Later, the Robinsons "moved to town" to land which was then located just outside of the town of Fulton but now is the subdivision that encompasses Farrar Drive and Mimosa Drive.

Pictured far left in the photo is Gideon Casibay "Gid" Robinson. Holding the white mule is his son, Luke Lee Robinson, my grandfather. Next are Louis Gideon and then Buddy (Lowrey Marlin), big sister Jewel and big brother Lawson with the suit coat. Thusie and her younger sister, Lily Evans, are pictured next, and rounding out the photograph on the far right is the oldest child of Gid and Thusie, Lawrence Evans Robinson, who died from influenza during his service in World War I.

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