R.C. ROBINSON IS|
Former Winchester Mer-
chant Passes Away At
Home At Clarendon.
Word has been received by relatives in Winchester and Frederick county of the death of Rufus C. Robinson, a former prominent merchant of this city, which occurred about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home at Clarendon, Va. He had been ill only a few days.
Mr. Robinson was in Winchester the early part of September attending a reunion of members of his family, an event which they always had looked forward to with much interest from year to year. At that time he appeared to be in his usual health. Less than a week ago Mr. Robinson was stricken with an attack of acute indigestion, and although the spell wore off it left him in a weakened condition. His heart action became involved, and he passed away late yesterday afternoon. Announcement of his death was a distinct shock to all his friends and family connections here.
In Business Many Years
Mr. Robinson was a son of the late David and Ellen Cather Robinson of Frederick county. He was born September 22, 1859, and had he lived five days longer he would have been 71 years of age. He spent his boyhood and youth on the farm of his parents, and as he grew to young manhood he went to the west, and was for some years engaged in business in Kansas and Missouri.
Returning to Winchester, he and his brother, Silas D. Robinson, engaged in the general dry goods business on North Loudoun street, occupying the large storeroom now used by the People's Bargain Store.
They closed out the business about 20 years ago. Mr. Robinson moved to Danville, Va., and later to Clarendon, Va., where he was engaged in the general insurance business at the time of his death.
Mr. Robinson is survived by a widow, formerly Miss Lucy Young, one brother, S. D. Robinson, of this city, and four sisters, Mrs. Edward L. Fries, and Miss Emma Eleanor Robinson, of Winchester; Mrs. J. N. Fries, of Berkeley Springs, W. Va., and Mrs. George P. Hott, of Dayton, Va.
Funeral Here Tomorrow
The funeral of Mr. Robinson will be held Friday. There will be services at the home in Clarendon in the morning after which the body will be brought to Winchester and taken to the chapel Mount Hebron Cemetery where a short service will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock by the Rev. George W. Stover, pastor of the United Brethren Church. Interment will be in the family lot.